Fountain Square restaurant Marrow calling it quits

Marrow, an innovative restaurant with an eclectic menu that opened in Fountain Square in November 2015, is going out of business.

The restaurant's last day of operations is Sunday, the business announced Saturday on Facebook.

“It is with deep regret that Marrow will be closing it's doors after this weekend,” the post said. “We would first like to thank our incredibly talented and dedicated staff for such a great run and all of their amazing work. Special thanks go out to all who supported us and believed in our concept.”

Marrow was founded by chef John Adams—formerly of Bluebeard in the Fletcher Place neighborhood and downtown's Plow & Anchor Restaurant—and Brian Epstein, the listing real estate agent for the space at 1106 E. Prospect St. Marrow marked their first foray into restaurant ownership.

The pair brought aboard bartender Steve Simon, formerly of Broad Ripple Tavern, who is building a reputation as an award-winning and innovative mixologist.

Marrow’s menu of small and large plates included global soul food with a heavy slant toward Asian fusion. The evolving menu included items such as tandoori chicken, braised Spanish octopus, deviled eggs, pear salad, grilled quail and truffle fries.

The 90-seat restaurant received stellar local and even national reviews. New York Magazine featured the restaurant in a story about “a gourmet revolution in Indianapolis,” praising Marrow as a “sultry Fountain Square joint that … serves globetrotting plates.”

Marrow joins a growing list of recent closures involving locally owned restaurants, including Long Branch, Elbow Room, and The Owners Wife and Outliers Brewing Co.

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