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Vera Mae's Bistro

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Thu, 11/14
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$20 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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baked brie
Baked‎ double-crème Brie topped w/ sweet sun-dried tomatoes, fresh thyme & balsamic honey. offered w/ grilled naan bread.
pistachio ahi tuna
pan seared, pistachio crusted ahi tuna served w/ avocado wasabi aioli, pickled cucumber & alfalfa sprouts.
vera mae’s cajun crab cakes
our classic cajun spiced crab cakes offered w/ a house-made remoulade sauce.
spinach & feta wontons
crispy fried wontons filled w/ a savory blend of spinach & feta cheese. served w/ tzatziki sauce
crab & artichoke dip
a blend of crab meat & artichoke hearts topped w/ melted parmesan cheese. served w/ toasted baguette
chic’s escargot
A favorite of our friend chic Clark & served in his memory. The classic French delicacy of broiled helix snails. six escargot served in shells, adorned w/ an herbed garlic butter. served w/ toasted baguette
shrimp cocktail
six chilled poached shrimp offered w/ a spicy vodka cocktail sauce
apricot canapés
chèvre cheese on toasted baguette topped w/ apricot chutney & freshly cracked black pepper
calimar frito
crispy fried fresh peruvian calamari drizzled w/ a succulent sweet chili & coriander sauce
crawfish nachos
a classic spicy crawfish nantua sauce, served w/ blue corn tortilla chips & crème fraîche
Served w/ your choice of a cup of soup du jour, cottage cheese, red skin potato salad, seasonal fresh fruit or house salad. salad dressings include: house-made blue cheese, raspberry vinaigrette, house-made mango-chipotle vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette, cilantro-lime vinaigrette, & house-made ranch.
turkey tomato focaccia
smoked‎ turkey breast w/ melted swiss cheese & basil mayonnaise on a toasted tomato focaccia bun.
French onion soup+1.25
French fries+1.25
dill crusted cod sandwich
cod fillet encrusted in dill-seasoned bread crumbs & deep fried. served on toasted baguette w/ melted provolone cheese & house-made tartar sauce.
French onion soup+1.25
French fries+1.25
the club
black forest ham, white cheddar, smoked turkey, swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, bibb lettuce, tomato & herb mayonnaise all nestled between three slices of toasted whole wheat bread. served w/ a crunchy dill pickle spear
French onion soup+1.25
French fries+1.25
steak tips
sautéed steak tips w/ roasted red peppers & fresh mozzarella cheese, dressed w/ pesto & served on a toasted hoagie roll
French onion soup+1.25
French fries+1.25
habanero ham
black forest ham topped w/ melted habanero havarti cheese, garden kraut & stone ground mustard on a toasted rye bread
French onion soup+1.25
French fries+1.25
angus burger
eight-ounce certified angus burger grilled to your liking & topped w/ melted swiss cheese, caramelized onions & sautéed portabella mushrooms. served on a toasted brioche bun. please allow ample time for preparation
French onion soup+1.25
French fries+1.25
vera mae’s cajun crab cake sandwich
our classic cajun spiced crab cake served on a toasted brioche bun w/ house-made remoulade sauce
French onion soup+1.25
French fries+1.25
smoked salmon croissant
savory cold smoked salmon w/ sautéed pork jowl, avocado & tender bibb lettuce. served on a toasted ghyslain croissant w/ a house-made hickory-cayenne aioli
French onion soup+1.25
French fries+1.25
quinoa wrap
quinoa w/ stewed garbanzo beans, portabella mushroom, roasted red pepper emulsion, & alfalfa sprouts wrapped in a tender whole wheat tortilla
French onion soup+1.25
French fries+1.25
served w/ starch & vegetable du jour, freshly baked rolls & your choice of a cup of soup du jour or house salad. salad dressings include: house-made blue cheese, raspberry vinaigrette, house-made mango-chipotle vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette, cilantro-lime vinaigrette, & house-made ranch.
filet of beef
eight-ounce‎ tenderloin of beef pan roasted to your liking. topped w/ point reyes bleu cheese & sautéed pork jowl
french onion soup+1.25
new york strip
Flavorful fourteen-ounce New York strip steak grilled to perfection & lavished w/ a flavorful horseradish béarnaise
french onion soup+1.25
ginger hoisin duck
succulent duck breasts pan roasted to your liking & offered w/ a ginger hoisin sauce & mango reduction. served atop jasmine rice w/ the vegetable du jour
french onion soup+1.25
rack of lamb
Succulent New Zealand rack of lamb roasted to your specifications & served w/ a classic bordelaise sauce
