Motor Supply Company Bistro

4.7
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2555 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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FrankW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was superb. Atmosphere was excellent and our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Would highly recommend!

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vipOctavioM
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Better service Katie was very good with our request and wine recommendations

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Valnikov
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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.

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vipKHuggins
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipTeddy57
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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KarenU
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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NikkoY
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. We ate on the covered patio and the ambiance for a lunch date was wonderful.

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vipA2Reu
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DeniseG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. They did an amazing job at social distancing and extra safety measures while still giving a great dining experience.

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HeatherK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Covid protocols. Will definitely be back!

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PaigeT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great as always. COVID conscious and safe. Will return.

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vipDeniseC
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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GregB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always and the service was impeccable!

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TaylorS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and food . One of the best chefs and restaurant in town

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LeahQ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime i visit- food is AMAZING. Service is great, one of my across the country favorite restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service! Always a treat to dine at Motor Supply!!!

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DebB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!

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WalkerW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Halibut special and it was absolutely delicious. Perfectly prepared!

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RachaelR
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

doing well in context of corona restrictions

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vipcarinmyers
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipCarolynK
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is great and so is the service!

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vipJames
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply continues to provide the best food even under current circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Columbia

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Jones
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great food was fantastic.

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SydneyS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the southeast. Highly recommend!

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple, fresh ingredients with a spin. Always a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Foodie
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Trustee74
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For more than 30 years, MSS has been the best table in central South Carolina. Highly recommended.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was seamless and very good. Highly recommend!!

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WendyD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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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.

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