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Vera Mae's Bistro

4.9
4.9
951 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (765) 747-4941

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Randal Towne

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Muncie

  • Cross street

    Jackson Street

  • Parking details

    Plenty of on-street parking and a large parking lot off of our rear entrance.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 951 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Best Overall

  • Indiana

    Best Ambiance

  • Indiana

    Romantic

  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Indianapolis

    Best Overall

  • Indianapolis

    Best Service

  • Indianapolis

    Best Ambiance

  • Indianapolis

    Romantic

  • Indianapolis

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  1. JS

    JanS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th Anniversary dinner
  2. VS

    VictoriaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I went to Vera Mae’s to celebrate my graduation and it was the perfect place to do that. We are not “bistro” people but the atmosphere was great and our waitress was phenomenal. The martinis were delicious and the food was exquisite. We do not live anywhere near Indiana, but if we were to ever go back to Muncie again, Vera Mae’s would be a must!!
  3. SB

    SandraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from England and found Vera Mae last year and absolutely love it. Brilliant service, lovely cocktails and just all round lovely.
  4. T

    Tami

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our meals were delicious. I had spaghetti with shrimp and my husband had fettuccine with beef. Both entrees were served hot and in a timely manner. Our cocktails were also perfect and priced very reasonably. We love this restaurant, the food, and the atmosphere.
  5. D

    Diners123

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, lovely ambience, really good food.
  6. MD

    MarkD

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. We come to Vera Mae's every couple of months - we have a "regular" table, Carlos's drinks are always on point, and we love visiting with Kent! Darrell's service was excellent - his wine recommendation was perfect for my dish, and he provided the perfect combination of attention and privacy. Our meals - the evening specials - were quite the treat, especially the snapper. The Chef obviously works hard with the purveyors to get the best possible ingredients. Vera Mae's is a perfect spot for a romantic date or special occasion - or just for dessert and drinks! GO!
  7. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Great atmosphere. Server was on it. Food was delicious. It was a great night.
  8. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by server Stacie. Food for all four of us was delicious. Both owners greeted us and checked on our tables during meal. One of the best restaurants in Indiana.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Saturday evening with my mother. It has been a few years since we have been at Vera Mae’s. Great snapper special this evening. I enjoyed the sweet potato pie soup—outstanding! The crab cake was forgettable. Dessert and drinks were just what we needed. Our waiter was the right amount of attentive. We will come back here.
  10. L

    Leolovesfood

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Our second time here. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Both visits were exceptional in every way. We will definitely be back.
  11. PK

    PattyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always greeted as friends. No negative comments. A lovely restaurant with lovely food.
  12. MT

    MichelleT

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal. We really enjoyed the instrumental music. Great service as usual. Friendly staff.
  13. JM

    JuMar

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always satisfied with food. Owners are beautiful people whom I consider friends. Our ONLY issue was the iced tea concoction (that I suspect is peculiar to VM). I don't drink it at all. My wife likes it unsweetened with NO lemon. Her order was not to her liking. That said, it was not critical to our dining experience. Love VM, Kent, Steve, and staff. Always a pleasure!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious, everything from the appetizers to the soups and entrees! Our server was attentive, friendly, polite and added to the enjoyable evening. We started with three appetizers: pomme frites, crab artichoke dip and crawfish nachos, all were delish but the overall favorite was the nachos. Three of us had the fabulous French onion soup and the other in our party had the fresh salad enjoyed with blue cheese dressing. Three of us had the chicken piccata and the last had steak, all were cooked to perfection and the Brussels sprouts were a huge hit! Overall we had a truly enjoyable night out!
  15. d

    dot23scott

    Indiana

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience as always.
  16. MF

    MattF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most exquisite and classy dining experience in town! From Aperitif to Digestif, our table attendant, Melissa, was a phenomenal ancillary addition to our overall experience. The menu provides for myriad palates and appetites, and the wine list accommodates the menu. The cocktails are expertly prepared with attention given to the key spirit. The ambiance is that of a classic speakeasy vibe with a hint of mystique stirred in. We've casually dined here many times over the years and are always visited by Kent or Steve, as they personally take time to visit every guests table. If you want to be completely satisfied and impressed with an upscale dining experience, menu, and wait-staff...Vera Mae's Bistro is just that place!
  17. MO

    MichaelO

    Atlantic City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful evening, and such good food! We love Vera Mae's!
  18. JL

    JimL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance are unequaled in Muncie!!! Hosts Kent and Steve have years of experience in the food business and it shows. No better place for fine dining in Muncie!
  19. H

    Haley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely server, and beautiful ambiance! the food is always excellent too
  20. TH

