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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
  • 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: Nick Kirkpatrick
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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, Carole King, 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 Phil Cooley.

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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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I both had great dinners, and the service was very good. I would love to have the recipe for the Crema di Parmigiano sauce. Probably, not going to happen. Thanks for a nice time!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our group of four would have enjoyed the experience more if the noise level had allowed conversation. I would like to have enjoyed the piano music!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The crawfish nachos were one of the best appetizers I've ever had! I definitely recommend ordering them. The chicken with brie and a raspberry reduction was also an excellent choice. Great food!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great as usual! If you are looking for a restaurant in Muncie, this is it!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Always good. The best place in Muncie. Love that they always have new specials every week."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Very glad to have found this great restaurant and look forward to my next meal there!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "You will find time after time the food and service here is awesome. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "There is nothing else like it in Muncie. The food is amazing. The service is second to none. I love everything about it!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Vera Mae's has a warm, romantic atmosphere. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. It's super convenient to make a reservation online, though you really don't need one if you are going on a weekday. I will definitely be back to try more of their menu items. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Interesting décor, great service and terrific food. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Had a great time with family at the restaurant. Food was outstanding and service was very good. I have no complaints. It was perfect for my sons graduation party. It was really nice that they also took reservations. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A nice lunch. Quiet, pleasant atmosphere. Food was enjoyable."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Vera Mae's is very nice looking and the service was great. However, the risotto wasn't made correctly, I wasn't told that the sweet potato hash was served with sausage and it was a bit too spicy. My boyfriend enjoyed the spinach and feta wantons, though he thought they were a bit greasy and he liked the french onion soup, but was confused as to why it was served with safety scissors. I loved the filet, the broccolini was a little raw though. My dessert was excellent though, I had the lemon curd cheesecake, and I did love the Shirley temple I drank. At the end of the night though we just felt it was a bit overpriced for the food we got. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I had dinner at Vera Mae's for my birthday and I was not disappointed. The food was absolutely amazing. I had the chicken breast with Brie and raspberry sauce, my date had the dill crusted cod. Both entrees were worth the money spent."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Excellent atmosphere, excellent food, excellent evening!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "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