Motor Supply Company Bistro

4.7
2923 Reviews
$30 and under
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 Jake Smith.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dinning out at Motor Supply. Love their ever changing menus !

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AnnaCat5
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the cheese & pickles plate, duck and snapper. The food was delicious, our server was wonderful (Rose!) and it was a great date night. You can't go wrong with MSC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Great libations excellent food very good service

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ChexMix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience1

The food was okay, just okay ..until it got cold and then it was over salted to our palettes opinion so we couldn't finish our plates (ages 45, 19 we had to wait at least 12 minutes before we had someone come to our table & give us water and then another 5-7 min. before our wait staff came to our table & she seemed relieved when we said we knew what we were going to order without difficulty. The ambiance did not fit with the cost or menu. It was loud because of voices and couldn't hear music. No one was wearing a mask except for the staff and ironically us. Also was a little bit difficult to find the parking lot because it's between two other buildings one being Social, a club. There is no sign on the street indicating where the restaurant is. Overall I'm not sure if we would come back.

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Tennessee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service and Atmosphere. I always enjoy and feel like it is a special occasion when dining here.

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HomeroC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recomendable place for all family and friends

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

To pricey for quantity and quality of food. Was ok for lunch but not dinner.

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vipLbe1965
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lunch was great, the drinks are amazing and Jake is doing a great job at the bar

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Jack
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service in a wonderful setting. Cheese plate could be a bit more out there than the current offerings, but delicious nonetheless. Cocktails are delicious here and the daily specials are wildly affordable for what they are if they fit your taste.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the welcome! Had reservation. Seated immediately. Service was outstanding. Valet parking had my car at the door when leaving. Great experience.

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sharons
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and our server was amazing! Would definitely return.

LB
LauraB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Food was amazing! Must give it a try!

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

First visit to Motor Supply. We ordered the strip steak but was very disappointed. It was very tough. The steak knives provided could barely cut the steak.

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RayJ
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, our waitress was very accommodating, and the parking attendant brought our car to the front when we were ready to leave.

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Hooks
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food but very noisy

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vipEFoodie
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch from the front door to paying the check!

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vipKristiB
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to motor supply for Sunday for brunch. Food and service always spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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WKWill
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had to squeeze in a Motor Supply dinner before the game! Always great food and cocktails along with a great staff!

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vipJAug
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service. The manager and our server both s ensured we had a pleasant experience. Highly recommended!

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DawnH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and the food and cocktails are beyond delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was amazing and excellent service!

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DennisO
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Ambiance and service was excellent, but this is not the place to go if you are hungry. The wife and I had appetizers, main course and desert. Spent $150.00 and I was still hungry when I left. If you like a delicious drizzle and smear, this is the place for you.

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MichaelL
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great luncheon to celebrate a colleague’s 20th service anniversary! I loved the NC trout and curry. The service was excellent and wait staff were friendly and professional.

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williams
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was ok, price for portions seemed high. Truly unforgettable

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TommyN
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation through open table, was seated right away and received service quickly, highly recommend this restaurant

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AlphaWoman
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was okay. The setup of the tables is kind of tight.

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Tibby
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were very disappointed in the drinks we were served. No garnishes no pizzazz. I had a Mimosa which was made with the most bitter orange juice I have ever had. My friend had a pineapple daiquiri which was served in a wine glass, once again no garnishes.
The food was okay. I have to say I was disappointed. I had the Shrimp and grits, and they were just marginal.
Would I go back….probably not. There are to many other restaurants to explore in Columbia.

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Rockshire
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The convenience of free valet parking started things off well. With our reservation, we requested outdoor seating as our preference. We were seated in the patio section; however, the garage size windows were not opened so we were essentially indoors. It was probably for the beat because the nearby club music probably would have been a bother. The service was prompt and courteous. The grouper was prepared nicely and came with a pesto sauce. The field peas were crunchy (I would have preferred less of a bite to them) and were mixed with corn which was a nice new combination for me. The halibut, steak and shrimp dishes were enjoyed by the other guests at our table. I can’t forget the mussels appetizer and their delicious broth which I highly recommend. This restaurant should not be missed.

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vipJude
Charleston
64 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just when I think their food cannot get any better, it does!!! Shrimp in tomato stew with rice and garlic was awesome! Please add the Kabacha Cheesecake to your daily menu! It was memorable!!!

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EdF1956
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure why folks seem to feel the need to shout at each other while having dinner, had a great time nonetheless

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vipamys
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply Company Bistro was highly recommended by a local, and we were delighted by our meal there. We were seated promptly, servers were on top of things, wine and food came out as they should. We ordered the duck duo, NY Strip, beet salad and fried oysters. We had a great meal! Highly recommend this restaurant and it will be a go to for us every time we are in town.

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JuliaM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent cocktails and menu. Always a good experience

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MEGAND
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Ambiance was wonderful, as was the service. The duck was a bit dry, but tasty. Sauce was overpowering with salt. Oysters very dissatisfying- tasteless and served on a bed of old lettuce. Beets a bit crunchy and very large chunks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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scjoe2
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Slow service, 40 minutes from ordering time. The recycled cocktail placemats from old menus, at those price points, comes off cheap over altruistic …..offering specials then having to retract the offer after ordering was annoying.. great cocktails though

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vipHowardS
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Weird service for an upscale restaurant. My spouse was told to keep her dirty appetizer fork for her main course despite it being on the dirty plate. Odd...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son has been going to school in Columbia the past 4 years and we have always wanted to come here. My daughter is now a freshman and the night after move in my husband and I went alone and I cannot believe this was our first time. The food was one of the best meals I have ever had. So healthy and fresh and just delicious. I cleaned my plate which I never do! So excited to have another 4 years to visit Columbia and go back to this restaurant.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply is always a wonderful time! The food is great, the place is great and the servers are always over the top.

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 2923 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.

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