Motor Supply Company Bistro
One of our favorites!Menu is always a surprise and delight. Service is very good.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu Friday night wasThe menu Friday night was outstanding. The local Harvest program is one of the restaurants best. the food is always good and the changing menu always offers a surprise.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMotor parkingParking was the only draw back even with valet it is very crowded I recommend walking into instead of parking or trying to park close.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood & service was fabulous!!Food & service was fabulous!! Very noisy. I will definitely go again!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery few nice places in ColumbiaVery few nice places in Columbia open for lunch on Saturdays in Columbia. Our party of 7 all enjoyed the sandwiches, wraps, and pork chop with blueberry sauce and sweet potatoes. Israeli couscous came as the side--most of us would have preferred something else.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MealI took my wife there for our anniversary. Neither of us had ever been to Motor Supply Co and we were pleasantly surprised. The food and service were both excellent. We will return when we are in town again.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNot burger and fries placeFor years I heard of the Motor Supply Company and thought it was a burger place. We went recently to find a restaurant and outdoor area with tons of charm and eclectic ambiance. Our waiter was great, describing every dish which was important because the hand written menu, which changes daily, was full of unfamiliar ingredients. We ordered the flat ribs with mashed potatoes and sugar cured pork with mushroom sauce over grits. The flat ribs and mashed potatoes were nice, but the pork and grits were excellent, the sauce just the right touch. The wine list was extensive and the bar looked inviting for after dinner drinks. Next time we'll sit outdoors. Only issue was the noise level inside. It was hard to talk over it.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMotor SupplyThe food was cooked perfectly and the service was excellent. I had the crab cake and Bavette (I think) steak at the recommendation of my waitress Emily. Both turned out to be excellent suggestions.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat small restaurant.Love going to Columbia and dining in this restaurant - especially on the porch. Less noisey there. Food has always been perfect and service is very, very good.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMotor Supply is Gear!Selected this restaurant for our 25th wedding anniversary. Wine list was great and entree choices inventive and delicious. Our server was Liz, who was charming and never missed a beat during our time there.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingLunch prices were incredibly low for the amazing quality of the food. Definitely one of the top restaurants in Columbia.
Cannot recommend highly enough.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal Food, Fair(ish) ServiceI've eaten at Motor Supply Company before, the first was for dinner and the most recent visit was for lunch after USC's graduation ceremony. My lunch experience was MUCH different than dinner. The evening server was phenomenal and so attentive, however our server for lunch left much to be desired. Aside from her lack of enthusiasm or flair - the food was outstanding! For such great quality/portion sizes the prices are definitely reasonable!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation brunchOur party of 7 enjoyed a nice graduation brunch here. Food was very good. Of the dishes our party ordered, the pork chop and the sauteed shrimp seemed to be excellent choices. Would enjoy coming back again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was ready whenEverything was ready when we got there. The outdoor table was lovely, and the service was awesome without being in our faces!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat EveningThis restaurant was fantastic. It came highly recommended by friends, and did not disappoint. The menu was fantastic. My wife and I, celebrating our anniversary, had a hard time picking which of the delicious sounding entrees to order. The food matched the descriptions and was delectable. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great evening.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great serviceMy husband and I went to MSC Bistro for dinner on Saturday night. After reading other reviews we asked for a table inside. It seemed to be just as loud inside as outside. The food was good (my NY strip was cooked perfectly!) and the service was excellent. We were very thankful for the complimentary valet parking!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal goodsWait staff was a little slow this time but overall great.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSales Team DinnerFood & service were fantastic
Excellent recommendations from our server5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an 8:15 reservationWe had an 8:15 reservation for dinner..we were seated on the patio..it was very romantic but the club next door was very loud. Our meals were amazing, the wine list extensive and the service was perfect. We'll definitely be back and would recommend it as well. I'm a chef and very picky, but this was outstanding. I especially like that the menu changes everyday.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was absolutelyThe restaurant was absolutely amazing, I had a great time. The food was some of the best I've ever had, and I've travelled extensively. The service was great, as was the wine menu. I paid around $100 for two people, and it was honestly worth the money. The only problem I had was from the social club behind them. My date and I sat on the back porch which was enjoyable for the first half hour or so, then the club behind the restaurant became active. The loud music and noise from people entering and exiting the club was distracting and ruined the mood somewhat, however I still highly recommend this restaurant.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHad always read very goodHad always read very good things about this restaurant. However, recent reviews had suggested the service tended to be rushed, and food undercooked. We did NOT experience either of these! The charcuterie was wonderful, as was my steak bavette. Service was attentive and thorough. Dessert was a disappointment--rather pedestrian--especially so given the delightful, inventive starter and entrees.
