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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
Came here for a welcome brunch and we were blown away by the service and food. Beautifully displayed meals for brunch, in addition to great wait staff. Our waiter helped narrow down our groups choices with ease and had a sense of great humor. The local artist wall art was beautiful as well. Will be coming back with my husband ASAP!
MSC does it again. When we're looking for a nice date after work takes us away, a birthday, or an anniversary, on the top of our list and in the running is always Motor Supply Co. To put it simply, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Perfect for an intimate meal or a celebration of 6-8. We will surely be back!
Extremely attentive staff we were seated immediately overwhelmed by the gourmet menu everything looked great clams appetizer out rages swordfish main dish Absolutely delicious and the pork chop best I ever had. Where all the text to bulls and meets all local sourced. The menu changes every day and it is hand written. If I lived in Columbia I would eat there four times a week
The restaurant should get five stars for striving to be excellent. Unfortunately, circumstances got in the way. Teams of servers moved quickly during service but often they seemed to have limited training. The ingredients in the interesting dishes were spot on but their presentation suffered somewhat by over preparation. My favorite element of the evening was pork belly. Perfectly prepared.
I have been meaning to get here for some time. I really did like it and will go back. There were 3 of us and the cheese board and salads were top notch. The wreckfish and steak got raves. I had the shrimp and grits which I did like but would not quite say "rave". We also did enjoy the desserts. My only gripe was that it was after we ordered that we heard another server describing specials to their table. We were never informed of any specials. I recognize that mistakes happen, which I why I'll go back, but also why I only gave 4 stars.
My wife and I have been coming to Motor Supply for over 20 years and have never had a dinner that was not excellent! I wish we lived closer so we could go more often. I really like the idea of using local foods for their menu. I highly recommend this restaurant to anybody looking for a special dinner.
While the food was good and the service was excellent, my husband had to send his martini back because it was warm. I had to send my pork chop back because it was raw on the inside. They kindly replaced them and they were good when replaced but offered us no discount nor free dessert and they did not even profusely apologize. It was almost as if it was a normal occurrence.
I chose the restaurant from a review, knowing nothing about Columbia. The name was intriguing, the menu on the website very appealing. Overall it did not disappoint. Great food, well prepared and presented, and a thoughtful lengthy wine list. I don't know when i'd be back in Columbia, but I would sure pick it for another dinner!!
The food was great and our waitress was awesome.
She was very attentive but not overly so. My only complaint would be the noise level. There needs to be something like window treatments or tapestry to absorb the sound. It just bounces off all the wood. Love the wine list. Will return but not for a romantic evening, just for the good food.
I have eaten both lunch and dinner at Motor Supply several times. The food is always presented well. The service is excellent. They use local ingredients from area farms and change their menu according to the availability of local ingredients. I have never been disappointed in a meal. The menu items are always tasty and prepared to perfection.
When we had out of town guests Motor supply was our #1 choice for dinner as are frequent patrons! And as usual it was wonderful with a very knowledgeable waitress and a great menu! We would not of gone anywhere else, our quests loved it and raved about the quality of the food! Perfect as always!
Great food, wonderful place. Good service. The wine I selected was not available and the alternative suggested by the wait staff was more expensive and had too much alcohol. Not a great substitute and did not leave the best taste! Apart from that the place is great and I will likely go again. I enjoy the locally sourced food and the attention to detail from the kitchen. Real flavors.
Was visiting Columbia from out of town for business but my fiance accompanied me on the trip and we had reserved a table here before our trip. This place did not disappoint. Excellent everything. The drinks at the bar were fabulous and the bartended was excellent. Not only was he a great mixologist he also provided excellent service. The food was just as good. And the dessert (which was a take on a "snickers bar" but not a bar) out of this world.
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