Motor Supply Company Bistro
Arrived a few minutes early, so we sat at the bar and had a nice cocktail. Table was ready about 15 min after our reservation time, which is understandable. We ordered the Oxtail and gnocchi to start, it was bland and uninspired. Entrees 1 was scallops over butter beans and grits; result scallops were okay but beans and grits were tasteless. Entree 2 was the corn fritter- wait staff brought it out and said enjoy your "veggie thing". It did somewhat resemble a microwaved veggie burger so maybe the comment wasn't that far off. Very disappointing meal, especially considering the price point $$.
Food was superb. Desserts cane out VERY late but were comped.
As always, the service, bar and food was exceptional. Motor Supply fully deserves to the in the top 5 restaruants in the south.
I had steak and it was not that good. Over priced for what I received.
Not our first time at Motor Supply and since we do not live in Cola but Charleston, we decided to meet someone there, who was also out of town, for dinner. 2 of us chose the pork chop, the other steak. The meal ended up being delicious but my pork chop had waaay too much fat and I had to ask that it be returned. I am not a picky diner but at least 1/2 of the chop was fat. The mgr, while polite, was a little on the condescending side explaining to me what a pork chop consist of. I don't know if he had looked at the chop or not but I'm sure he would have returned it had it been served to him. A new chop was presented and it was everything it should be - a nice sear and a juicy chop with some fat for flavor. The greens served with the chop plus a kumquat reduction were also excellent.
Anniversary Dinner. Treated to a glass of bubbly on the house. Food, wine selection and service were excellent!
Great food! Just a tad bit noisy. Could have used the heaters outside on the porch. Overall a really great meal
we always enjoy going here. love the food and love the service.
Great. Outstanding quality.
Used to be one of the best in the city now it’s nothing special. Right when we got there our waiter told us that we needed to rush so they could get other people in for a concert. He totally rushed our dinner. Our entrees came out before our bread basket. Food was lukewarm at best So many other places to go. Prices are still pretty high for the value
A wonderful meal before Elton John concert. Shared the beet salad and cheese board--both were excellent. The flounder special and the diver scallops were delicious entrees. Finished with the lemonade cake and rosemary ice cream. My go to place in Columbia!
Service was great! The food is always good and fresh there, and afterward we stopped by the Carole Saunders Gallery to look at their wonderful jewelry. It was really a nice afternoon for our bookclub. We would definitely go back!
One of the best meals I have ever had in Columbia. Fantastic food, fantastic drink.
We were at guest table uncomforable. Food was excellent. Service outstanding
Motor Supply always provides excellent quality food prepared creatively and with care. The result never disappoints. When we don’t want to take a chance on a meal, we make sure we go to Motor Supply.
Food and server were great. Kitchen was very slow. Long waits between courses.
Great food, atmosphere, and service. Very enjoyable experience.
It was great, we will come back. Great wine selection. Great food.
Great food if you're willing to wait, plan to be there 2-3 hours.
From the valet service and our attentive waiter to the taste of our meal the experience was exceptional.
We have been here several times, when we are in Columbia. The food is very fresh and yummy. I especially like the small plates.
I always get wonderful food and excellent service.
The only – and we mean only – thing that wasn't perfect was that the red fish was no longer available when we dined last Saturday night. But it ended up being a happy accident because my girlfriend ended up ordering the scallops intended, which were exquisitely prepared and amazingly delicious. Best we've ever had, whether on the coast or not! And our waiter, whose name we forget but whom we learned was from New Orleans, was extremely courteous, very attentive and on point with all of his suggestions. We only go out to eat several times a year, so we always want it to be special when we do, and Motor Supply did not disappoint. We absolutely can't wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful date night dinner!
Great experience. Different menu every night.
Food was good. Service was not. They put us in a corner behind a loud heavily intoxicated 4 top and it was very unenjoyable and genuinely uncomfortable. Was ready for the bill 30 minutes in.
Continues to be the best restaurant in Columbia, by a large margin.
Great service by Stephanie.
Dinner was fantastic, as always. I love going back every time. Unique perk this time was the Mardi Gras theme to the menu. Chef knocked it out of the park, as always.
The bass was delicious. I plan to return when I am in Columbia to try other dishes.
Disappointed in dining experience versus monetary value. The appetizer was tasteful and nicely presented; I believe this dish is priced valued reasonably. The main dish; the duck was tasty, but it must of really be the runt or leanest of the flock. The vegetables were unrecognizable as they were pureed and a brush stroke of each across the plate. I believe the duck dish is totally over priced and I was still hungry when we left the restaurant. There are tapas restaurants near by which serve small plate meals I have been to and will be revisiting. I believe these tapas are better value in price, meal size and I leave satisfied.
We always love going to Motor Supply when we are in Columbia. The food is inventive and delicious, the wine list is great and the servers are always amazing!!!
Great food and drinks and even better service.
Food was fresh and flavorful. Server was professional and attentive.
Table and chairs could use an update.
This restaurant is very popular. We arrived at 6:00 and it was very crowded and active. Our first trip was a Tues. night supper and I ordered the cheese board. It was delicious. This time, not so much. The bruchetta was cold this time, but the first time it was right out of the oven. The serving of cheese were very skimpy the second time as well. I guess it was a very busy night our second time. However, the snapper meal was delicious! My husband had it both times and it was very good. Nice with a Pinot Gris.
Best place in Columbia to eat. Wonderful ambiance and staff.
A quality option when in the Vista area of Columbia. Would highly recommend their food and service is always great. The bar tenders know how to make those all important craft cocktails without coaching - Always a plus in my book.
We’re not from Columbia; in the area to celebrate our youngest’s graduation from Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson. In anticipation of being permitted to leave post, our daughter requested anything but an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat). With that mandate, we started searching and came up with Motor Supply Co. Bistro. Our visit met our expectations (set by all the rave reviews) and most certainly exceeded our soldier’s. Thank you.
Great Restaurant!! Great Bar! Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Excellent area in Columbia to hang out!
It was our first time dining there and the Food and service were all excellent... will be back!!