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.
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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: 7657474941x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vera Mae's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Took a client from out of town to Vera M ...
Took a client from out of town to Vera Mae's. The meal was excellent. And it was great to meet both owners, who personally stopped by the table to see how we were doing. Definitely one of the top restaurants in Muncie - you can't go wrong here.
Lovely restaurant, attentive servers, ch ...
Lovely restaurant, attentive servers, charming owners
Special Occasion Place
We enjoy going to Vera Mae's for special occasions. The price prohibits us from going more often. Three of the four of us really enjoyed our food. The raspberry Brie chicken was great as were the veggies and couscous that came with it. The fried cod was also a hit. The linguini dish was not a favorite. It seemed to be very light on sauce so was dry. We'd have liked a bit more dressing to proportion it with the size of the salad. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and would definitely return for another special occasion.
We always impress our friends when we ta ...
We always impress our friends when we take them to Vera Mae's
Love going to this place. Food is excellent! The fact that it is locally owned and operated makes it even more special. Would be returning again in the near future.
We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Vera Mae's. The staff was friendly, the atmosphere eclectic and food was fresh and tastee. Terrific wine list too
Excellent service and delicious food
Our waiter was Roberto. He was fantastic. We are vegetarian plus I cannot eat tomatoes. He was able to guide us in our menu choices. He new the menu and was able to help us select items that fit our diet restrictions and were delicious. My only suggestion is that you include more vegetarian items. Maybe an Alfredo pasta dish.
Excellent food and wine! Prompt and cou ...
Excellent food and wine! Prompt and courteous service!
Vera Mae's is undoubtedly the finest dining in Muncie. The service was top notch, the staff welcoming, the food good, full bar, soft music, a great overall atmosphere. A little pricey, but, that's par for the course these days in a fine dining establishment. All in all a very nice special occasion location.
Great find in Muncie
My husband and I prefer restaurants that have "different" menus. This would qualify. We had boned quail stuffed with jambalaya and scallops with bacon gravy over grits. Both portions were generous (2 quail, several large sea scallops, both entrees served with asparagus and house salad or soup) and well prepared. The owners were walking around to make sure all of the customers were taken care of and pitched in to remove plates and deliver meals when needed, just to keep things flowing. It was a pleasant meal and a welcome addition to a last minute business trip. I would definitely dine there again.
ordered beef med rare, came 1 side charred and well done, other was medium at best, fingerling potatoes seemed like yesterdays rewarmed, very dried out!! did love the salad however!!! and desert was good...wife had sea scallops..came on a very thick bed of grits, drizzled in bacon grease..not appetizing! also had potatoes..both came with a side of fried cabbage..wouldnt go again.
Eating At Vera Mae's...
...Feels like welcoming home coming, only with better food and really good cocktails!
Excellent Date Night Meal.
The ambiance was romantic. The décor was tasteful. The service was excellent. Both owners were charming and friendly. The food was amazing both in presentation and taste! Excellent!
Great place, great food and great owners.
As always the food was fantastic. The owner visited our table and wished my twin daughters a happy birthday. The restaurant is a rare find for a city the size of Muncie.
Vera Mae's is a great restaurant in Muncie, IN
We had heard good things about Vera Mae's in Muncie. We decided to visit for our 48th wedding anniversary dinner. It was a good choice. We had reservations through open table. We were greeted at the door and seated right away. Our waitress was very attentive. Our appetizer orders were delivered promptly and were great. The entree's were both superbly prepared and presented. It was a delightful experience.
I've been to Vera Mae's Bistro a few times now and always have a great experience! Great atmosphere! Great food! Just lovely!
Great jazz, Very good food and a great w ...
Great jazz, Very good food and a great wine list made this a great evening out.
Excellent Special Occasion Restaurant
We tend to use Vera Mae's as our "special" place and were thrilled to enjoy their Valentine's Day menu. There was a live band, the lights were low, and the room was full of candlelight - perfect. As always, the owners spent a lot of time visiting each table to confirm that everything was going well, which was nice to see. The menu is always excellent and we consider it one of the best places to eat in Muncie. We were going to go to a restaurant in Indianapolis, but we decided to stay in Muncie because Vera Mae's is already so great and then there's no drive home from Indy. No regrets.
On Valentine's Day we enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Vera Mae's. The menu was a fixed menu and I had the filet mignon for my entree. My husband chose the salmon. Our food was served hot and with the proper timing between each course. The red pepper soup was outstanding as well the side dish of couscous. My steak was delicious and prepared exactly the way I ordered it. Recently, we dined in Boulder, CO at a well known steak house where I also order a filet. The filet I had at Vera Mae's was by far superior to the other one. Good job, and my compliments to the chef for the preparation and menu choices on Vakentine's Day.
The best place in Muncie
Went for Valentines with wife, and it was perfect. Food was awesome. Started with shrimp cocktails that were just right. Both had the steak, and it was probably best steak that I have ever had. Asparagus was cooked perfectly. Vera Mae's is best restaurant in Muncie.
