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Vera Mae's Bistro
Vera Mae's Bistro

Vera Mae's Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.veramaes.com
  • Email: info@veramaes.com
  • Phone: (765) 747-4941
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Brian Howenstine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Vera Mae's Bistro is a full service caterer offering only the finest food and drink with elegant accommodations and outstanding service. Vera Mae's offers both on site and off premise catering as well as delivery and pick up. We offer a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres intended for both large and small gatherings; as well as, entrées designed to hold up to the demands of off premise service--all with a concentration on presentation and flavor.
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in the lower level of the restaurant, overlooking the wine cellar, the Boardroom offers a completely private dining atmosphere for up to 40 guests. This intimate space is well suited for business presentations and small conferences as well as warm gatherings of friends and family.
  • Private Party Contact: David Franklin (765) 747-4941
  • Entertainment: Vera Mae's hosts special events such as musical and theatrical presentations, community and educational programs, wine tastings and much more. We have enjoyed acts such as Jazz greats Diane Reeves and Jackie Allen, New York Voices and Ball State University Theatre and Dance students. We proudly offer live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights featuring the talents of pianists Jim Burcaw and Frank Puzzulo.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackson Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Vera Mae's Bistro
Located in the revitalized historic district of downtown Muncie Indiana, Vera Mae's offers upscale fusion cuisine borrowing from the rich traditions of Europe, Asia and the new world. Our goal is to offer the highest quality and freshest fare available presented with impeccable service with attention to detail. Warm and inviting, the atmosphere reflects the love of the historic features inherent to the space and is filled with art work predominantly from local artisans.Our banquet facility, private dining area and seasonal outside seating allows for a wide range of accommodations.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything was lovely. We were celebrating with our daughter who will be graduating from BSU in a few weeks, on the completion of her thesis project. The food was excellent as was the service and overall appearance of the restaurant. Thank you for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions (rehearsal dinner, graduations and 80th birthday party) Service is excellent, food is always great and the ambience lends to a relaxing evening. They always have specials and they never disappoint. Happy we discovered this gem when we moved to Muncie."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "For fresh food with an interesting menu it is the ONLY place in Muncie. Thursday night busy with familiar faces in the house. Always where to go for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This restaurant was fabulous. Their waitstaff was phenomenal. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The special menu and Irish music & talk, with really fine musicians, made our table feel lucky to be able to enjoy this in Muncie. The very good meal (bangers & mash) was wonderfully different - wish it was available all year!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Vera Mae's! The food was very good, the filet mignons were excellent, and the Bananas Foster was a fun dessert!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "service was great...nice birthday celebration meal for 2."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were served raw snapper that was tough as leather. After another tough leather snapper was brought we ordered a NY Steak cooked medium. It was served rare (took it home to cook it). We thought we would be accommodated in some way - at least a discount - since we only were served one meal that was edible. We were charged full price and offered a desert for our trouble. The staff was polite, but food wasn't - We won't be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We wanted a nice place to take our Ball State student and a friend out to dinner. The menu had something that each of us could enjoy. Our waitress was thoughtful and attentive. We enjoyed the jazz piano during dinner and our conversation with one of the owners."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Vera Mae's is a treasure! If you have not been there, go."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We took our son out to celebrate his birthday -- steaks were excellent! My fish was nice too."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was great, the setting was nice. Probably not for a young crowd, or at least my party was treated that way. We were set off in a corner and were ignored most of the time. But the food is great and well worth the money, service is not tip-worthy."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This is the fourth year my husband and I have dined at Vera Mae's on Valentine's Day. The menu was lovely. We each had a delicious meal with no complaints. The beverage selection is large and varied. I had a French martini, my husband stuck with craft beer. There was a wonderful jazz group playing throughout the evening. The fireplace was lit, the walls filled with eclectic works of art, ambience is spot on."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were attending an event in Muncie Indiana and looked at several sites for recommendations on a nice/great place to Eat and Vera Mae's came up tops in Muncie. We dine at many very nice resturants and Vera Mae's stood up to any and all. Great speciality cocktails, great menu and food, atmosphere didnt disappoint. Serve was excellent also. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to dine in Muncie."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We dined here for our anniversary and loved it! The food was great and the service was outstanding. We enjoyed the casual atmosphere yet with an upscale experience. This was our first visit here as a couple and we will definetely return again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Unique atmosphere with dozens of paintings and photographs on the wall, including a Jim Davis showing the Garfield crew dining at Vera Mae's Bistro. Service was great, good wine list, delicious fish specials on the night we were there. Owner stopped by our table and answered our questions about the wall art, and talked about the history of his restaurant. We were in town for an art show at Minnestrista. Vera Mae's was an unexpected, great find!