Motor Supply Company Bistro
Artisan Cheese & Pickle Board
grilled crostini, house made tomato jam
Oven-Roasted Eggplant "Steak"
sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, garbonzo beans, radicchio, house tomato jam
Seared Free Range NC Chicken Thighs
sweet potato butter, brussel sprouts, chickpeas, radicchio, pickled onions
We used to love Motor Supply but the last few times we’ve been in, it’s been a bit disappointing. The falafel was a delicious small plate and made for a great appetizer, split 2 ways. The swordfish was overdone and the sides where undercooked. The beans were still crunchy. The duck duo was delicious! Unfortunately, same story with the sides. The broccolini was barely cooked, raw to the point of almost being difficult to cut, and very crunchy. (And I tend to like my veggies on the underdone side!) the grains were undercooked, as well. However, the flavor on everything was delicious! And we very much enjoyed the chai spice cheesecake. Overall, not a bad experience but the kitchen has some things to work on.
Every aspect from parking, to service to food was outstanding.
Had a lovely meal and Rose provided amazing service.
Great meal. Awesome services
We had a great dinner. The food was just amazing!
This is one of our favorite date night restaurants. The food is great -- hard to go wrong with the steak option of the day or shrimp and grits if the seasonal offerings are not to one's liking. The service is always top notch and the valet parking makes parking in the Vista a breeze.
Our server, Abbey was just wonderful! And the food, great as always.
A nice surprise to find this in the Vista. Didn't appear to be much from the outside. Host staff was outstanding. Valet as well. We tried the Steak - Pork and Duck. All were very good but the Duck especially was outstanding. Combination of flavors were very well done. They do crafted cocktails very well. Wine list just ok.
Excellent service, waitress was very helpful. Food and drinks were delicious!
Awesome service. Great food and good wine selection
Fantastic place to go whether for a special occasion, we went for a birthday dinner, or a luncheon with friends! The menu changes and the choices are always interesting and exquisite! The drinks are diverse and beyond tasty!! The staff friendly and wonderful and the atmosphere relaxing and many interesting paintings to look at!
Overall one of the top restaurants in the area.
Amazing food and great service. Just what we were looking for date night.
We came here for our anniversary. We had been before at Sunday brunch. This dinner was great! They brought us a champagne toast for our anniversary, the food was delicious, the cocktails were superb. You should come here anytime you are looking for a great dining experience in Columbia.
Wonderful service, wonderful food. I've never had a less than fantastic meal at Motor Supply. It is always a treat.
Easily one of the best restraunts in the Columbia area. Always a fantastic dining experience!
I haven't been here in a few years. The menu is no longer hand written. The choices weren't that great or different from years ago. I don't know what happened to the cheif but bring him back! You can tell there is a huge change in the food.
It was everything we we were hoping for for my wife's birthday.
Intimate and relaxing….will definitely be coming back!
Nice atmosphere, waitstaff was informative and attentive. The snapper was very good and the sides were complimentary of the dish. The duck was good as well. The vegetarian plate was lacking and could have been better. Dessert was good and the drink/beer selection was good as well. The overall price was a little high.
I am not normally one to complain. The atmosphere was nice, but it was just a bit too noisy. I expected maybe a bit of music for the ambiance or something. Service was slightly delayed, and I do not think we were checked on when it was necessary or when we needed anything. I think had we been checked on before our drinks were empty, we would have been more likely to order more drinks. I ordered the filet and I was really excited to have it since the server recommended it. I was expecting a tender, juicy cut of meat, and instead it was dry, unevenly cooked, and fatty. Overall, the meal was underwhelming. The server was very sweet, and I know it was not his fault, as he did not cook the food. Maybe I picked poorly last night. But I do not think the quality of the meat I received was worth $45.
Shrimp cooked to perfection…not over-cooked. Excellent service.
We were seated on the porch which was great atmosphere. Our server Millie was outstanding. Service was prompt and courteous. The meal was outstanding. We had a great time. It has been awhile since we had been there. We were so glad we dined there and will definitely be back soon.
Overall quite good but a couple of our dishes were way over salted.
We had an incredible lunch for my husband’s birthday and we will absolutely be back in the future!
Motor Supply never disappoints. Creative dishes beautifully presented and, most important, delicious.
It is a bit noisy but the food and service were both great.
I love this place...you can't go wrong eating at motor supply. Great service, food,and abeyance
Food was very good and cooked as requested. Staff was accommodating and checked in often, but not often enough for drink refills and some other needs. It was very loud towards the later time, but that is no fault of the restaurant; so ambiance and intimacy was challenging to talk/connect.
The quality of the food was top-notch, but the amount of quantity of some menu items was sparse. For example, the pork belly was tiny portion, but more aimed at presentation/taste.
Spent $250+ for two people dining with one appetizer each and two entrees and a drink each.
Fantastic cocktails. Tried a few and they were delicious. Had the steak and was cooked perfect.
Motor supply is always good. We have been coming here for years. Great lunch dinner or Sunday brunch
Will do again
The service was great from the time we checked in, until we checked out.
Was all great. The food was delicious and enjoyed the service. The menu was just a little limited. Wish there were a few more choices.
Food was not up to par for them. Service was fine.
Enjoyed a nice brunch with my daughter during USC family weekend. We were seated at our reservation time (actually a few minutes before) on the lovely patio. Fairly limited selection for brunch but both of our meals were yummy (salmon salad and shrimp and grits -with a side of crispy potatoes to share). I'd like to return for a regular lunch or dinner. Service was great. I definitely recommend!
Great atmosphere. Good brunch options. Great service.
Always a great meal and good service!!
Great Experience; awesome food & service
Our meal for our 4 month anniversary was a highlight of our visit to Columbia.
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 2940 OpenTable diners.
Motor Supply Company Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.motorsupplycobistro.com/gift/gift-certificates/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.