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Motor Supply Company Bistro

4.6
1783 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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
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Phone number
(803) 256-6687
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Wesley Fulmer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park and Lincoln Sts.
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Parking details
Free valet parking Tuesday-Saturday evenings and Tuesday-Friday at lunch. Parking lot with ~20 spaces. Easily accessible street parking.
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Public transit
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.
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Entertainment
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
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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.
Additional
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
What 1783 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Motor Supply use to be a very good restaurant. I think the food and service is terrible now.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, drinks and service!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Wonderful service and delicious food however we were told we would be out for theater time. We were not served until five minutes before we needed to leave. A 35 minute wait after we ordered.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

I have been to MS many times and will continue to go and my group had a great time. However, the food was average and not up to what I have experienced In the past. Not sure what was going on that night.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was delicious and our server was attentive. It was a lovely meal before the theatre and for celebrating my husband's birthday.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The food is always delicious here but Tuesday night seemed especially wonderful! Our table had the strawberry sald, quail & waffle app, cauliflower steak, coulotte steak, cheese board, and peanut butter/chocolate dessert..........every single item was oustanding!! Our server was awesome and she made sure everything flowed well so we could get to the theater on time.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our meal was terrific. Each dish including appetizers was great. Loved the mussels and the shrimp and grits. The staff was friendly from the hostesses to the servers. Wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Fabulous as always. My favorite in Columbia. I am always proud to take guests because I can trust the quality of the food and service. My friends were wowed

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always unique and excellent food with perfect service. Plus, they make their own dessert. None of that slicing cheesecake from the grocery store. Finally, great beer menu! Everything they do here is the real deal. This is truly one of Columbia’s best restaurants. It’s a must if you’re passing through. You won’t be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Prices were very high for what we got. Don’t mind paying for good food though. The flat iron steak was tough, but you did comp the meal, so that’s great customer service. This was our 2nd experience there. The first one a year ago was much better. Treated special for birthday’s so that was good ... thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

loved it - meal perfect - service was great. hadn't been in a while but was happy to see they still provide great food & service

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our son goes to USC and we love visiting this restaurant when we visit him. This was our first time for brunch and it was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Good food- well prepared, tasty. Wine prices reasonable with excellent selection. Enjoyable evening!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent service. Very pleasant meal and atmosphere. The swordfish and cheesecake were worth the trip. We can't wait to come back!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food and service are OUTSTANDING! Everyone in our party of four loved the meal and service. The manager needs to be a little friendlier. One of top restaurants in Columbia.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The service staff was very friendly. The food is very flavorful. You can tell the chef and staff put a great deal of passion in every dish

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great service and great food. One of the top four restaurants in Columbia.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The meal was excellent. My only complaint is that our bottle of wine was full of sediment. It ruined the last two glasses.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Josh is such a great bartender, his drinks are fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Scrumptious! Every sip and bite.
Kyle gave us exceptional service.
Fantastic dining experience!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This was a dinner with relatives from Boston, MA. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. In fact, our plates were clean when we finished eating. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Even with reservation made weeks in advance for an early table, they wantedto place us by the door with other open tables. Taste of food NOT worth the prices. Everyone at table said they had better at other restaurants for a fraction of the price.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Every time I go to Motor Supply, they never disappoint! The food is always phenomenal and the service is some of the best in Columbia.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Bad food, no bread or side salad, portion small, was hungry an hour later, not offered dessert

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Was disappointed in the quality of the food, was high priced, small portion, expected better. Would not go back

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Motor Supply is the culinary gift that keeps on giving in Columbia. A delicious menu served by people who are equally passionate about food and making sure your dining experience is one to return for again and again and again...and we do!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

10 year anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Wonderful food and service

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Enjoyable experience knowledgeabke staff

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Tried out for brunch, was not disappointed! Food is always excellent at Motor Supply.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dinner was amazing

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dinner was, as always, delicious!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Traveling through and wanted a nice dinner. Staff was lovely, food was SO yummy. Only negative was our table was a little close to the hostess stand so there was a lot of coming and going and we couldn’t see the rest of the restaurant. Other than that we enjoyed our evening immensely!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Pre-dinner drinks with Josh were superb! The meal was great and Stephanie was great!! Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We traveled from Augusta, Georgia to join family traveling from Charlotte, North Carolina for a birthday celebration. I had lunch year last year and really loved it. So I recommended it to the group. I was a little surprised by the price of the menu for dinner. I just felt like since this is more of a casual dining place that the price didn’t reflect that . Entrées should’ve been about 4.00/5:00 dollars less in my opinion. And I’ve owned two restaurants and now have a catering business... so I think I kind a know when I’m talking about when it comes to food pricing . That said, we all really enjoyed ourselves!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I was a little disappointed… We been wanting to dine there for sometime and all three of us were not real happy with our food it was OK but it wasn’t great. My husband and I both agreed that we probably will not go back.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Extremely pleasant dining in Columbia. Fun atmosphere, very interesting menu and deep wine list with very reasonably priced bottles. Service could not have been better.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The trout dish with black-eye pea relish, squash, zucchini and tomatoes was phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Birthday dinner for my mom- service and food were both outstanding. This is the new birthday spot!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was my first time and it exceeded expectations. Stephanie our waitress was amazing and I cannot say enough about the food!

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