Vida

4.9
1359 reviews
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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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Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vida always rocks

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H
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I arrived early for my reservation and decided to visit the bar. Very good service. The bartender made a great wine recommendation and we chatted while I waited for my guest.

I was a little thrown off by the menu until the waitress explained that everything could be ordered ala carte. If soft shell crabs are on the menu, get them. They were perfectly seasoned and crunchy. I opted for the Waygu beef. Having eaten Waygu beef on several occasions I was looking forward to it. The waitress didn’t ask me what temperature I wanted and I assumed it would be medium. Parts of my serving were indeed medium. However one slice was medium well and the texture suffered as a result. However the taste was not affected and the amazing sauce added moisture.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we’ve had in Indianapolis. The wine pairing was extraordinary. We left very satisfied, thinking it was worth every penny. Enjoyed the service and ambience,too! We will go again for a special occasion.

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R
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Vida. Mothers' Day dinner for 4. Definitely all-time, top 5 list of best dining experiences in my 60 years. Everything was perfect including our expert server, Dan. The 4-course menu had something for everyone in our group. Visual presentation was simply awesome. Really appreciated hearing a description of each dish as it was served: knowledgeable staff. Fine wines & beers, all reasonably priced. Lovely, quiet dining room, comfortable chairs. We were seated beside the fireplace which made it all the more relaxing. We'll be back!

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for Mother’s Day, and I believe my mom was very far from disappointed. The service was great, I recommend going here.

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F
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I have been coming to Vida for the past four years for the Mother’s Day brunch. The first year was exceptional in every way. This year was so far from that I don’t know if I want to come back next year. The food was very good almost excellent but the service was terrible. The server came to our table less than the water filler and plate remover did. They were more attentive to my sister and I than our actual waitress. We were able to turn the brunch menu into a four course tasting menu. We both had the omelette with goat cheese, ramps, and mushrooms for our first course. The presentation was excellent and the taste was as good as it looked. Second course I had the beef tartare with quail egg and bone marrow with crostini which was exceptionally good. My sister had the black cod with pork belly but she didn’t particularly care for that course. The third course was wagyu ribeye with robuchon potatoes, béarnaise sauce and mataki mushrooms was simply divine. For dessert I had the chocolate bombe with freeze dried raspberries and she had the ricotta doughnuts with candied bacon. The food was the most redeeming quality of my Mother’s Day brunch but the server left much to be desired.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stupendous service. They were very willing and able to accommodate my growing party. I had made a reservation at 6 and ended up with 10 people. They quickly arranged for a long table and had delicious food. The waitress was very kind and softspoken AND very patient. Some of my guests were not the most mindful but she was sweet and understanding. Highly recommended for their service and food. 10/10

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DR
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Vida is one of only a few restaurants in Indianapolis that we are proud to introduce to out of town guests. Almost without fail, service is prompt and professional, the food is beautifully prepared and presented and the atmosphere is inviting.

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RD
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Best in Indy. Food, service and ambience are very good.

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DK
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent-service/food

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of, if not the best restaurant in Indianapolis. The food is the star as each course is so unique in it's flavors. You can't be in a rush as this is a food experience. So, give yourselves plenty of time if you have something planned after dinner. Was a perfect place for a birthday dinner and will be longing to go back soon.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in a long time

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SM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

everything was great but the main course, I had the chicken. But good overall, will come back for sure!

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VL
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here for a celebratory graduation dinner. Excellent service in a lovely setting. Had the 4 course tasting menu. Most of the dishes were amazing (only exception was my husband’s waygu beef which he said was dry (my son liked his). Well curated wine list. Overall, an excellent value...definitely worth the 1 hour plus drive from Bloomington.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timer and it did not disappoint!! We did the 4 courses and loved every one of them! Every bite was perfection from beginning to end. Our waiter even brought out a signature desert we didn’t order just for us to try...the doughnuts were amazing and I don’t even like doughnuts. Absolute perfection on ALL accounts! A must in Indy!

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S
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner at the bar. Service was impeccable and the food (the 4 course tasting menu)could not have been any better. Highlights include the foie and the duck breast.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a timing issue with half our party delayed in flight. The staff was extraordinarily accommodating when we needed to delay and prolong our dinner til they arrived.
The food was fabulous; inventive, beautifully prepared and very tasty.
We’d recommend Vida to anyone.

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TF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both outstanding

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T
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vida has become our go-to spot for celebratory/special occasion dinners, and it never disappoints! Nick was a great server, who was conversational, attentive, and just awesome!

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Vida is hands-down the best special occasion restaurant in Indianapolis. Food is beyond outstanding: high-quality, delicious, unique without being too "out there". Staff is thorough and attentive. Great cocktails and extensive wine list- though a little pricey. Though you'll pay for it, Vida is the place to go to celebrate something special!

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TB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vida is easily the best restaurant in the city of Indianapolis.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visitors from CO and CA wanted a nice place to meet for dinner. They are accustomed to fine dining worldwide and were very impressed with everything at Vida. I’m glad I chose Vida as the place to meet.

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KJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Just days ago we'd had dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco, and we found Vida far superior. Each dish was delicious, with an interesting combination of flavors. The wine pairings were spot on, and the cocktails delightfully inventive. Service was professional and cordial. Definitely worth a visit.

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W
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff: they make our feel so welcome. Perfect choice for a memorable evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and atmosphere! One of the best places I’ve been in Indy.

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S
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining out for Life

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LB
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful evening. 4 on service because a bit of a slow start, but everyone exceedingly competent and water refills constant without prompting which I always appreciate. Food was OUTSTANDING. Great atmosphere - we sat in the bar area which was a bit more casual but the type of evening we were looking for. Vida is a definite go-to!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Loved Our server!

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M
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service! Vida is the perfect place for any nice occasion or a date night. It can get expensive, but is definitely worth the price.

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VN
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the place, especially the live wall of greens! Good food, drinks and service. It was pricey, but that was expected, and I'd say it was worth it.

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RL
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best meal we’ve had so far at Vida. Outstanding!!!

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Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with family. Ate in the wine cellar room which was the quietest available. Still a bit noisy for those with hearing issues but best they could do so cudos for that. Food and drinks outstanding and great service. Will likely go again.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant and the food was very delightful. Hands down the best restaurant I've been to in Indy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I have ever had!! It was awesome to be able to taste different foods that I have not tried before. Highly highly recommend.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wall green salad was amazing. One of the freshest salads I have ever had . I would come back just for that . Our waiter was very personable as well. Overall, great experience.

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g
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Presentation excellent. Overall was great experience. Would definitely recommend!

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SF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing and creative dishes. Best restaurant in Indiana

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MC
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and drinks were out of this world - creative and tasty. The server was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A bit pricey. But quite an experience!

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C
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would think that few restaurants in Indy could compete with Vida. From the moment I walked in, I knew the dinner would be special. To the welcoming host and hostess, to the bartenders who couldn't stop talking about their favorite menu items, service is at the tip of this dining spear. The outstanding was usurped only by the delicious food. Try the veal sweetbread and yellowfin tuna to awaken the taste buds. The foie gras is some of the best I've had anywhere. You may roll your eyes when I suggest the chicken (Trust me, I did the same thing) as many do, but the bartender was so insistent I try it, I thought sure....Typical chicken, it is not. Finally, the ricotta donuts....If they only sold the ricotta donuts, they would still be one of the best restaurants in Indy. One of the best desserts I've ever had. They're that good.

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