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Vida

4.8
4.8
1507 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Vida provides an unparalleled dining experience with fresh, innovative Modern American cuisine, carefully crafted cocktails, a diverse wine collection and professional fine dining service, all in a warm, approachable environment.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday: Closed Monday: Closed Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm *Bar opens at 4:30pm Tuesday-Saturday

  • Phone number

    (317) 420-2323

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Melvin

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private rooms available, please call and talk to a manager.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (317) 420-2323

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Cross street

    N. Park Ave.

  • Parking details

    Valet, and parking located behind the building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wine

What 1,507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and crafted nicely! We will definitely be back and bring a couple friends with us to sample all the great eats!
  2. JR

    JanetR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dan Bissonette has waited on us both time we have been to Vida (5/10/19 and 10/19/19) and has provided superb service. You get a good value for the quality of the food. I recommended Vida to my boss. He will be there on Saturday evening (10/26) before the Elton John show. Keep up the great work!
  3. MS

    MatthewS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the chef's tasting menu, the food and service were excellent! It was a really great experience but if you're on a budget this is not the place for you.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. The chef’s menu is always changing but they do have a main menu that stays the same. We enjoyed the 4 course meal and decided to try things we wouldn’t normally eat. Plate presentation is great, portions appear small but we left full. Everything we eat was delicious and would definitely go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I had a wonderful time at Vida; however, the server was less than what I expected of the experience. She was inattentive and very brusque in her manner. I will eat there again and, hopefully, the next server will be better.
  7. E

    Exmeshcustomer

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Vida several times before and usually come on special occasions. The food and service has always been excellent. The food is just amazing and probably the best food I have tasted in my life. The only complaint from my wife and I would be how much food we receive. Our bill was close to $200 for 2 people. Some dishes were like 3 bites for me. The portions are really small and I actually left the restaurant still hungry, like the previous time I visited. Disappointing, but still one of my favorite restaurants.
  8. TG

    TylerG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 3rd or 4th trip to Vida and it NEVER disappoints. We generally celebrate a special occasion here, (birthday, anniversary, etc) and we have always been pleased by our experience. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, the bartenders are on point with cocktails, and the chef is amazing! The quiet atmosphere and lighting truly makes Vida an amazing restaurant experience. We will be back again, and again, and again. Vida is truly one of the gems in Indianapolis' dining experiences!
  9. s

    swenkd

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've eaten a quite a few of the nicer places in Indy and Vida is for sure towards the top. The service, atmosphere and food is top notch. It's a bit pricey, but perfect for a romantic date night. I recommend the Cappelletti with the burgundy truffle.........OMG
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Loved everything!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vida is our go to special occasion dinner. My husband and I absolutely love the food, drinks, and service. You can tell they put a lot of detail in the environment, food, and service. You truly feel important when you are there. My husband and I joke that Vida has ruined food and adult drinks for us due to the high quality and amazingness you are getting. When we try other restaurants we always discuss how much better Vida is. Hands down best restaurant in Indy! If you are a foodie and willing to try something different, Vida will not disappoint.
  12. CD

    CarolD

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely outstanding experience at Vida Friday night. Our server, Nick, was perhaps the best wait person we have ever had. He was knowledgeable, polite, efficient and subtly there just when we needed him. Our food was exceptional! The presentation was artful and palate promising. The taste was divine. The portions were perfect. We had the opportunity to dine at The French Laundry when we were in Napa Valley this year. Our experience at Vida was as close as we have come to that exceptional level of dining.
  13. CS

    CarolS

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All round great--food, service, ambiance. The best restaurant in town.
  14. H

    Happydiner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  15. CW

    CassidyWheeler

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wagyu ribeye was incredible--- best meal I have ever had!
  16. d

    drewd

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Excellent. Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. Can not wait to go back hopefully with a better date however...
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Vida. The best food in Indy and always an exceptional experience. Staff is attentive and caring. Can’t wait to go back.
  18. DD

    DarrellD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vida lives up to its reputation as the best restaurant in Indianapolis.
  19. JO

    JOAOM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice restaurant, great food and drinks, but expensive.
  20. V

    Victor

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for a high class meal. The atmosphere and great service made date night ideal. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings which I cannot recommend highly enough.
  21. BE

