Vera Mae's Bistro

4.7
876 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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LanceB
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 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
6 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
4 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
36 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
37 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.

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vipKSwynford
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be with family again in relaxed outdoor sitting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

My husband and I visit restaurants all over America, similar to the style of Vera Mae’s. We both agreed that the food was below average. We ordered the crab and artichoke dip, it was not worth $13. We would eat LP Steamers crab dip any day of the week in Baltimore, Vera Mae’s was not good. My husband had the peach ribs and I had the roasted chicken. The roasted chicken was VERY oily and had no flavor. Our Brussel sprouts followed us into the next day... and the sweet potato mashed potatoes were just that. We did not see any butter, brown sugar, anything to dress them up. Texas Roadhouse ribs, voted best in 1994, still surpass the quality of Vera Mae’s for half the price. Because of the meal experience, we decided to not try the dessert. We’ll happily pay $30, $50, or up for a plate if the meal is worth it. We are moving to this area, and will not be back.

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cpie
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fine dining experience. Enjoy the friendly staff, good food, and ambiance. Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

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MarkD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome destination dining location in Muncie. Romantic, upscale but relaxed with a little flair and funk. A knowledgable, attentive, and super-friendly service team makes sure the guests have everything they want while keeping it light.

The menu is not extensive but has something for everyone, basics to classics, carnivore to vegan. Portions are huge. The dishes are perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Daily specials often include fresh seafood that can't easily be gotten in the Midwest.

Prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the food, service, setting, and portion sizes. Expect $100+ for dinner for two with a dessert and drink.

Can't recommend this too much. It's worth the drive!

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ThomasT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We sat outside and had some drinks and an appetizer. The crab and artichoke dip was great as were the drinks. Service was great. We split an entree of fried cod and two sides- a twice baked potato and al dente snow pea pods. The potato was not anything special and did not present well. The peas were oily and lacked seasoning. The cod was cooked perfectly and was very tasty- some of the best I’ve had.

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Skip
Memphis/West TN
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Service was horrible. Food was not as good as before. Won’t be coming back.

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CW302
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Came here for the first time for an anniversary dinner. I had been meaning to stop in several times over the years but honestly wasn't very impressed. The service was great and atmosphere was unique, but the food was subpar for what we paid. We expected a lot more after hearing such good things. Needless to say, the cocktails were great and we will be back for those.

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vipAnne
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We felt safe and well taken care of. Food, especially the potato cake and Brussels spouts, were outstanding. Crab cake was amazing. loved the St. Germaine cocktail.

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JosieO
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fabulous! Super friendly and I loved bringing my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants great service, great food, a great atmosphere, and overall a great experience. I don’t usually leave reviews unless I really enjoy a place, so thank you to Vera Mae’s Bistro for being outstanding in every way! :)

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DonM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary!

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 4.7 stars by 876 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.