Would definitely recommend.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy visit to Motor Supply wasMy visit to Motor Supply was as host for a business group, with out of town corporate guests. The menu choices were intriguing, the service and the food were impeccable, and the evening was a great time for all concerned. Well done, Motor Supply!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI had an amazing evening atI had an amazing evening at Motor Supply Co. I took my girlfriend for her birthday before Cirque Du Soleil. We were given a great table on the patio. We had an early reservation and even though we were the first table in the restaurant the hostess and server were ready. They knew we were celebrating a special occasion and that we had to keep a schedule. Our server was very knowledge about the daily changing menu and took the time to tell us just how special all the local products were. All the food was amazing including the house made chacuterie which arrived compliments of the chef to help us celebrate our special occasion. The bone in pork t-bone was fantastic. Overall one of the best dining experiences I've had in a while.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and great service!Awesome food and great service! Only thing is it's kinda tricky to find, small sign.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest In ColumbiaThe food and service was perfect and appreciated by my out of state guests....4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMarvelous food on a charming patioOur meal tasted delicious, our server was friendly and appropriately but not annoyingly attentive, and the patio was pleasant on a lovely evening. The only off-putting aspect of our visit was that we were told, as soon as we arrived, that the kitchen closed at 9:30; if the restaurant is trying to fill 9:15 reservations (like ours), the diner is bound to feel rushed, like a "squeezed-in" last bit of revenue for the night, even with a waiter as nice as Brendon. Perhaps the last reservations should be at 9:00.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMComfortable with upscale food.Comfortable with upscale food. Simple, plentiful and delicious.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoy knowing that it willI enjoy knowing that it will be different every time I am there.
Food was excellent, we were with a group of 7, we all tried someting different, it was all excellent.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA 'Must' in ColumbiaWe visit Columbia every year and each visit includes dinner at Motor Supply Company Bistro. The dishes are imaginative without being over the top; the wine list is terrific and the service outstanding. We have dined here several times and look forward to our next visit!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought out of town guestsWe brought out of town guests and everything from the bar, ambiance, food, and service was wonderful - as usual.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Food & WineWe had a fantastic meal at Motor Supply Company. We were seated on the patio which has great ambiance. Everyone in our party raved over their meals, and the bottles of Malbec we shared. Our server was attentive without hanging over our table. Highly recommend.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant!Every time we are in Columbia we dine at the Motor Supply Co. The food is always excellent. We had another great experience!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very tasty. TheFood was very tasty. The lamb was a little tough but the restaurant took care of that issue. Overall a very good experience on our first visit.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting, innovative restaurantInteresting, innovative restaurant that Charlotte could use!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good!!!We enjoyed the dinner very much. Food, service, and wine were very good.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprising treat!!I was nervous about going to a restaurant where I didn't know what would be on the menu prior to dining there, but my meal was absolutely fantastic!! I highly recommend this restaurant!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always great! FoodFood is always great! Food is fresh and I love the different choices each night. Not kid-friendly but nice anyway.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night!!We dined later in the night after several show crowds. Several of the items were out, but our waiter wasWonderful and steared our choices appropriately. Our main was fabulous! The menu is eclectic, but donot be afraid of something new. Had a wonderful experience!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and ourFood was excellent and our server was very attentive. Overall great experience!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Motor supply for dinnerWent to Motor supply for dinner before a Sat showing of Les Miserables. The food was wonderful. Can't wait to go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have returned to MotorWe have returned to Motor Supply again and again for its interesting food, great service, easy access and hours that accommodate our schedule when we are in Columbia.(Appreciate the Sunday night hours!) We love the fact that the menu changes daily and offers fresh, local ingredients that are put together in innovative ways. They offer a great list of wines and our cocktails are always good, as well.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I decided to checkMy wife and I decided to check this place out for Valentine's Day and we were not let down. We don't usually go out to places with this kind of price range, but since we had a night out without the kids, we decided to go all out. The service was excellent, we were never waiting for anything and the server checked in on us in between the food/drinks. The food itself was very good. I've never had anything like it or heard of some it before, but I loved all of it. I probably wouldn't visit too often just because our final tab was over 100 dollars, but for a special night out, I'd recommend this place to anyone willing to go somewhere classy.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM