We are located in historic downtown Franklin, Indiana, just south of the striking Johnson County courthouse, on Main Street. We are owned and operated by Richard and Meg Goss. Richard, a classically trained chef, earned his culinary arts degree at the Philadelphia Restaurant School, recognized as one of the finest cooking schools in the U.S.A. He then commanded exceptional kitchens in Colorado, Vermont, and Tennessee, before relocating to our small town of Franklin, Indiana. You may be asking yourself, Why Franklin? Richard met, and fell in love with, local girl Meg Jones. When you meet Meg, be sure to thank her for her good taste, in both men and food, and for her foresight in bringing Richard’s culinary skills to Franklin.
Nine years ago, Richard and Meg opened Richard’s Kitchen, specializing in steak and seafood. The restaurant was a resounding success and quickly achieved its spot among Indiana’s finest destination restaurants (Indianapolis Monthly, October, 2010.) In the words of one of our Customers;
“To all that enjoy a great meal and want the food to do the loudest speaking, Richards Kitchen is your place. I don’t think I can ever say enough about the quality and the flavors, but believe me they are top notch. ” April 2012 review at www.urbanspoon.com.
By 2009, Richard and Meg were looking for other ways to share their love of fine food and wine. First came the addition of Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza (BOP), which opened in the spring of 2009. Specializing in Naepolitan style, wood-fired, brick oven pizza, this infused the Franklin restaurant scene with a tantalizingly new dining experience. Richard’s BOP features an authentic wood-fired brick oven, designed by Richard’s father, Bill Goss, and constructed using repurposed brick pavers from local Franklin streets. Prominently showcased as the focal point of the restaurant, the oven is simply a work of art. Surrounded by a circular bar, patrons can watch their pizza go from dough to a piping hot pie right before their eyes! Richard’s BOP also offers pastas and salads, plus a full bar, including locally crafted beers and fine wines.
Enjoy dining alfresco in our beautiful garden patio on sunny spring, summer and fall days, weather permitting. Call us for all your catering needs. We offer the most unique catering meals in Johnson County. We will cater at your place or ours, indoor or out. This is your opportunity to have a five star chef prepare the food for your wedding, reunion or other special event.