Food good, but too expensive. Seated by door so very cold. Music too loud to talk with your guests. Limited menu.
Always an awesome experience. Food and s ...
Always an awesome experience. Food and service is fantastic. They spoil you.
We love this place.
The food is absolultely fantastic. Great Service too. The ambiance is very romantic.
Was looking for a small town local resta ...
Was looking for a small town local restaurant for something new on VD. Vera Mae's was perfect. They had nice live music, great menu and attentive owners
My wife and I went to Vera Mae's Bistro on the Friday before Valentine's Day for our Valentine's Dinner. The evening could not have been any better. Excellent Service, excellent conversation with staff, and the food was remarkable. We both decided that night that we will make this place a regular dinning out event. Who said there are not any good restaurants in Muncie?
Ahh the fireplace
Thank you for making our night out even more perfect by sitting us next to the fireplace.
Quiet and Relaxing
A great location to celebrate something special, catch up with family, or unwind with friends. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is serene.
Delicious, but a tad salty. The food an ...
Delicious, but a tad salty. The food and ambiance never disappoint!
Vera Mae is a super restaurant to try
We loved our meal. The service was a bit slow but overall, the experience was enjoyed by all!
Excellent food and serv ice
As usual, Vera Mae's did not disappoint! It is a pleasure to dine there. The owners canvas the restaurant and greet the patrons in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. The food is outstanding. I offer this establishment my strongest possible recommendation.
One of Muncie's very best. Excellent food and service in a delightful nostalgic setting. The bar is superb and offers great specialty drinks. I recommend Hendricks' gin martini, a classic. It's on the pricey side for the town, but not so much so that it's over the budget limit for most people. A perfect special occasion venue.
New Years Eve 2016
Enjoyed a special menu on this special evening. The dinners were very good, four courses. Our table had shrimp cocktail, baked brie and artichoke dip fo appetizers. They were all very good. The second course was tomato bisque, which was OK. Our main courses were chicken and portabella mushroom, which everyone agreed were very good. The only downside on the evening was the noise level, which was much higher than any of us liked, making the special entertainment nonexistent at our table. Overall, we enjoyed our outing at Vera Mae's.
Absolutely love Vera Mae's. Finest estab ...
Absolutely love Vera Mae's. Finest establishment in town and the food is amazing. Love seeing Kent interact with the customers. Decor is perfect and a wine and bar list to match.
Even though packed, the server was promp ...
Even though packed, the server was prompt and attentive. Two had steak, two veal, all were very good.
We went to Vera Mae's for a special holiday dinner date night. None of the four of us had ever been there before. It was recommended by a friend as one of the few places in Muncie to get dressed up and have a fancier dinner. We loved it! The food was fantastic, the service was great, and the atmosphere was perfect for us. We will definitely be going again!
I have dined at Vera Mae's nearly 40 times in the last two years since moving to Muncie. Every meal is prepared with care and is made of high quality ingredients. The service is quite good; especially if you have questions regarding the menu or are dining with a gluten-free friend (in this case they made special alterations to several dishes upon request). The wine list is the most expansive in Muncie and the mixed drinks are well done. My favorite dinner dishes include the filet, salmon, and chicken cordon bleu. Be sure to leave room for dessert and coffee. Overall, I highly recommend Vera Mae's for lunch, date nights, or business meetings. They have yet to disappoint. Certainly a gem of Muncie.
A Muncie Indiana Gem
considering it s not New York or another major city, for Muncie, Indiana it was a nice place you could go and not feel uncomfortable dressed up in clothes better than jeans and sneakers. it did have a quaint what seemed to be unfinished wooden floor. the food was excellent( a little less encrustment on the Cod), although we did wait a decent amount of time from drinks to appetizers then from appetizers to dinner. the staff was extremely kind and courteous. my date and I enjoyed this Muncie gem. I probably won t be in Muncie again, but if I was Vera Mae s would be my choice for a return visit
The food is always incredible and the atmosphere is so delightful especially during Christmas. The staff is very pleasant and makes for a very enjoyable dining experience! I would highly recommend this restaurant !
Don't visit Muncie without going to Vera Mae's !
Muncie is not know for their gourmet food, but Vera Mae's is the exception. I'm from California and was a bit unsure about ordering Sea bass, but Oh my goodness, it was delicious! Helen was our service and she was so warm and wonderful. We just had a spectacular evening. Don't miss the pecan pie alamode! All in all, a Muncie favorite.
Ver Mae's is a gem and treasure in Muncie, Indiana
I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good food and service. The owners are hands-on and make themselves available to converse and interact with the diners. The venue is superbly and perfectly appointed; I appreciate how each table setting is different and in the main dining room, each chair has its own character and design. The food is high quality, with a very deliberate and well-chosen menu of items to select from.
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