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "How did I not know about this gem? I love the big city but Vers Mae's is an instant hometown favorite. My husband and I are already planning date nights here."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great atmosphere -- old building, lots of artwork. Friendly staff and good service. It's where we take all our candidates applying for a position in our company."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Vera Mae's is our go-to restaurant when we have a special occasion or just want to treat ourselves. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere, elegant. The owners are nearly always there and take great care to greet guests. We love this place!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our food experience started out well and left high expectations. We had the seared ahi tuna to start with, that was very good. Next was the french onion soup, house salad and dinner rolls, also delicious. Unfortunately, our entrées were disappointing. There was an overall lack of seasoning on the filet and rack of lamb. The flavor of the mashed potatoes was OK, but they were dry and the asparagus was extremely over cooked. When in pay almost $40 for 1 entrée I do expect a great meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Vera Mae's consistently has great service and exceptional dining. I can't imagine having a bad meal here. The brie was delicious."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This restaurant never ceases to amaze. Fantastic ever changing menu that has yet to disappoint. The perfect Muncie location for a quiet date, or meeting up with friends for great drinks and delicious desserts."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Vera Maes is one of Muncie's gems. The atmosphere is one of the best places in Indiana. I would recommend this place over any restaurant in Indy. We love the restaurant and hope that Veras is here for many years to come."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time at Vera Mae's despite the weather! The food was wonderful as well as the ambience! Would go back again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Irregardless where you are from, you'll feel at home when dining at Vera Mae's. With outstanding food and service, this has become my favorite place to dine when in Muncie."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was a fixed menu dinner but with choices for appetizer, entree, and dessert. The food was delicious, perfectly prepared, and served with the perfect timing. This is the second year we have dined at Vera Mae's for Valentine's Day and we were not disappointed. I will definitely plan to do it again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love it all...a real blessing for downtown Muncie!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Excellent little find in Muncie. Good food and drinks with wonderful ambiance. I would recommend Vera Mae to anyone and will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Only restaurant on Open Table in Muncie. If you do not like chains... No other options for American food."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The owners take time to visit with diners. The food is dependably excellent. Great variety of food and wine choices. Deserts are a must."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Sometimes when you're either very familiar with a restaurant or ask about the daily specials cuz you know that that means the chef found a great deal on something, it looked particularly fresh and/or good, etc., your expectations for that entree or meal is, well, "expected" but not necessarily something to write about. You already like the place and so that's why you're going back, right? Well, this time we surprised and delighted, from our appetizers through 4 orders of the daily special, to the desserts which none of us could resist. Punctuate that with more than decent wine and we were very happy to have brought our guests there for their dual birthday celebration! We couldn't have asked for a nicer experience, from beginning to end!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is a great place for a romantic special occasion. The food is amazing. The ambience also sets it apart from other restaurants located in the Muncie area. Definitely a gem of a place."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "This downtown restsurant is the best that Muncie offers. In addition to their varied menu, they always have 2 featured entrees. Never have had a mediocre meal - always the best. Service is attentive. Ambience is romantic in Balliard Hall in the winter with the fireplace and soft piano music. Never disappoints. Definitely a must go for special occasions."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This is a fantastic restaurant with wonderful food and service."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This was definitely one of the best meals i have ever had. The waikiki chicken was delicious as well as the spinach wonton appetizers. Everything at our table was fantastic. My daughter is a huge steak lover and the filet at vera mae's is definitely her favorite. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "very $$$, but so worth it!!! Will be back! Food is so pretty and so good. You feel like royalty."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very good food, with the exception of the Bread Pudding which was sub-par on this visit.. At times the wait staff seemed overwhelmed with the large NYE crowd. We had to ask for our wine twice after ordering it prior to the meal: it arrived about half way through our main course. Al in all though we had a nice evening, good jazz music and a nice table away from the entertainment allowed us to enjoy our evening."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was great, atmosphere was wonderful, and owners made you feel welcome. If you haven't been then you must go!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Nice lighting, live piano, charming building, professional friendly servers. Worth the trip from Indianapolis."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We recently celebrated our 37th anniversary at Vera Mae's. The food was fantastic, the waiter was friendly and the atmosphere was exceptional. Thank you for a great evening."
    Dined on 12/18/2013