Vera Mae's Bistro

4.8
929 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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vipPhyl
Indiana
57 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience: the atmosphere, service, food, & ambiance.

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vipShannonH
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vera Mae's doesn't disappoint. Delicious food, great drinks and lovely wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect date night dinner - wonderful food and service, the best atmosphere and live music. The owners were on site and a pleasure to speak with. They are masters of their craft and pride of ownership shines clearly.

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robert
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Dinner was very good except it was not very hot. More luke warm

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service for our group of 5.

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Rose
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vera Mae's never disappoints. Top notch service from the host to the owners. The evening special was delicious and I can't wait to be able to order it again.

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JohnL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always classy, great service, great food. Great service by Digby - including recommending his namesake drink (which hit the spot just right)

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ShannonU
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful evening at Vera Mae. Although it was very crowded, service was good, food delicious and the drinks superb!

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vipKevinS
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS excellent food and service, warm ambiance, beautiful decor.

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JRic
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Service was fine, however the food was not worth the expensive price tag. Salmon was completely raw and cold in the middle. Steaks were grisly. Sadly will not be back.

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TeresaM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Loved that we could make a reservation on a busy Friday night.

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AnandM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and pleasant atmosphere

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EvansJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food and drink are always sublime. Got treated to dinner with a show last time I was there. There was a local college singing group there preforming.

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BrianV
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and flavorful, drinks were excellent. Server was attentive and engaging.

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JulieH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and our server was so friendly and attentive. The owners also made a point to chat with us and were extremely nice. All around great experience. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vera Mae’s never disappoints! The food is fabulous, great wine selection, and live instrumental music. One of our favorite restaurants by far!

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cpie
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, our meals, the service, and the ambiance were excellent.

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TerriB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet potatoes are Amazing! Kent and Steve have a wonderful place to eat, and Helen waited on us perfectly!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vera Mae’s is always a sure thing, consistent, great food, service, owners Kent and Steve have created a great brand and Muncie landmark you can always depend on for a nice evening.

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vipJanabelle
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in Muncie on our way to New Hampshire and were lucky enough to run across this lovely restaurant after a great day of biking on the Cardinal Greenway. What good fortune for us all around : )

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SusanM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Please know this is the first negative review I have EVER submitted. I always speak directly to mgmtif I have any concerns. Praise publicly, correct privately. I tried …

My sister, niece and I were in Muncie visiting my daughter. We planned a nice dinner to celebrate “Daughter’s Day”! I asked a colleague, who lives in Muncie, for some recommendations and when I saw the Brie appetizer, I knew this was the place as Brie is my daughter’s favorite.

The Brie was delicious as were the escargot and caprese salad. The French onion soup was good.

My niece and I both ordered the Beef Wellington M/R. I tried cutting into my filet and struggled. A gentleman came over and asked how was everything. I thought my filet seemed a bit over cooked but we agreed it was fine. I have a brace on due to “tennis elbow” and thought perhaps I was struggling due to this because my niece had no issues. I removed it and continued to struggle. At that point, our waitress returned and I shared my concern. Nothing was offered as a resolution so my sister suggested they bring me a replacement and my niece would cut her filet in half while we waited. I soon had the replacement, along with new potatoes and asparagus. Once again, I tried to cut the filet. I couldn’t … the waitress returned and asked how it was and when I shared I couldn’t cut through the filet, without even expressing any sympathy or concern, she turned away and got the gentleman to return. I showed him how I could not cut through the filet. No apologies offered but what he did offer was to tell me to just “cut the section off”. That is right, he put his fingers right over my filet and said “just cut that section off …”. Sure, I ordered a 6 oz filet and I am going to cut off 20%. I was done. I couldn’t eat the filet and had no intentions of taking it with me.

The bill came and I was disappointed to see a full charge. I paid my bill and shared my disappointment with our waitress. She said that is up to mgmt. I left a 20+% tip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The NY strip was great and my wife had the salmon/ shrimp entree, which she said was great with a great sauce. The veggies were just ok, nothing unique. We sat outside, which was nice.

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vipdebdirection
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE our Vera Maes family for the special guest experience.
Food, drink and experience are unmatched in the area.
Everyday dining or special occasion is worth every trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at Vera Mae’s and the experience was 5 stars! The food was delicious and the staff was incredible! They had floral arrangement and champagne chilled at the table when we arrived. I highly recommend Vera Mae’s!

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vipRalphA
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and drink. Clayton is a dynamite server.

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PieLady
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Vera Mae's was fantastic! The food was delicious, our server personable and attentive, and the owner visited our table often to share stories about how his restaurant began and the history of the building. We were entertained by live guitar music that only added to the ambience of the beautiful setting. It was my mother's 87th birthday, and we were so glad we chose Vera Mae's to celebrate! (Oh, and whatever you do, don't skip dessert!)

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NormG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening the food was excellent, wait staff superb.

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vipPhyl
Indiana
58 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great service & food, wonderful atmosphere.

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HollyThomas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was perfect, dinnner was delicious as always! Thank you Vera Mae's for an excellent night out!

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JoshB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in Muncie for a while and never visited Vera Mae’s before. It was delicious and the service was great! I really liked the way the building was decorated as well. I’m happy we have this place in Muncie.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We have been to Vera Maes several times and normally have had a good meal with good service, last night that was not the case. I don’t know if they are being hurt by a lack of work force or what, but it took over 1.5 hours for us to get our entrees and it wasn’t crowded. The wait staff was not very attentive, my steak was over-cooked...overall not the experience you would expect when paying good money for a meal.

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vipannk
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to eat at when visiting our son at Ball State. The owners are wonderful and friendly. Food is always good and service has been awesome. The ambiance is nice. We love the older building decor inside. There is a nice outside seating area if you prefer

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SKeeter
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Muncie since we moved here a year ago. Food amazing. Owners truly have the gift of hospitality.

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JamesM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for special occasions or for your everyday meal. I love the staff most of all and the owners make sure everyone is having a good time.

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Tami
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There’s a new chef and a new menu at Vera Maes and it’s a very good thing. I had the blackened salmon with shrimp and my husband had the pork medallions. Both of our entrees were excellent. Kent and Steve, the owners, greeted us warmly which is always the case. We love eating here and I would recommend it highly.

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KarenK
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service although white and rose were not chilled enough - we had to ask for ice. Food was ok at best. Tomato bisque was exceptional but seared tuna appetizer soggy with only a tiny amount of seaweed salad. I would have preferred that with frisée or something more substantial even as an appetizer. Prices high for the quality of the meal.

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MelanieS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a night out with my friend and ate here prior to going to the Civic Theater. We had appetizers, a glass of wine and dessert. Great atmosphere and service. We were not disappointed! Restaurant is beautiful and the owner talked to us about the history of the building. The owners really want you to come in for an experience and walk out as friends!

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vera Mae’s continues to wow! We brought our parents here when they were in town and loved every minute of it. Dessert and the French onion soup (of course) were the biggest hits!

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JuliaM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved that they didn’t rush us! Great service and food. Perfect to go to before going to a show at the Civic Theater.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly service 👍😁

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 4.8 stars by 929 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.