    TomH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and value. Would recommend Vera Mae’s for any occasion.
  21. S

    Schell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a special occasion. Delicious! Staff was great. Manager showed me around the space. Owner/chef came and spoke with us. Food was wonderful. Dessert and drinks superb. Live piano player. Pricey but worth it. Can't wait to go again!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    I was really excited to try this place looks like a really unique small cozy setting when we first arrived they tried to put us in the room that isn’t the dining room which was odd they were happy to switch us over to the dining room lots of traffic in the back going in and out the back door it was just a strange experience the quality is not there neat atmosphere but details are missed for example rock hard Cold butter served with a bread potatoes were Superdry we asked for butter and they brought the same rockhard butter out thinking we would actually use that I got the bourbon drink which was an old fashion but it was nothing but a infused bourbon poured into a glass basically just bourbon in a glass food was just mediocre service was different and it seems like we were paid very little attention to because we were not locals this place has a lot of potential but missed the mark.
  23. RD

    RobertD

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance are always great. This is one of our very favorite restaurnts.
  24. KS

    KSwynford

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Mother’s Day dinner!
  25. d

    dinerpm

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Muncie. Phenomenal!
  26. RK

    RonaldK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some type of meeting was going on at a large table in the back. It was a little disturbing to the atmosphere but the overall experience was fantastic. Waitress did a superb job.
  27. KF

    KatieF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great assortment to choose from.
  28. CB

    CellaB

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Helen, was amazing. The staff was very welcoming and inviting. I ordered the salmon and my son ordered the chicken picatta, both were delicious!!
  29. JB

    JudyB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary meal was great. Only thing, when I made the reservation through OpenTable, OT asked if were a special occasion. I selected anniversary. Nothing special from VM.
  30. RP

    RussP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our visit. Food was outstanding and service was superb. We never had to ask for anything. Our drinks were refilled without asking. Will most definitely be returning. Thank you Vera Maes for a wonderful evening in celebration of our anniversary.
  31. TD

    TiffanyD

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance with a live piano player. Friendly staff unique delicious menu
  32. MD

    MarkD

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go-to special occasions place. Everything here is top notch, and we especially appreciate the incredible service team!
  33. M

    Marianne

    Indiana

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night and bit of celebration. Great service. Love the energy and music.
  34. FT

    FirstTimer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Interesting bistro indeed. The wine was excellent, the service was excellent, French onion soup, as well as the coconut cream cheesecake. The dinner however, for a $150 meal I did expect a bit more of the "wow" factor. While it was good I did expect more from one of Muncie's finer dining establishments. I would possibly try it again to see if it was just an "off" night.
  35. T

    Tami

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at this restaurant for many years and usually go there to celebrate special occasions. This time we were celebrating our anniversary. My husband and I both ordered the special of the night which was an 8 oz filet of beef sliced with bearnaise sauce. The sides were mashed potatoes and green beans. The price of the entree always includes a salad, roll, and the sides. The food was excellent and perfectly prepared. Both of the owners warmly greeted us and our server, Helen, was efficient and very unobtrusive. It was a perfect evening spent at a local restaurant.
  36. NK

    NicholeK

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best! Vera Mae’s has wonderful servers, the food is delicious and the owners are one of a kind. I highly recommend Vera Mae’s for any occasion!
  37. JP

    JenniferP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Our server was very attentive and helped us when we had questions.
  38. CE

    ChrisE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent dinner on a cold Saturday night, but with fireplace going the dining area was cozy. Our waiter informed us that the Mojo Pork Medallions had been replaced with a pork shank and I ordered that. The pork shank reminded me of Osso Buco, and was excellent with the pork literally falling off the bone and melting in my mouth. My wife had the filet and it too was exquisite. Bananas Foster shared for desert was a great way to finish off the evening. We’ve been to Vera Mae’s several times and have never been disappointed. The staff is always friendly, the ambiance is cozy and relaxed, and the food is excellent. Our favorite restaurant in Muncie.
  39. SW

    SueW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vera Mae's is our favorite restaurant in Muncie. Great food in a friendly atmosphere.
  40. T

    Traci

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Went here to celebrate a birthday. Overall not a great experience. Menu online doesn’t match hair actual menu. Drinks were definitely not strong. Spent almost 2.5 hours- food didn’t come until 1.5 hours after ordering. My food order wasn’t right, and part of my food came out cold. Disappointing experience.

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 4.9 stars by 951 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Vera Mae's Bistro

209 S. Walnut Street, Muncie, IN 47305

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jackson Street

  • Neighborhood

    Muncie

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of on-street parking and a large parking lot off of our rear entrance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Randal Towne

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (765) 747-4941

  • 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

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