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Ghyslain Richmond Bistro and their Pan Bagnat Nicois Sandwich (#Super46)

Ghyslain Richmond Bistro is a not-so-hidden gem on the far east-side of Indiana, right in downtown Richmond. While you’d expect to find an upscale restaurant like Ghyslain in Indianapolis or other major metropolitan areas, the fact that it’s situated in downtown Richmond (population: just under 40,000) makes it all the more charming.

Located in an old converted warehouse, neighbors to an eclectic mix of boutiques, a hair salon and even a brewery (opening in spring 2012), Ghyslain is the anchor tenant and well deserves that distinction. In an area known for great antiquing, Ghyslain fits right in. Ghyslain features great French-inspired lunch and dinner options (including the Pan Bagnat Nicois, a Pulled Pork Brioche, Chicken Prosciutto and more) as well as great appetizers, soups and salads. Rather than the traditional bread and olive oil brought out at most restaurants, Ghylsain opts for bread with butter and several different types of high-end salts. A nice touch and something that will remind you how special Ghyslain is.

A co-worker and I headed to Ghyslain a few weeks ago to try out the Pan Bagnat Nicois, one of the Super 46 Sandwiches. We started out with the bread, butter and salt and sampled the New Orleans Gumbo – a slightly spicy and very comforting cup – and the Cold Grilled Sweet Potato Salad – a surprising potato salad that was more olive oil-based than mayonnaise-based – before moving on to the main course. The Pan Bagnat Nicois is a nice, fresh, light sandwich. Starting with freshly baked french bread, then topped with bibb lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, tuna, olive oil, salt and pepper, this is a great dish to order if you’re looking for a lighter meal or if you’re planning to save room for dessert.

While there are great main course options, the real star of Ghyslain is the hand-made chocolates and desserts. From tarts and napoleans to turtles and other petit fours are all worth saving room for (or grabbing to bring home with you). We tried the Chocolate & Pistachio Milles-Feuilles and the Key Lime Tart and they were both fantastic.

Ghyslain Sweets

Check out the video below (or click here if you’re reading this on a mobile device or in a feed reader) to see a short video of Ghyslain Richmond Bistro, the Pan Bagnat Nicois and watch me sample the sandwich.

Ghyslain Richmond Bistro - Menu
416 N. 10th Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765.966.3344

Have you tried out the Pan Bagnat Nicois at Ghyslain Richmond Bistro? Is it one of your favorites? If so, vote for it in our Super 46 Sandwiches Playoffs. You can find out more about the Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich or the other 45 sandwiches at

Indiana's Super 46 SandwichesFind out more information about Super 46 Sandwiches, including pictures of each sandwich and details about each of the restaurants at Super 46 Sandwiches is brought to you by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and the Publishers of Indianapolis Monthly Magazine.

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