Motor Supply Company Bistro

4.8
2826 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 Josh Streetman.

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4.8
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LeslieS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant especially for a smallish community. Dining area a little stark like a pub more than nice dining but the little inside with an outside feel was nice. Food was good. Staff was friendly. Wine list could use a boost. Overall we would dine there again.

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TaylorP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as always. We love that the menu is always changing to fit what's available seasonally/locally. Best cocktails in town. Our waitress, Rose, was excellent!

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WilliamN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very expensive but limited food selection. Small portions for the price.

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MarkandZ
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, friendly staff, nice atmosphere and clean.

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Chucktownspoiled
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch

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TWCM
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat in COLA! Dinner was fantastic as it always is. The service was excellent and the food was even better.

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Lovetoeat
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated immediately, the service was wonderful and the food was delicious! Very nice anniversary dinner.

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NancyJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Service was quick and our waitress was friendly. Great experience during a very busy graduation weekend - would definitely recommend!

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vipSarahM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to special occasion. Fantastic wine and cocktail list. Really good service

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Loveroeat1234
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good location for lunch with a varied menu that offers a nice variety.

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SamanthaF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Loved eating here and my family loved it too!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal at Motor Supply!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and tasty food!

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vipJoeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food is overpriced for what you’re getting. The portions are very small but it’s not gourmet enough to compensate for the size. It was serviceable but nothing impressive however my $65 steak was extremely ever cooked.

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NancyO
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a quick lunch and enjoyed the shrimp and grits! I’ll be back for certain!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Columbia. Fresh and distinct.

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vipNicoleY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time in Columbia and at Motor Supply. Delicious meal and wonderful thoughtful service!!! We will be back.

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PaulD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and great ambience. Eddie does a great job

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sharonn
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except the quantity of food. I ordered the eggplant dish and received one small 1/4" slice of eggplant. I went home and ate a bag of popcorn and ice cream after paying $180 to celebrate a special occasion.

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FranA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The duck trio was amazing. Service was great too!

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foodisgood
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food/beverages

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LeighPB
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie our waitress was great

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DeborahS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant, the food and service never disappoint.
My guest had difficulty hearing, but enjoyed the restaurant and meal nonetheless.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menus is still limited compared to prior Covid. Wine selection seems to be smaller. Need to add a Mabac choice

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Menu was VERY limited

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JohnG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We split a bottle of pinot noir, the cheese and pickle plate appetizer and the 20 oz Ribeye steak special with an extra plate of side veggies/potatoes. Everything was fabulous and our server was delightful.

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Aaron
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best resteraunt and drinks in columbia, in my opinion. Perfect staff and atmosphere. Free valet aswell

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DonG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply Company has been an outstanding restaurant for decades, very unique and interesting and excellent menu choices all the time! This most recent visit was no exception… And the service is outstanding too!

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Jacob
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fantastic experience on our anniversary. We expect no less from Motor Supply. Best restaurant in Columbia.

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AaronW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Motor Supply. This was our first brunch in a long time. The food was excellent, service impeccable, and overall a great experience.

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jenniferp
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is a nice place and very good (but salty) food. The cheese board is very modest and there is no bread offered. Our server, unfortunately, made our visit less enjoyable. It seemed like she was in a hurry to get us out of there and rushed us throughout the meal.

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DMom
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friend's birthday and had a delightful evening with excellent food.

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JarvyMoe
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The wind was brushing up a lot of debris into our plates and drinks. The scallops were a little more salty than I felt they should have been. The Farro was a tad bit drt but had a nice flavor. The EVO cake was amazing! The drinks I had were superb and they use very unique liquors.

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DebraH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motor Supply was excellent - food, service, ambience couldn’t have been better, as always. We’ve been dining at Motor Supply for years and are always 100% satisfied with every part of the experience.

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vipLauraW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at brunch and prompt, friendly service. I always enjoy a meal at Motor Supply.

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vipJohn
Charleston
60 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the fried oyster salad for starter. Wife really liked the duck duo, and I sampled it and agree. I had the NC black bass on a bed of fresh veggies...really good.

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Obone
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

circular table was great for family gathering celebrating a birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu is unique and all the food was fantastic. The cocktail menu was great. Service was very good overall. Will definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the second time my girlfriend and I ate here for date night. Excellent service, great wine perfect food! Our favorite place to eat in Columbia

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 4.8 stars by 2826 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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