Vera Mae's Bistro

4.6
888 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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DaveS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We both ordered the New York strip steaks and both steaks were tough to cut and very chewy. Saw another couple having dinner and she was having to saw cut her filet..
Saw cut a filet... Have always had great experiences here, but something this time wasn’t what it has been in the past...

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michaelw
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Best crab cake in the Midwest. Chicken was bland and they ran out of salads. Overall a decent experience.

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CoryC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our server was pleasant. The building was a pleasant architectural design, however the disturbing artwork detracted from its beauty. Our appetizer, french onion soup, and meal sides were delicious. However, both our our main courses were disappointing. My wife had the Cranberry Brie Chicken. The chicken was dry and it was just a boneless, skinless chicken breast that we could overcook at home. I had the Peppercorn New York Strip. I ordered it medium rare, and it was cooked approximately. It did not possess a taste worthy of its price tag though. It was somewhat bland, with the exception of the occasional peppercorn. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone not wanting to have anything more than drinks and soup.

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GinaB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day. They are following social distancing best practices and we enjoyed every minute!

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KimW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Will definitely go back. The owners are so friendly and involved with customers!

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MattM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great as always. The service was impeccable. Outstanding place to eat.

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BillB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service, food, quiet, always a class place to enjoy an evening out----clear down to the Peppermint-patty.

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GinaB
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this local gem! Great food and an amazing atmosphere for date night!

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MarkD
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vera Mae's is our go-to spot for special occasions. Kent and Steve have given Muncie its first and best destination dining location!

It's the perfect casual classiness that we love so much; the way the setting, the food, and service come together makes a meal here so much more than merely eating.

Go here!!!

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner for me and my wife. We were celebrating and everything was wonderful from the service to the food and drinks

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Shaky
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first time in Vera Mae's was twenty years ago when we moved to Muncie. It is still our favorite place.

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vipdebdirection
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Vera Mae’s is always superb and a wonderful experience. Quality food and service is the norm.

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LanceB
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A jewel in the Midwest. Terrific option in Muncie for two decades plus. Wonderful food, wine list and owners.

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vipWNYC541
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - Amazing food, stellar servive, and very enjoyable hosts. Definately worth the drive from Indianapolis - we will be back.

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ThomasN
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great place highly recommend this place

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GinaB
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal with wonderful service. Love this local gem!

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ADJo
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, very nice experience. Unfortunately, the meal quality was not up to the standard that we have had many time previously. Scallops and chicken preparations were mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our second visit was just as good as the first. We happened upon Vera Mae's about a year ago while in town on business. This time we drove 1 hour just to go to Vera Mae's tonight. Our service was great! The food was quite good and cocktails were delicious.

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JeffreyG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good to see Kent and have a bowl of French Onion soup. great experience as ususal

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RLC1935
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was good but my steak was extremely tough, and my friends chicken, though good, was also tough. The sides were not good, and they were cold. The waiter told us they were out of salad, which we intended to order. This was not our usual experience at Vera Mae’s. We will be back for another try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The menu sounded wonderful...it was not! My husband had chicken with Brie and raspberry sauce. Chicken was dry, one little dry hunk of Brie on top, raspberry sauce was missing in action. I had Coquille St Jacque (sp). It was no where near the dish I remember. There were 4 scallops and the price was $40. Never Again!

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vipshopgirl
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another memorable experience. Owners are top shelf and make you feel like family. Delighted to make this our go to for the next three years while daughter is at BSU! Food outstanding as always.

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TheresaR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed your restaurant but really didn't like the preparation on the alligator I ordered. The tenderloin was fabulous and bourbon a two-thumbs-up but the alligator was tough and tasteless.

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BillB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great place for a great meal and enjoy surroundings.

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CharlesM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Long wait between course, 25 minutes between each.

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Marianne
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasurable experience. Wonderful service, food and atmosphere.

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KristinD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to have celebratory out of the ordinary gourmet meals. A lot of choice and all of it excellent. We had the ahi appetizer. I had the French onion soup. I had the scallops St. Jacques. Very delicious. A place gourmet chefs would enjoy and try to steal from. All servings adequate in size. Bring an appetite for a marvelous evening. Get a great seating while weather lasts on their outdoor patio seating.

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vipHoosier8066
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night at one of our very favorite restaurants!
Our meal was spectacular and Ben took excellent care of our table.

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SergeyS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was a bit noisy and planted flowers were in my face.

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vipPatrickJ
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The red snapper was cooked to perfection. We always get the French onion soup and it was done very good. The spinach and feta wantons didn’t disappoint. We thought a seafood wanton would be interesting to make with spinach and crab. Thank you for a delightful evening.

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DonL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special meal. The best I have had in a long time. We would definitely return for another meal.

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RLC1935
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This was the worst dining experience I have ever had in my life! I usually like Vera Mae's but this visit was a loser in almost every way, except the food.

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ConniLou
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a really nice dinner in Muncie and be able to dine in or outside, this is the place to go for sure!

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DennisM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, adequate social distancing between tables and the owners Kent and Steve were very attentive to every customer whether you were seated inside or out. Like one big family!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

JD
JohnandDebbieFeick
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and great service. We highly recommend Vera Mae's as a relaxing environment with great ambience.

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mollyf
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sometimes people forget Vera Mae's with a sort of "been there", "done that". It is still an outstanding place to eat!

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vipJulieA
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Consistently good food and service!

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Marianne
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vera Mae's is doing an excellent job keeping their customers safe. It is on a very short list of places we are going since re-opening. The food, drinks (I had a cocktail), and ambiance were perfect.

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RogerM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat. Food is always good and staff is outstanding.

FAQs

Vera Mae's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (765) 747-4941.

Vera Mae's Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 888 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.