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 were visiting from out of town and we ...
We were visiting from out of town and we were lucky enough to choose Motor Supply Co. Based on the name, I wasn't expecting much, but oh, the food, glorious food! It has a wonderful menu - local, seasonal, fresh. They do a few things very well - you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. It was restaurant week and for $40, I choose a 3 course dinner. Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. I would go back again, but I live in Virginia!
While the overall food and service was g ...
While the overall food and service was good, my family is still in shock that a restaurant in the capital of South Carolina doesn't serve sweet tea. Given the price point, I would have liked to have seen more attention given to our table and to my uneaten kale and beet salad, which was short on both beets and dressing. It was basically 3 or 4 whole, undressed kale leaves in a bowl for $13. Entrees, however, made up for our disappointment with the starter. There are just too many great places to eat in Columbia for me to take my family back here.
Exceptional service....love the ballet p ...
Exceptional service....love the ballet parking....the Snapper (fish) was a little overcooked vs soft and flakey...however, it was my first time having it and I will request it that way next time....overall a great place for a date and special occasions.
The food was delicious and I was impress ...
The food was delicious and I was impressed that the chef was so accommodating for the Celiac (gluten-free) diner in our party. Our server was very understanding about it and quite knowledgeable as well. We went during restaurant week, and everything from the apps to the dessert was great, especially the crispy duck. I recommend this place.
I travel a lot for work. I love one off ...
I travel a lot for work. I love one off and unique restaurants. MSCB was recommended to me a few month ago and Ive been eager to try it ever since. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and were seated right away. Bread and drinks came out quickly. I loved the chimichurri style dipping sauce. The fried oysters were the best Ive had. Not overcooked but with crispy breading.
I ordered the bone in pork chop with pureed radish and greens. Chop was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. Carrot cake for dessert, not overly sweet but the perfect ending. Service was on point and price was very fair. Ill be back next year!
Our favorite place in Columbia, SC. The ...
Our favorite place in Columbia, SC. The food is terrific but be aware the menu changes nightly. There's something for everyone, meat, seafood and vegetarian and the wine list is something to see. Interesting decor. Reservations a must but well worth it
Motor Supply is my wife's favorite place ...
Motor Supply is my wife's favorite place to eat and we went there for her birthday. Service was a little slow however the place was busy. For a nice place in the south and not having sweet tea was very disappointing. We ordered the cheese board and it was great! The tomato jelly was delicious. My wife ordered the Swordfish and it was cooked perfectly. The sides and garnish was lacking. The radishes where very bland and had no taste. I had ordered the flat iron steak which was cooked perfectly as well. It was seasoned nicely and tasted great. The garnish was lacking again and very poorly designed. Fingerling potato's had no flavor and no seasoning. Also had 5, that's right 5 green beans that slightly under cooked but seasoned nicely.
I think the price of the meal was high for what was served. Overall it was not horrible and will continue to be a patron.
I surprised my wife for her birthday. We ...
I surprised my wife for her birthday. We were seated on the patio, which appeared to be a romantic setting and it otherwise would have been had it not been for the draft of cold air coming in from the closed windows. The waiter said that someone would be coming soon to work on the windows. It was a chilly evening! The food was great! I had never been here before and the idea of the ever-changing menu was awesome. I had the swordfish and my wife had the pork chop. The pork chop came out too pink and it was quickly taken back to the kitchen. I was almost done with my food when the pork chop finally came back out. Definitely not ideal, but altogether a good meal. Hopefully the drafty windows will be corrected soon!
Motor Supply has been a Columbia favorit ...
Motor Supply has been a Columbia favorite for years now. It's due to the outstanding food and service offered at all times. The Brunch menu is excellent and the dinner selections have something for everyone.
The cocktails are absolutely the best in town!!
I would have given it 5 stars on ambiance were it not for the noise level.
It was a very pleasant experience as thi ...
It was a very pleasant experience as this was the first time several in our group have visited Motor Supply. We were a bit disappointed that we were located right next to the entry and that the steaks were mixed up. 4 steaks were ordered - Rare went to the medium cooked and medium rare went to the medium, etc.
Otherwise, excellent food, great ambiance and will refer others to visit.
My husband loved his pork chop, which he ...
My husband loved his pork chop, which he often chooses at this restaurant. The salad and cheese plate were also very good, as was my wine. However, the fish of the day (cobia) I ordered was, at best, unremarkable.
We had such an enjoyable evening. Deligh ...
We had such an enjoyable evening. Delightful service and excellent food. Very knowledgeable waiter introduced us to an untried wine that was a perfect recommendation for our food. The boudin was spectacular. Duck and ribeye were just to our taste. A real pleasure to dine here.
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