Motor Supply Company Bistro

4.7
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2619 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
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelL
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal, outstanding service. My favorite place in Columbia.

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Golfer123
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was wonderful. However the service was very slow. It took an incredibly long time (over 25 minutes)between courses with no contact from the waitress. She was very pleasant when we saw her. She may just have had too many tables, but for the price of the meal($46 for a small strip steak) service could have been better

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Jane
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was amazing!! The service impeccable! My sister and I had a great time. And did I mention the food was amazing!! Can’t wait to return!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overl all good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for an evening out with friends. Easy conversation as noise was minimal. Great menu and jot too many choices. Staff was fantastic and timing of food spot on.

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Madison
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Motor Supply after hearing great things for years. We were there for our second anniversary and sat on the patio. The cheese and pickle board was a great starter. We loved our duck and filet special entrees. The Lucky By Proxy cocktail was fantastic. Our server Alice was very kind and gave great service. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a good night, perfect service and delicious food and drinks.

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karync
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughters birthday! The food and drinks were great! Would definately come back.

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JoshM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place for brunch in Columbia, South Carolina!

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HollyE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It would have been 5 overall but I was freezing the whole time even with a jacket on. The air was blowing right on me and they had the ceiling fans going even though it was quite cool outside.

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vipJames
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. Salad with fried oysters was outstanding. Quail appetizer was so good that I got two and that became my entre.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alice, was excellent 👍
Very pleasant dining experience!

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BertL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply is hands down the best fine dining restaurant in Columbia- as it has been for many years.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply has been my favorite place for a perfect meal for over 25 years. Love the art, simple foid presentation and food combinations Farm to table at its best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They helped me pull off my proposal! Amazing experience and fantastic dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I were escorted to the bar to wait per our request. We were greeted, served and entertained by the bar staff. When seated we were promptly greeted by our sever. Service and dinner were excellent.

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RussM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience and we loved it!! Parking was simple and food was great.

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Thejimallred
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday!

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AnnB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. MSC may cost more that other options, but it's worth every penny!!!

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MarkS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Our first experience at Motor Supply and the food was simply outstanding. Our waiter was excellent and we will dine here again. Our only complaint is coming on a Saturday evening and the valet would not take our car because the lot was full I guess. It took me an additional 30 minutes to find a spot several blocks away while my wife waited inside for me. It was our anniversary so that took a little wind out of our sails. Weekends might not be your best bet if you need parking upon arrival for your reservation.

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MikeG
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Motor Supply is always excellent! Wait and bar staff do a fabulous job at serving their customers.

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vipKelllieBMD
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PreGame dinner with family!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food!

DH
DebraH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply is outstanding every time I dine there! The menu, atmosphere, quality of food and preparation are all unrivaled in Columbia! I was there for lunch on Friday, Sept 25 with 2 friends and they felt the same about their experience! We can’t wait to return!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
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 on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
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 on September 18, 2020
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 on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best first date ever. Food and atmosphere were wonderful.

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vipWelltraveledfoodie
Charleston
131 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply is our go to spot when in Columbia. Love the fresh selection of entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but very good. Locally sourced food. IMO you get a lot more bang for your buck with a brunch vs a dinner. Nonetheless, anything we have tried has been 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.

OT
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.

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 2619 OpenTable diners.

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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