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About Motor Supply Company Bistro
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.
Columbia, SC 29201
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Friday-Saturday, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday, 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Brunch: Sunday, 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Park and Lincoln Sts.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia Museum of Art, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center; local bars, clubs and nightlife; several hotels and shopping venues all within walking distance in the Vista
Free valet parking Tuesday-Saturday evenings and Tuesday-Friday at lunch. Parking lot with ~20 spaces. Easily accessible street parking.
There are several public transit stops throughout the Columbia, SC downtown area, one of which is located a half-block from Motor Supply Co. Bistro. During the evenings, especially on weekends, taxis are readily available throughout the Vista.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host a biannual farm-to-table celebration to give back to our local, sustainable farming partners called Harvest Week. For details about the next Harvest Week, visit http://www.motorsupplycobistro.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Motor Supply Company Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We celebrated a milestone birthday tonight and had a terrific experience ! The staff is outstanding: bartenders are attentive and crafty; the wait staff was constantly swarming in a nice way; and our waiter, Daniel, should be up for a local award. The menu was seasonal with a lot of variety. We each had different entrees and were all thrilled with our decisions.
MSC, we will be sure to return on our next visit to Columbia! Thank You!
Interesting menu. Good location. Valet parking was a pleasant surprise. Food was good, but very average, not 5 stars to justify price. Food was too salty, in all fairness I am a low salt person. Service was functional. Will try the other "places to go in Columbia" before thinking about returning.
All-in-all it was a good time with family. 4 of the 5 of us were very satisfy with our meals. But I have to say that my meal was definitely not very good. I ordered the pork chop meal and the waitress was very good to let me know that instead of the 10oz pork chop they would be substituting 2- 5oz chops, which was fine with me. However, both chops were very dry and tasteless and the mushroom porridge was very odd, texture was weird and it was also very bland. I didn't want to complain to the waitress because everyone else truly enjoyed their meals but I definitely would NOT order the pork chops if I dine there again!....oh, and VERY pricey! About $28- $30 per plate
This was the 3rd year my husband and I have celebrated NYE at Motor Supply. We have also been on a number of other occasions, including my most recent (excellent) experience treating two of my employees for lunch. Last night, though, was a major disappointment for the first time ever. From the moment our waiter approached the table asking if he could “get us some drinks” (a greeting do not ever expect at a fine dining establishment) to the half hearted service he gave us compared to other guests around us, to the temperature of the food (even after sending it back -(for the first time ever at Motor Supply), the experience was unfavorable. The lobster was cold - even after sending it back, and the starch was returned luke warm. Prior to last night, Motor Supply was my favorite restaurant restaurant in Columbia. I had never had a bad experience there. Every waiter has approached our table asking if it was our first time visiting, explaining some features from the menu, making recommendations, etc. The food has ALWAYS been excellent and the service has been the same. I will not go as far as to say that the restaurant is bad, but I will say that one waiter who seemed to treat my husband and me as guests who were less than worthy of the service of the others he served made for a less than stellar experience. Still, we tipped him 20% because I understand many restaurant workers’ livelihoods are dependent upon tips. I hope our act of generosity in spite of our experience sent a message about kindness.
As usual everything was great! We had to wait a little because of the wheelchair but once the staff understood our ease in getting around, we were seated immediately. The menu selection varied nicely to serve different likes. According to everyone at our table each entree was wonderful.
Great location in downtown Columbia and terrific food. The menu at Motor Supply Co. Bistro changes on a nightly basis and the food quality was superb and the service by the restaurant staff was excellent. The tables in this restaurant are a bit too close to one another and it made for a somewhat uncomfortable seating arrangement with the table next to our table on both sides. Highly recommended for visitors to Columbia- SC to visit and to enjoy this restaurant.
Never disappointed here, again, with out of town guests and last minute reservations everything was perfect. Very busy for a Thursday evening; however, service and food were excellent; it is our favorite restaurant to take guests and to go ourselves;
we always receive a Christmas gift certificate each year
as a present from family members as we request every year. Valet parking is a plus with excellent and polite attendant.
This has to be one of the finest restaurants in the Columbia area. From the hostess, the wait staff, and to the chefs everyone is very friendly. That’s a great starting point is their wonderful attitude. But that’s the beginning of a wonderful evening. The food is exquisitely prepared. The cocktails, beer and wine lists are impressive. Definitely will be back every time I’m in Columbia.
I am so mortified I didn't get our server's name. He was excellent and we tipped him for it, but I wish I could shout out to him right here. Every evening ought to be like this one. We were just a couple of friends/colleagues getting together. He met our every need, backed off when he noticed us in intent conversation, but came back immediately when we weren't. He was just the kind of attentive service you always hope you will get. Kudos to the establishment for a wonderful meal (the mussels were devine), but the entrees were too. Great time. I really enjoyed this.
Meh. For the price, I expect much more. The service was slow, and when the food finally came out it was cold. Also, the menu changes daily (which can be a neat thing), but out waitress wasn't up to speed on the food or what was being offered. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is nice for a date, fun business meal, or just a night on the town.
My Wife and I came here for our 1 year Anniversary and I was not disappointed. Not even once. The Champaign we selected tasted amazing and the pork chops where perfectly seasoned and cooked with some nicely seasoned greens around it. This place was amazing and we even told the owner it was before we departed and the waiter was excellent as well.
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