french onion soup+1.25
porterhouse chop
a grilled thick cut twelve-ounce pork t-bone topped w/ a sweet & spicy honey sriracha glaze & finished w/ roasted cashews
french onion soup+1.25
chicken valentino
fresh, all natural chicken breast, stuffed w/ roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella & basil. finished w/ a balsamic reduction
french onion soup+1.25
chicken brie raspberry
Fresh, all natural grilled boneless chicken breast dressed w/ pine nuts, melted Brie cheese & raspberry reduction
french onion soup+1.25
salmon en papillote
eight-ounce all natural faroe island salmon paired w/ fresh tarragon & orange slices, then sealed in parchment paper to poach in its own flavorful liquid
french onion soup+1.25
dill crusted cod
cod fillet encrusted in dill-seasoned bread crumbs & deep fried. served w/ house-made tartar sauce
french onion soup+1.25
we are proud to serve a selection of exquisite desserts prepared for vera mae’s by the premiere chocolatier
ask your server about today’s offerings. - 7.25
house-made bourbon pecan pie
vera mae’s bread pudding w/ whiskey sauce
bananas foster
enjoy this classic presentation of bananas flamed tableside w/ butter, brown sugar, banana liqueur, cointreau & rum. please allow ample time for preparation.
for one10.95
for two12.95
crème brûlée
classic sweet cream custard highlighted w/ madagascar vanilla beans & served w/ a caramelized topping
sweet lilly’s new york cheesecake
ask your server to reveal today’s selection
soft drinks free refills
pepsi, diet pepsi, sierra mist, mountain dew, dr. pepper, diet dr. pepper & lemonade.
sprecher brewery sodas
choose root beer or cream soda.
republic of tea bottled iced tea
choose from: blackberry-sage, raspberry-quince or decaffeinated ginger-peach
french press coffee
silky smooth & strong, ground coffee is steeped in a classic cafetière which allows the “true” flavors of coffee to shine.
iced tea & coffee
free refills
hot tea
no refills
san pellegrino sparkling water
acqua panna still water
vinnie’s viper
named in honor of & created by famed barman vincent sirback, iii. a wicked blend of malibu rum, peach schnapps, pineapple & orange juices & grenadine
a crisp blend of patron silver tequila, cointreau & lime juice, served up
pomegranate martini
a cheery blend of absolut ruby red vodka, pama pomegranate liqueur & cranberry juice
the digby
A wonderfully decadent combination of tru organic vanilla vodka, Bailey’s Irish cream, amaretto, creme de cacao, & a hint of cranberry juice
basil lemon drop
a refreshing twist on your classic lemon drop martini; tru organic lemon vodka, fresh lemon juice, & simple syrup all muddled w/ fresh basil. garnished w/ a sprig of basil
st. germain cocktail
an elegant marriage of st. germain elderflower liqueur & brut champagne. lightly sweet w/ hints of pear, citrus & passion fruit
nolet’s gin martini
a traditional martini of nolet’s gin w/ fresh notes of turkish rose, peach, & raspberry; stirred over ice w/ dry vermouth. served up w/ a twist of orange
key lime martini
a festive blend of keke beach key lime liqueur, tru organic vanilla vodka, & fresh lime juice. finished w/ a vanilla wafer rim
millionaire’s coffee
A traditional cocktail made for kings combining grand marnier, frangelico, kahlua, nocello, disaronno, & Bailey’s Irish cream w/ freshly brewed coffee
vera mae’s bourbon cocktail
our house infused kentucky bourbon combines the flavors of vanilla bean, blueberry, & sage. aged in an oak barrel & served neat w/ a twist
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Party of 2 Saturday night. They read the RSVP and gave us a great table up front. Service was perfect. Not too fast not too slow. We highly enjoyed evelrything from the crab dip, salads, French onion soup was crazy good, both dishes excellent, sides...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank jm970
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It is so meaningful that you’ve taken the time to share your experience! We strive for excellence and to hear that we’ve a accomplished that is music to our ears. Thank you!! Cheers!! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunching with out of town guests who are considering relocation to Muncie- their choice was Vera Mae's. I remarked about the difficulty most vegetarians had with a very limited menu selection for vegetarians, let alone vegan, diets. This review is not about that menu limitation....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank MidwestTravelgrl
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

