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About Vida

Since its opening in 2016, Vida has received critical acclaim, earning AAA’s coveted Four Diamond award every year. This award is earned by only two percent of nearly 30,000 restaurants reviewed annually. Vida is one of a very few Indianapolis restaurants to be honored with this distinction.

Vida's Executive Chef, Thomas Melvin, was announced on January 24, 2024 as a semifinalist in the 2024 James Beard Awards Best Chef category for the Great Lakes region.


How Did We Do It?

Both of our dining menus—a seasonal à la carte menu and a rotating, six-course tastings menu—showcase Vida’s dedication to fresh ingredients and culinary technique. Each dish is carefully constructed with ingredients from local farmers, local vendors, and an in-house hydroponic wall of greens.

Our talented chefs offer an evolving array of imaginative dishes inspired by the changing Indiana seasons, childhood memories, and their own personal bests.

We carefully curate an extensive wine collection to fully complement Vida’s menu. Using a Coravin wine extraction system to protect the integrity of the wine, we offer distinctive wine pairings and featured wines by the glass that you won’t find anywhere else in Indianapolis. You’ll also find a collection of rare spirits in our fully stocked bar that appeals to those from the most educated enthusiast to the most casual consumer.

Vida’s talented chefs and highly trained Sommeliers work together to create an unforgettable dining experience for our guests. Here’s an introduction to our team.