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Motor Supply Company Bistro, Columbia, SC

Motor Supply Company Bistro

4.7
4.7
3848 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in the historic Congaree Vista Motor Supply has been serving progressive, New World cuisine using classic French culinary techniques for over 20 years. The menu features contemporary New American cuisine, with nods to Creole, Cajun, New Southern, French, Italian and Asian cuisine. We are Columbia's foremost "farm to fork" restaurant, working with local, sustainable farms for produce, meats, SC seafood and more. Seafood is caught off of the Carolina coast, and all of our stocks, sauces and desserts are made on site, including our charcuterie, with house-made sausages, bacon, country pate, and rillettes, all the way down to the pickles and mustard. Our early 19th century, solid-oak bar with marble columns, imported from Europe, serves 180+ fine wines, an extensive list of 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (803) 256-6687
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Cross street
    Park and Lincoln Sts.
  • Parking details
    Free valet parking Tuesday-Saturday evenings and Tuesday-Friday at lunch. Parking lot with ~20 spaces. Easily accessible street parking.
  • Public transit
    There are several public transit stops throughout the Columbia, SC downtown area, one of which is located a half-block from Motor Supply Co. Bistro. During the evenings, especially on weekends, taxis are readily available throughout the Vista.
  • Entertainment
    Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia Museum of Art, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center; local bars, clubs and nightlife; several hotels and shopping venues all within walking distance in the Vista
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,848 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbia

    Best Overall

  • Columbia

    Best Food

  • Columbia

    Best Service

  • Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • Columbia

    Best Value

  • Columbia

    Great for brunch

  • Columbia

    Good for business meals

  • Columbia

    Innovative

  • Columbia

    Healthy

  • Columbia

    Neighborhood gem

  • Columbia

    Great for fine wines

  • Columbia

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Good for special occasions

  • Columbia

    Most Booked

3,848 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Motor Supply never disappoints. Food was exceptional and the staff were great. Enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

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  2. Coco

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! All of the food was wonderful! We had several appetizers and they were all delicious. Peaches and burrata were exceptional. My entree of tilefish was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Creme brulee was the best dessert! Motor Supply has been getting better and better since they got their new chef!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice fresh food, and good choices for the one veggie diner in our party.

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  4. riverrunner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the Wahoo and my partner ordered the pork chop. Both were perfectly prepared and beautifully presented on the plates. Our server, Patrick, was the star of the show. His manner was cordial but professional and his knowledge of the menu was impressive. He made the experience memorable. Motor Supply Bistro is among the best restaurants in central South Carolina, and has been for many years.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place for Duck. It’s fantastic. Definitely recommend it.

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  6. Susi

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced and small servings. Quality overall seemed okay but not at the price. Example, my $15- $17 bowl of soup only had 5-6 spoonfuls. And, the avocado salad had no avocado in it. Overall, I was disappointed.

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  7. Rose

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy eating at Motor Supply. It is a wonderful place to go to enjoy local farm to table options.

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  8. LawrenceL

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a nice place to eat, we usually go on Sunday mornings as it has a convenient opening time. The trout was excellent, the wait staff very professional.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Motor Supply delivered on great food, great service, and an upscale dining experience. I highly recommend eating here

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  10. WayF

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good, but there are limited choices for both starters and mains. The wine list has lots of options and are reasonably priced. However, I was very disappointed with the customer being allowed to bring a dog into the restaurant. The valet parking is a nice perk.

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FAQs

Motor Supply Company Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 256-6687.

Motor Supply Company Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3848 OpenTable diners.

Motor Supply Company Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Motor Supply Company Bistro

920 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Park and Lincoln Sts.
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Free valet parking Tuesday-Saturday evenings and Tuesday-Friday at lunch. Parking lot with ~20 spaces. Easily accessible street parking.
  • Public transit
    There are several public transit stops throughout the Columbia, SC downtown area, one of which is located a half-block from Motor Supply Co. Bistro. During the evenings, especially on weekends, taxis are readily available throughout the Vista.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia Museum of Art, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center; local bars, clubs and nightlife; several hotels and shopping venues all within walking distance in the Vista
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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