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Vera Mae's Bistro

4.9
4.9
962 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 8 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 962 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

  • Indiana

    Best Ambiance

  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Indianapolis

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Indianapolis

    Best Ambiance

  • Indianapolis

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  • Indianapolis

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  1. TF

    TeresaF

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Menu limited. Chicken piccata sauce amazing. Chicken was like rubber. Homemade blue cheese dressing for good side salad was wonderful!! Service outstanding. Location really good and ambiance great.
  2. KP

    KathrynP

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very happy with our whole experience at Vera Mae's. Our family was celebrating our grandsons, who attends BSU, 21st Birthday and took a chance with the reviews from Open Table and everyone enjoyed. We will be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food, wine, ambiance, and customer service!
  4. M

    Margaret

    Indiana

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent quality on everything there. Will miss seeing Steve but wish them a happy retirement.
  5. m

    marinators

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful experience, as usual! Never disappointed.
  6. P

    Poleczar

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Unique menu. Friendly service. Nice ambiance with outdoor dining.
  7. MB

    MuncieB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love sitting outside on the downtown main street for dinner. Food was delicious as always, wine was 50% off today and the service was top notch as usual. Our favorite upscale place for sure.
  8. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with wide variety of gourmet entrees and appetizers. Service staff and mixologists are top-notch.
  9. ST

    ScottT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    good food, good atmosphere, server could be a little more attentive, great conversation with owner
  10. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice variety of entrees and appetizers on menu. Waitress Stacy provided excellent service.
  11. SZ

    SalZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks and service was great . Portions were good and flavor were excellent. Specialty drinks were great and service was perfect. They space out your meal time didn’t ignore you and were very pleasant .
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our son here for dinner during his first night on the Ball State campus. It was so far beyond our expectations we can’t believe it. We spent at least 20 minutes talking to the owners. Wonderful people and an amazing experience! We have 4 years of trips back to this place. So glad we found it and will be able to visit again and again. Try it, you definitely won’t regret it.
  14. JS

    JanS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service.
  15. MO

    MichaelO

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This really is Muncie's fine dining establishment, but it's not so stuffy that you can't just show up in shorts and a polo. Lovely meal, as usual.
  16. JS

    JanS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th Anniversary dinner
  17. 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!!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. D

    Diners123

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, lovely ambience, really good food.
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  24. LT

    LauraT

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. 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!
  30. d

    dot23scott

    Indiana

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience as always.
  31. 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!
  32. MO

    MichaelO

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful evening, and such good food! We love Vera Mae's!
  33. 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!
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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!!
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. KS

    KSwynford

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Mother’s Day dinner!
  40. d

    dinerpm

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Muncie. Phenomenal!

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 962 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 8 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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