Motor Supply Company Bistro
Oven-Roasted Eggplant Steak
sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, garbonzo beans, radicchio, house tomato jam
Pan Seared S.C. Swordfish
Adluh stone-ground yellow grits, cannellini beans, poblanos, chorizo, roasted tomatoes
Seared Atlantic Salmon
romaine, marinated grape tomatoes, cucumbers, radish, roasted mushrooms, buttermilk-herb dressing
Food was superb. Atmosphere was excellent and our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Would highly recommend!
Amazing food. Better service Katie was very good with our request and wine recommendations
This was not a good experience overall. The service was less than average and the waiter seemed to be distracted by the uneven service being provided by the kitchen/bartenders. There were long pauses between service. The waiter left dirty glasses on the table from the time we finished our first drink and they remained there at the time of our exit. The menu was less than average and had such limited options that we were both disappointed. The only fish option was a bottom feeder fish which they called "Wreckfish". What the heck is that? The quality of food was good, but the overall experience was a let down from previous occasions and it wasn't worth the price we paid. We will come back in the future, but hopefully things will be up to par by then.
Have been going to Motor Supply for many years and will return, but the meal on this trip was just unremarkable. One of the appetizers we had just tasted like it was “expired”. Not sure if there is a new chef or if the primary one was on vacation, but if you are going to charge a premium for a meal, it needs to be worthy of its price.
The food and wine were fabulous and on par with our previous experiences there. Waiter was less attentive than he should have been. Overall, it was a good experience, and I felt comfortable with their covid precautions.
Excellent food and service
Service and food were excellent. We ate on the covered patio and the ambiance for a lunch date was wonderful.
So happy Motor Supply is open and doing such a great job delivering great food and service during these crazy COVID times. Masks are requested while walking thru the restaurant and are always worn by servers and staff. Very safe, tables distanced, etc. Those precautions and safety measures are much appreciated and do not distract from lovely ambience and a great night out.
Delicious meal. They did an amazing job at social distancing and extra safety measures while still giving a great dining experience.
Great food and Covid protocols. Will definitely be back!
Ahh, just dined here for lunch and very excited to have discovered this restaurant on our Columbia pass through. For appetizers, we shared the Deviled Eggs along with the Cheddar Cheese Spread with Bacon Marmalade - neither disappointed- both were excellent! For entrees we ordered the Pan- Seared Atlantic Salmon, the Grass-fed Double Bacon Cheeseburger (with the duck fat aioli) and lastly, the Herb Roasted Pork Loin Sandwich. The verdict: each were amazingly delicious, and we will certainly be back on our next travel through Columbia! Thank you Sydney for your excellent service!
Food great as always. COVID conscious and safe. Will return.
Great experience... we were staying overnight and our hotel recommended this location. A great restaurant that’s one of the oldest restaurants in Columbia. Our server, Abby, made the meal an experience. She was fantastic. Very succinct menu but both dishes we ordered were good.
Great meal as always and the service was impeccable!
Awesome experience and food . One of the best chefs and restaurant in town
The food at Motor Supply was fantastic! Had the ribeye and it was cooked perfectly. The server was very informative (Michael). The tables were also spaced out appropriately because of Covid.
Fantastic food and service!
Everytime i visit- food is AMAZING. Service is great, one of my across the country favorite restaurant
Our first time here and what an amazing experience. Professional staff and great tasting food. We started off with the cheese dish, excellent; my wife and I had the pork chop and halibut which was just delicious and cooked just right; and dessert was literally icing on the cake!
Awesome meal and service! Always a treat to dine at Motor Supply!!!
I went there with my service dog this week. Not only is their food some of the best I have had down in South Carolina. Some people don't realize how hard it is for us to find a restaurant that sees a human in need of food and just happens to have a service dog in tow. I highly recommend their cheese plate!!!!
We've been coming to Motor Supply for a handful of years and have never been disappointed. The speed and quality of service is always impeccable and the knowledge and demeanor of the staff incredible and the food most certainly impossibly delicious. It's always a top notch and special experience for us.
Had the Halibut special and it was absolutely delicious. Perfectly prepared!
Due to coronavirus restrictions we were very secluded. Our waiter was very personable and helpful and went to extra efforts to be sure we had a good experience The food was outstanding. We ordered a dessert which was the blueberry key lime pie and we devoured it with great happiness. It was our anniversary so the restaurant gave us the dessert as complimentary. It was to me going the extra mile. We had a very lovely evening
doing well in context of corona restrictions
Enjoyed our meal at Motor Supply Company Bistro. The attention to detail during pandemic commendable. Felt very much at ease with social distancing, plus all staff wore masks. Service was great but dinner options limited (guessing because of corona?). The pork chop I ordered was overcooked, but the sauce saved the day, delish. My dinner companion raved about the shrimp dish, so maybe just bad luck on my part that day with the pork chop. Also, great wine selection and dessert choices! A favorite restaurant of mine for years now, and not disappointed, even though it is a bit pricey.
Everything was excellent. The appetizers and meals were the best. Everyone loved their meal. I had the shrimp which was one of the most flavorful meals I have had in a long time. We live out of town but if I go back to Columbia, this will be my first stop.
Good is great and so is the service!
Motor Supply continues to provide the best food even under current circumstances.
One of our favorite restaurants in Columbia
Excellent service and great food. Great dining experience.
Service was great food was fantastic.
The food was amazing! The cocktails were delicious, and the wine list is extensive. The service was wonderful. We can’t wait to go back.
One of the best restaurants in the southeast. Highly recommend!
Simple, fresh ingredients with a spin. Always a good time.
Service was excellent, food was excellent, it was a little expensive but the service and quality of food that was experienced it was worth it.
I always love coming here. This place has impeccable service & their food is always fresh and tasty. They just go above and beyond here. It's such a lovely place.
For more than 30 years, MSS has been the best table in central South Carolina. Highly recommended.
Food was amazing, service was seamless and very good. Highly recommend!!
Mike does a fabulous job to make our lunch enjoyable. He has a good rapport with his customers and he is very attentive!
This past weekend, the hostess did a thorough cleaning of every table and chair which included the arm chairs, seat and underside of these parts. Additionally, Motor Supply used one time recyclable paper menus to protect patrons from the spread of disease. Thank you for a job well done!
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 2555 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.