Vera Mae's Bistro

4.6
730 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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M
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never ever disappoints. Food was delicious! Very energetic vibe and made for a wonderful evening!

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NF
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was just as I expected it to be. Charming, eclectic, delicious!

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IT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food! Great ambiance!

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PJ
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Valentines the day after and it was great. We always start with an appetizer but opted for a bottle of wine instead. It end up being a great paring with the special of the night, lobster francais. This reminded us of being on one of our cruises. It was fantastic! We always have great service and never leave disappointed.

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B
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The menu needs to change. It seems like it's always the same things to choose from. Entrees were fair size, but they were very skimpy on the veggie side that was to come with it. I actually didn't realize that it was even there as it was such a small portion.

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MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a charming establishment with friendly staff and delicious food!

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fanciest place in Muncie to go to, perfect for a nice dinner date or something. It’s gonna be decently expensive though so bring your $.

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S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, our server was great! Definitely will be dining there again and will definitely recommend to others

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Went here on valentines day with my girlfriend and overall was disappointed with the experience.

The resteraunt was out of 2 of the main dishes and out of one of the appetizers. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal but because of the limited menu for the night the options remaining were slim.

The resteraunt had a band playing this night. The performance was very splendid however it increased the volume level significantly making conversation difficult with my date.

The food was well made and presented nicely. Only complaint is the limited selection. Other than that the food was great.

Server did a good job checking in and refilling drinks. He did however mess up the bill which had to be corrected.

Overall the experience wasn't good for me. I might return to try the resteraunt during standard operation but will likely not return for any special occasions.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice setting and food quality. I was quite disappointed when my girlfriend was told they were out of lobster at 7:30.

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B
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We have been decade long fan girls of Vera Mae's. This experience was a little different. The Hostess who seated us lacked the welcoming gene typically associated with Vera Mae's. Our server was fantastic, no complaints! The meal was the biggest dissatisfaction. The Lobster tail was no bigger than one side of a Twix bar. It was certainly not worth the cost of the meal. Kudos on the Brussels Sprouts and as always the dessert. Not going back for Valentine's at the least.

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AH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food, great service and an overall great experience.

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent quality and soup to die for. Service is first class.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine's Day. Sat by the fireplace. Loved it!

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food was perfect, waitress was excellent, and the atmosphere was perfect. The owners were amazing as well. Will for sure be going back again.

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RA
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bone in Rib Eye was amazing as was the grilled salmon. This place just always has a great feel to it.

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RT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Two of us ordered a steak and filet which were fantastic. The other two ordered off the first Thursday creole menu and both dinners arrived cold and were sent back. One came back warm and the other still cold. The staff was very cordial but never did get the shrimp and grits dinner to an appropriate temperature and she settled for soup instead. I believe all the food was overpriced.

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S
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Comfortable yet classy downtown restaurant along the main floor of a late 1800’s building. Hard wood floors and huge Victorian ceilings make this modern Americana restaurant very unique in Muncie, Indiana! Food was fabulous!! Digby drink was a great drink!

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A
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Although the service was excellent as usual, some of the dishes were definitely too salty. The quality of the food was surprisingly not up to its usual standards.

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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and incredible food in a laid back non-stuffy atmosphere!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food recommendation from Chad, our server. Chad’s service was impeccable. Everyone worked to provide us with a great experience. Food was wonderful!!!

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AK
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this restaurant about two years ago and have been back to dine several times. I am always amazed at the ambience of this beautiful restaurant. And the menu has something for everyone and all delicious!

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k
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The onion soup is delicious, we had the scallops, the duck, with the crawfish nachos appetizer ...it was seasoned just right. The atmosphere was very nice and the service was great.

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LV
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

New Years eve is an annual "happening" at VM's. Four course meal was excellent. Sea Bass, in particular, was to die for. Ambiance made festive by live music featuring versatile sax player. Water WA attentive and personable.

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D
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

New Year’s Eve dinner was A wonderful experience. The butterscotch carrot soup was unique and flavorful. Crab and artichoke dip was awesome. Short ribs fell off the bone- so tender. My only complaint is where we were sat which was a center table between where the wait staff comes out from the kitchen and patrons exit to the parking lot or go to the bathroom. Would request a table with less traffic.

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LO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Went on New Year’s Eve with my wife for our anniversary. The website didn’t mention a special menu which was limited. Sean, the waiter, was very attentive and with it. Appetizer and soup were great. Main entree - I had chicken with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Nothing special here. The chicken was moist, but the crust was thin and falling off. Really no flavor. Wife’s lemon cheesecake dessert was frozen. I had a chocolate mousse cake which was nice. Overall, not that impressed with the food. Sorry.

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FG
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, service was excellent.

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JD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vera Mae's is our all time favorite restaurant!! It is truly a destination!! We love the atmosphere, the fun and the food. It provides a wide array of opportunities...quiet, private, business, fun, energetic, celebrations, neighborly....it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy!!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner out with old friends. Food and service were exceptional. We would highly recommend VeraMaes to anyone seeking a special experience.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

For the first time ever, my entree was not good. I ordered the brie chicken but it tasted like blue cheese. I do not like blue cheese. The waitress tasted it (after she took it away) and confirmed it was blue cheese. I still give Vera Mae’s 5 stars because they took care of it and took the charge off the bill. The appetizers & drinks were excellent. We’ll be back.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is an outstanding gem! Great food, wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service. We absolutely love it here!

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T
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was having Christmas lunch with my friend. Both of our meals were excellent. We had the best server in town! The restaurant is decorated beautifully for Christmas.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

crab cake appetizer tasted good but was mushy, not as firm as you might expect. My wife was happy with her chicken entree, my steak on the other hand was pretty bad in cut and flavor. Their French onion soup is very good and I would return to eat just that. Wasn’t impresssed with our other items and would not go there for steak again. A server that wasn’t ours filled out drinks for us twice because our server was not attentive.

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s
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service

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CH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Our server was attentive but not too much (Dalton). Great atmosphere

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JF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us visited for the first time. We loved the food and the atmosphere. From the moment we walked in the service was outstanding! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The Duck was fantastic! We will recommend this to our friends and we will be going again!

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KS
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon is delicious. Great as always.

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AN
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with 2 owners who engage their customers and always have a smile on their face..

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V
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistent, excellent meal for lunch or dinner. Great food, great atmosphere and great service!

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KE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 2nd visit and the food is exceptional. The menu is quite impressive. The service is amazing with a short wait time to receive food and you don't feel rushed between courses. The server is very knowledgeable of the menu and drinks. Definitely going back

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