Motor Supply Company Bistro

4.7
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2592 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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4.7
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Mike
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for brunch! Attentive staff and fun, wide-ranging menu. Convenient parking nearby is a bonus!

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MichaelF
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. Service was a little slow but it was busy.

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening was exactly what we expected and wanted, make that needed in these uncertain times. Went out to celebrate our daughter and future son-in-law. Most enjoyable evening.

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DrewJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Columbia! The food is always amazing and the menu changes constantly so you get something new and creative every time. Service is always great and the desserts never disappoint.

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AnnaBelleL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best first date ever. Food and atmosphere were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I am in Columbia, I absolutely must have dinner here. The creativity of the chef is amazing! Everything on the plate is a delight.

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Hanna
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I got the halibut, it was amazing! Service was fast and friendly! Our scallop appetizer I would have skipped, only 2 for $16 that were slightly overcooked.

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andy
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always charming and outstanding. Food, as ever, fab!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, great and fresh food, couldnt ask for better ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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TBlaBla
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was wonderful. The service was a little slow but not unbearable. Great place that we will definitely visit again.

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CharlesF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fine experience at Motor Supply. Looking forward to the next.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wine was delicious
Halibut was salty
Company was beautiful and entertaining
Overall positive exp

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Piper
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious spot for lunch! Super quick, fabulous drinks, appropriately spaced for Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Management sent over champagne to congratulate us on our anniversary. Nice touch!

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Winesnob1020
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal or experience here. The blueberry french toast with goat cheese was very good and Jake's old fashions will never disappoint. I highly recommend Motor Supply for Sunday brunch.

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RickL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Nice atmosphere, friendly wait staff, but small portion of expensive salad, no bread service, shrimp and grits bland, and cauliflower steak bland. Won’t be returning.

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garrettb
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch, and the salads, the chicken, and the swordfish were all 5 stars. But motor supply is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and the food is delicious!!

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vipShare
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tempura Okra, Butterbean Benedict, and brunch Shrimps and Grits were excellent. Creme Brulee's top was too thick and hard. Service was great.

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RhondaP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Worst service I've had at this establishment in several years.

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Mary
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Motor Supply. Atmosphere was fabulous, food was delicious. The service was the best. We've been dining here for years. It truly is our favorite..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful as well as the bartender! Had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner...was awesome! Food and drinks were worth the wait.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Loud and expansive for very small portions. Bad parking.

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vipEricG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited from out of town. Excellent food. We had the Duck Duo. Perfectly cooked, delicious flavor combination - with a subtle sauce based on blueberries. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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vipLMLM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall wonderful and will definitely return. A little on the pricey side

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KatieH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply is my favorite place in Columbia to know I will get an A+ experience. From the staff, to the food, and to the drinks, not once have I had a poor experience here. And to top it off, the amazing Jake Smith is behind the bar making the drinks and changing it up. You can’t go wrong here!

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Kath
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was the best restaurant food I’ve had in a long time. Also important to me was the COVID precaution they were taking.

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Cocktails42
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary there. The staff congratulated us and we had a fantastic dinner.

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RachaelR
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent food as always the famous Bartender was our waiter and he is fantastic. Always a great experience

NC
vipNCMom
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu but the food was very good. They did a very good job managing social distancing, cleaning tables and chairs between patrons and spreading the dining tables far apart. Our server was attentive and helpful.

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FrankW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
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 on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Valnikov
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
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
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual!! Always recommend the French toast !! The okra appetizer was AMAZING, will definitely order again!!

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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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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 2592 OpenTable diners.

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