Motor Supply Company Bistro

4.7
2008 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the historic Congaree Vista with a heated patio and free valet parking, Motor Supply has been serving progressive, New World cuisine using classic French culinary techniques for over 20 years. Led by Executive Chef Wesley Fulmer, the kitchen's lunch, dinner and brunch handwritten menus change daily, featuring contemporary New American cuisine, with nods to Creole, Cajun, Southern, French and Asian cuisine. Motor Supply works with local, sustainable farms for produce, meats, dairy and more. Seafood is caught off of the SC coast, and all of our charcuterie, desserts, stocks, sauces and dressings are made in-house. The bar boasts an extensive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-winning list (2006-13), imported, domestic and local craft beers, as well as an artisan farm-to-shaker cocktail list made from house-infused liquors, handmade bitters, barrel-aged spirits and locally-sourced ingredients and garnishes, mixed up by Head Barman Josh Streetman.
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JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

It was alright. Food was priced a bit high for what it was. Stop serving a steak on top of mashed potatoes.

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RA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our “go to” in Columbia, the food is reliably good and the atmosphere is chic without being pretentious. Great for a date or entertaining friends who are visiting.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for a wedding and dined here the night before. Cheese board was an excellent start. Best NY strip I’ve ever had, and my cosmo was perfect! A little noisy, but not too bad. Would love to come back in the warmer weather to sit outside.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been but will go back. The red snapper was absolutely wonderful.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch, as usual!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will keep coming back to this restaurant as it is always excellent.

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MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Motor Supply Co for the first time last week and met some friends there. I am vegan and I was very pleased that they were able to accommodate my needs. The food was very tasty and the service we received from Stephanie was OUTSTANDING! We will definitely be going back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and accommodated vegetarian needs

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JL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great venue for a business event. Good service and outstanding food. Also, a good beer selection.

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KB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always eat brunch there when in town. Love the biscuits, French toast and all of the fish dishes

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! I have already recommended it today!!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the most amazing dining experience!! Love Motor Supply.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and dishes!

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E
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. service excellent ! Our server Eric was awesome! Good ambience

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T
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Grouper was excellent!

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C
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

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TR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Love this place but the food we had on New years eve was over cooked :( I was disappointed.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place all around. Best food in Columbia!

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HA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not say enough about our night at Motor Supply. We had a outstanding time and everyone made sure of it. Again, Thank You.

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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our New Years Eve dining experience at Motor Supply.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as usual.

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BM
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for New Year Eve dinner...food and server very good...special menu was a bit restrictive especially for my wife’s limited dietary options but we shared some things which worked out ok...complimentary valet parking was nice...just a bit costly but then it was NY eve!

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JC
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our New Years Eve meal was great! Inventive menu, always something fun to try.

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L
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional food!!!! This place never disappoints!

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JP
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This is an extremely small establishment. It would be amazing for a first date or early stages of a new friendship. My husband and I love good food but we live togther we don’t want to be on top each other while we eat lol. I got the snapper which was cooked perfect and the beans were a nice touch. My husbands steak was amazing he said but potatoes were really salty. Our service was slower than normal I’m sure bc the time and with Holiday size tables. We personally won’t be back but for a first date this is the spot!

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RO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

More expensive then Taras but food is not that great. Menu choices were a bit strange. Watress was spaced out and kept forgetting things.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place to take good friends who are new to town. The staff was wonderful, accommodating and the food was EXCELLENT! The drinks were pretty good too! Definitely worth gping and coming back soon!

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CM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service!!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening with delicious farm grown, and uniquely prepared meals. Pretty reasonably priced. They know how to prepare at their best and as it should be, after doing what they have done for so many years.
Look forward to our next visit.

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CF
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was good, tables very close.

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m
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Was delish! We started with scallops and beef short ribs. The short ribs had tomato jam that was outstanding. For dinner the CaB skirt steak was outrageously good. The other people in my party had the duck duo and the strip. All in all, a great meal for everyone

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good and the service was good, food portions were a little skimpy.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent as always! One of our favorite places in Columbia.

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SP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meals (party of 3). Eggplant "steak" was a little ambitious- eggplant was a bit to thick so was kind of unappetizing in the middle. Maybe 2 slices instead of 1 giant slice would have worked better. Butternut squash and Brussels sprouts were great!

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m
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, drinks , and service, I highly recommend!

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f
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, excellent service! The waiter was very attentive, no snobby attitude, all of the items we ordered were delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special...Bone in cowboy ribeye....best damn steak I've ever had

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DD
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place for a romantic dinner or annual stockholders meal. For us, it was both. GREAT PLACE FOR LOCAL ART!

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BM
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on our way to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Colonial Life arena. It was the perfect place to go to dinner before-hand and set the tone for the evening.

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