If you would like to discuss further, please contact me, the owner. Kent Shuff: kent@veramaes.com

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place twice and every time I enjoyed it so much. The food is delicious! And service was good as well. Their desserts are awesome!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 329GraceFu
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know of your experience. Have a wonderful day and we hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed October 4, 2019

This restaurant cane recommended and what a delightful evening we had from Martinis to salmon. Thursday’s they offer fresh oysters, which were superb, we had ceviche which were excellent starters. We shared their salmon dish. I should have taken a picture of this historic building...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2019

You are so kind to have taken the time to tell of your experience at Vera Mae’s! We are so extremely fortunate to have guests such as yourself and that keeps us doing what we love. When in Muncie......please join us again! Cheers!! (I’m not...More

Reviewed September 1, 2019

We invited my mother in law when she visited for lunch. She loved the atmosphere and the food. Great service and delicious food. Charming

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Mburton2200
Reviewed August 17, 2019

I can’t say enough about this amazing place. Eclectic decor, fabulous food and the best experience was our warm and welcoming conversation with the owner Kent. He is a Ball State alum which was so relevant as we were dropping our baby off for her...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Missy B
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

You my dear....are too kind!! We are so looking to a fabulous relationship for at least another four years! We will see your sweet and smiling faces in October. Cheers!! ♥️

Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Our Wandering Wednesday took us to Muncie and this unique upscale truly dining experience. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2019
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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

How very kind of you to take the time to write this review. We hope you wonder this way again soon!! Cheers!

Reviewed August 13, 2019

Too notch foods flavors. Excellent service. Outstanding hosts in an eclectic appointed setting. Not to be missed.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank jack m
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

You are so kind, sir! Please join us again soon if you can. Cheers!! :)

Reviewed July 20, 2019

Good friends from Indianapolis with a daughter attending Ball State University lamented to my wife and me that they had not found this gem earlier. We took a Friday night road trip up I-69 from Indianapolis to see what they were raving about. Upon entering...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Stan M
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Met friends in Muncie for dinner at Vera Mae's, and it is quite good. I always enjoy my dinner here, I had duck with citrus-beet puree, and macerated blueberries. Paired with pommes fondant and heirloom carrot and my friends had French Onion soup and a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Kathy S
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April 19, 2018|
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Response from KentShuff | Property representative |
We do indeed! We have the quinoa stuffed Portobello mushroom that is quite popular and the chef can prepare most anything to order. You can also take a peak at our menu at online. Cheers!!
May 2, 2016|
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Response from katsusanna | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it would be a lovely place to take a prom date! :)
July 14, 2015|
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Response from DaBaronVH | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't appear to be a dress code per se... I wouldn't go any less than business casual however. It's classier than jeans and a t-shirt or shorts let's keep it that way
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