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We love this restaurant! The food and service are top-notch. However, we were seated beside a group of four VERY LOUD people. At times it was difficult to converse with the other person at my table, and sometimes I could not hear the waiter over the loud conversation and laughter just a few feet away. Is there something the restaurant staff could do to intervene in situations like this?!
Vida always rocks
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Excellent. Best in Indy. Food, service and ambience are very good.
Excellent food excellent-service/food
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.
Best meal in a long time
everything was great but the main course, I had the chicken. But good overall, will come back for sure!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Service and food were both outstanding
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!
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!
Vida is easily the best restaurant in the city of Indianapolis.
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.
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.
Superb service, extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff: they make our feel so welcome. Perfect choice for a memorable evening.
Loved the food and atmosphere! One of the best places I’ve been in Indy.
Dining out for Life
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!
Great service. Loved Our server!
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.
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.
Probably the best meal we’ve had so far at Vida. Outstanding!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Awesome service. Presentation excellent. Overall was great experience. Would definitely recommend!
Amazing and creative dishes. Best restaurant in Indiana
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!