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About Vera Mae's Bistro

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.

209 S. Walnut Street
Muncie, IN 47305
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Jackson Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(765) 747-4941

Website:
http://www.veramaes.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Nick Kirkpatrick

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

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

Vera Mae's Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
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Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Groups (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Business Meals (17)
Authentic (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (14)
Romantic (13)
Fun (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Live Music (8)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Casual (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Our most favorite dinner in Muncie. It’s always a treat and everything we always want.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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·Dined 6 days ago

Went for Valentine's day so while the service was a little slow that was understandable as they were very busy. However, at 60 dollars a person the food was very underwhelming. My date and I both felt indifferent about most courses and negatively about some. Definitely not worth the price although the live music was cool.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

This was the first time my husband and I went to Vera Mae’s. It was delicious and a great atmosphere! The couple that owns the restaurant were wonderful with guests. They were kind and it was nice to watch them hug and call the regulars by name. The food was great and the portion size was perfect. We went home stuffed and just had a little bit of leftovers. Will definitely be coming back to try the cream brûlée!! :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

👍. Excellent food and decor

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful dining experience, excellent food. Best beef filet we have ever had! Thank you!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We ate at Vera Mae’s for my grandma’s 75th Birthday. The staff was all very nice and our waitress was especially friendly. She was very helpful with picking out cocktails and answering any questions we had about our food. The food was delicious, especially the French onion soup. I would highly recommend coming here if you’re looking for a nicer place to eat.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Vera Mae’s is always a treat...they greet everyone like their best old buddy!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 29, 2018

A wonderful dining experience. Terrific food and great service. This is our go-to place for special events when we are visiting Muncie. Thank you for another great evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent overall traditional experience and atmosphere....filet was undercooked but decided to take home...no issue. New contemporary artworks will enhance experience see 21C Louisville....mobile petit performances/musicians, light mood shifts, guest chefs, group tables with strangers, aromatic fragrances, variety of seating options will entice new visitors...eric

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We needed to discuss committee business and decided to combine that with lunch. The good fun and wonderful sunshine combined to make our meeting very successful.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very nice and I especially like the live piano music!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were a party of 10 and the staff was great. I had the special, Blackened Scallops and they were outstanding

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This was an ideal location for a business meeting. An issue needed to be discussed and resolved. Good food and pleasant surroundings facilitated the purpose of the lunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoy what the owners have done with the "experienced" location. The dining room is pleasant, the food is great, and the service is well done. The cost is very much in line with the value received.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a very productive working lunch facilitated by very good food and high quality service. Muncie is fortunate to have such a facilitative venue.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best dining in the area, one of the best in the state. The atmosphere is amazing, the staff is always friendly. The menu is diverse and the food is always good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, great food, great service, great ambiance
Have never had a bad experience and have been a patron since they 1st opened

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I went there for New Years Eve dinner. We were early for our reservation and were immediately seated. Very friendly staff, awesome food , great service . We definitely will be eating there again!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was super yummy and fabulously tasty. I can't wait to go again. You'll never be disappointed at Vera's

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We started a holiday celebration with dinner at Vera Mae's. The food was wonderful as were the drinks. We then walked across the street to the High Street Church for the Masterworks Chorale Christmas Concert. One can have a very nice holiday celebration right here in Muncie. We felt very fortunate to have started our evening with such an outstanding dining experience.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was great and the service was good. My only complaint was that we were seated at a table right in front of the door.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Usually LOVE Vera Mae's. On this visit service was noticeably slow, not sure why.
Additionally, we were seated next to the door with no break between us and the cold as the door was opened which made it a bit uncomfortable.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic as always. Kent & Steve do a wonderful job. Sea Bass was great, they should have it more often. Pork Chop can’t be beat.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Live Music
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Vera Mae's was recommended to us and they did not disappoint! We are not from Muncie and wanted to treat our daughter and friends that are attending Ball State to a nice meal someplace they had not been. We were very impressed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, great service, great seating. The French onion soup is a must try. Wish I would have found it sooner. It's an hour drive from my house and well worth it. I would recommend it to anyone interested in an upscale dining experience. Great date destination, but also I think it would be great for a group.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The chairs need some type of padding, they at all old and the pad are all thin. Made for a very uncomfortable visit. The food was good but with one exception the strip steak was big gristly piece of meat the you couldn’t even cut. We tried three knifes and all had problems cut what they called strip steak. The banana fosters we ordered had very green bananas and this made them hard and like rubber. After telling the server that the bananas were to green they did nothing about it but to acknowledge that they thought the same. So why serve them if you know they going to be to hard. Overall most of the meals were good but probably will not come back for a average meal and way to pricey for green bananas and a gristly strip steak.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We live there s restaurant

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My son and I visited early evening, and wss greeted, and seated by the owner. I had rack of lamb, and my son selected filet of beef. Both entrees were prepared as requested, and delicous. Our entrees were served with asparagus spears, and the rich and tasty, mashed potato's. It was a delightful dining experience. You will not be disappointed, with your visit to Vera Mae's.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely loved this place. I did think that the noise level of all the talking was a bit distracting. I wish the live music was a bit louder to be heard easier.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We really enjoyed our outing

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Vera Maes is always a class experience, food, service, atmosphere and they genuinely make you feel welcome.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food is consistently outstanding and service is excellent as well. Best dining in Muncie.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We've been to Vera Mae's several times and never had a bad experience. The restaurant provides such a great atmosphere and the food is incredible.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great night out. Delicious food and good service. Great for a date night or just a ladies night out. Vera Mae's is a Muncie treasure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were on our way to lecture. The food was delicious, and the service was efficient and caring. We made our event in plenty of time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our reunion lunch was outstanding. My pals from Texas really enjoyed the killer Bloody Mary's, French onion soup and club sandwiches.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabulous food and service!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The atmosphere was too noisy. The food was just okay, not great. The service was good, but the meal was way overpriced. I would not return. It was a major disappointment. I'd sooner go to Outback or Red Lobster. They have much better food and are more reasonable. Vera Mae's is highly overrated. My wife's steak had no flavor. My lamb was also not very good. Scallops were like eating lard. The pecan pie was not good. Bread pudding was just okay. Sad to say, it felt like a major waste.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We came because of a nostalgic connection to the name of the restaurant. We'll come back for the fabulous food and excellent service!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent Good! Great service! Thank you for giving Muncie a nice place for dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Casual, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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