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About Marx Fusion Bistro

Chef and Owner, Mark Hanson, infuses his culinary vision into every part of Marx Fusion Bistro & Bar. The restaurant, which opened in 2002, reflects not only his travels and interests, but his easy demeanor and drive to create a high-quality and comfortable experience for his guests.


Hanson has been in the restaurant business since graduating from culinary school in the 1980s. He has opened and owned restaurants in New York, the Caribbean and the St. Croix Valley. Hanson’s explorations can be seen in the constant rotation of specials, which always include a wide variety of fresh seafood and other ingredients. 

From the Press

City Pages

"Super-friendly bistro in the middle of Stillwater's main drag. Chef and owner Mark Hanson does a great job with aggressively flavored twists on Italian-American classics."


"Marx Fusion Bistro is a Chef-driven restaurant with a big city vibe without the big city hassles."


Eater Twin Cities


"Stop by for a trip around the globe, from St. Thomas grilled shrimp to Virgin Island empanadas to Lake Superior whitefish...Try for a seat on the tiny patio, or just belly up to the bar for Marx Manhattan."

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