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Vera Mae's Bistro

4.7
623 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(765) 747-4941
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Kirkpatrick
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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.
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Private party contact
David Franklin: (765) 747-4941
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jackson Street
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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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 623 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Very nice atmosphere and experience with great service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and wine. Our waiter was great. Not a huge fan of the ambiance of the place

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Staff was extraordinarily attentive, especially hostess. We recommend for business meals especially as the staff carefully attends to your needs without being obtrusive.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service is superb, the food is outstanding, there is no other place in Muncie, Indiana with an atmosphere that compares to Vera’s. Very good value time after time.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We are always very pleased with our experience at Vera Mae’s. By far the best place to dine.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This restaurant is a GEM! It is decorated with unusual artwork, adding to the ambience and its charm! The owners were very attentive to our needs and when we asked, explained the history of the amazing building! Cocktails, followed by delicious appetizers, delectable entrees, and decadent desserts, all served on mismatched china which added to our very unique experience! Live music began promptly at 6:30 with a pianist that was simply amazing. A great find for sure, looking forward to going back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We felt like family! Great food, warm welcoming staff. Thanks for a memorable evening!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Stumbled upon Vera Mae's tonight for an impromptu dinner and was pleasantly surprised! Amazing food, we left stuffed and had food to take home. The crab artichoke dip was amazing, I didn't want to share. The service was awesome, every time we turned around our water glasses were filled and we were being tended to. Recommend this to anyone for a nice quiet dinner with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This is an excellent place to dine, the owners are out of this world, you will want for nothing when you dine there. The Tuna Steak is great and the New York Strip was perfect, and don't forget the bread pudding super.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Everything was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Loved the Fetta spinach wontons. Had the bet pork chop ever. Service was great as well!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Food & service were great, as always. The bourbon signature cocktail was on-point, and the special (seafood dish) was tasty & well-priced.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

First time visiting. Excellent food and attentive service by Hannah!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fun décor, lots of antiques, unmatched chairs, interesting and eclectic artwork. Live piano music in one of the rooms (the cozier one in which we sat the first time we ate here). We were not that hungry, so decided on sharing some appetizers. French onion soup was very good, but overwhelmed by cheese. Salad nothing more than some greens, a couple red onion slices and cherry tomatoes -- salad dressing good but salad underwhelming. Cajun crabcakes very spicy. Nice place to have dinner if you happen to be in Muncie.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

This was our first time at Vera Mae’s. The Pasta was great, crab dip was excellent, pecan pie was really good as well, but the chicken was over cooked and dry. The decor was dark but relaxed. Overall it was a good visit.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!! :)

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

👍. Excellent food and decor

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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