    BarbE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dining experience!! We cannot wait to go back! Food was amazing & the noise level was perfect! We could actually hold a conversation. We got extra special treatment due to my husbands birthday as well!
  22. R

    Rolfseb

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Vida provides a wonderful dining experience, with good ambiance, knowledgeable servers, and outstanding food and wine offerings. It's a great restaurant to go for a special occasion.
  23. JC

    JeremyC

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Shane I believe, made our experience truly wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and guided us along our culinary experience! Top notch experience.
  24. WN

    WinoNH

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Located in a quiet mostly residential neighborhood. Beautiful exterior and warm greeting. I reserved a single space at bar and was given choice in seating. Cocktail, amuse-bouche, starter, salad and entree were all excellent and service was very good. Some communication issues with bartender - Charged for a 3-Course Tasting, but didn't order off tasting menu, no big problem. Also gave me the check when I asked for coffee, if I cared I would have asked again, but didn't. All in all, a great place and I would go back.
  25. BW

    BarbW

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Vida during Devour Indy, and I am so glad we found this hidden gem. Located in the Lockerbie neighborhood, we were impressed with the structure of the restaurant itself and greeted by the most engaging valet driver. The dining experience was amazing. Complex flavors with each dish in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere left us planning our next visit.
  26. EK

    EmilyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Vida for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. We chose the Chef’s Tasting Menu (w/o wine pairings because we both wanted mixed drinks instead) and loved everything we had. It was a fun and delicious way to try a few dishes we maybe wouldn’t have chosen otherwise.
  27. FA

    FullALove

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love the ambiance and creative menu! If you’re looking for a great date night w/excellent service ask for Tim
  28. JG

    JulieG

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Cannot wait to go back!
  29. MM

    MarkM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful with great portions. Dinner was creative and well seasoned. Wine recommendations paired nicely.
  30. AS

    AndreaS

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had another amazing meal at Vida! We love it here, one of our favorite places in Indianapolis! Also, our server Nick was awesome!
  31. VG

    VG17

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Well I’ve decided I just don’t like Devour Indy. I’ve tried numerous fine dining restaurants during last Devour and this one and it’s been a disappointment. I don’t think the offerings are as good as when you visit the restaurant during normal dining experiences and Vida was no different. First, the three courses that were offered, though delicious, were VERY SMALL. As in, wow when I leave this restaurant I am still hungry. That is a disappointment. Also, we waited an unacceptable time between the second and third courses, as in 30 minutes and we could only get a reservation at 7:45 on a Tuesday night so we didn’t leave there until almost 10 which for 3 courses I thought was excessive. The conclusion is that I will not be visiting these restaurants during Devour which is a shame since it is at a discounted rate but apparently you get what you pay for.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Not recommend this restaurant! Flavor of dishes were unbalanced and over priced
  33. TD

    TimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I anticipated a great meal upon dining here. What I got was a true culinary experience. The chef not only showcased precision technique, but a creativity that not only showcased the intended element, but was highlighted by every accompaniment within the plate in an innovative way. Service and culinary perfection. Our server was Micheal. Chef tasting.
  34. KG

    KristinG

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated congratulatory dinner with our daughter and friend. Awesome service, delicious dinner. The wine recommendation was terrific.
  35. JC

    JeffC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a little louder on this visit than it had been in the past but the food and service were still top notch. One of our favorites in town.
  36. w

    wineenthusiast

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and wine.
  37. PI

    PIJA

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  38. BB

    BobB

    Indiana

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    perhaps the best restaurant in the Indianapolis area. Quality, fresh ingredients combined with innovative preparation. Well worth the time to eat here
  39. P

    Princesstrainer

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The chicken is very flavorful and tender. The doughnuts are an excellent choice as well.
  40. TR

    ThomasR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Could not have picked a better restaurant to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We have no hesitation in recommending Vida to others. See you soon.

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Vida is rated 4.8 stars by 1507 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Park Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday: Closed Monday: Closed Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm *Bar opens at 4:30pm Tuesday-Saturday

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet, and parking located behind the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Melvin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 420-2323

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private rooms available, please call and talk to a manager.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (317) 420-2323

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