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.
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
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.
Very good service from our server, soup ...
Very good service from our server, soup & entree prepared very well, kitchen is slow (I compared time it took to bring our food compared with other tables), dessert good - nothing very spectacular. Attending manager checked on other tables except our table (though he made contact/seemed bias). We're fine dining enthusiast, and will not return.
This restaurant definitely lived up to t ...
This restaurant definitely lived up to the wonderful reviews it has received. Potato leek soup and crispy oyster salad were great starters and the blackened red fish and duck duo were fabulous entrees. Cannot wait to go back and would order the same things if available although we may need two of the oyster salads as it was that good!
Had an excellent and enjoyable meal duri ...
Had an excellent and enjoyable meal during an overnight stop in Columbia on November 13. Variety, quality, local sourcing of menu items was great as was the food preparation, flavor, service and ambiance. I will be back.
We eat at Motor Supply almost every time ...
We eat at Motor Supply almost every time we are in Columbia. The staff is always attentive and friendly and the food is excellent. There is just enough activity in the restaurant to keep the atmosphere lively but not to loud. You will not be disappointed! RK
Scallops were perfect. Duck was perfect. ...
Scallops were perfect. Duck was perfect. Shrimp was perfect. Steak was chewy and disappointing. Daughter didn't finish the steak. Took it home for the dogs. First time that a vist here was disappointing got one of us.
I live in NYC and treat my parents to di ...
I live in NYC and treat my parents to dinner here on special occasions when I cannot be present - they have been very well accommodated every time! They tell me of the outstanding service and the best meals they've ever had. I also have always loved this restaurant when I lived/visit Columbia. You can never go wrong!
The local ingredients highlighted a dive ...
The local ingredients highlighted a diverse and lively menu that changes each day. A deep, yet approachable, wine list complements the ever changing cocktail and beer list. Our server was knowledge about all things MSC. We had high expectations based on our previous experience and we were not let down.
We visited Motor Supply Co Bistro last y ...
We visited Motor Supply Co Bistro last year and were very pleased. So when we were stopping in Columbia we decided to return. I am VERY glad we did. I had two first courses rather than an entree and both were fabulous. I don't think I have ever had better fried oysters. They were served with a lightly dressed Brussels sprout slaw which was a perfect accompaniment. The next course was seared scallops on butternut squash purée with peas and fried onions. My only regret was that this wasn't an entree. I would have loved a bit more. My husband enjoyed a kale salad followed by steak, mashed potatoes and "short beans" (known to us as green beans). His meal was also excellent. The service was prompt and friendly. We highly recommend Motor Supply Co. and hope to return. We definitely will if we find ourselves in Columbia again.
This restaurant is amazing! We were vi ...
This restaurant is amazing! We were visiting my daughter at USC . We all ordered steak
Dishes and they were delicious! Oysters were tasty. Great wine list and service was outstanding ! Looking forward to our next trip back!
This was my first time here and will pro ...
This was my first time here and will probably not be back. The room was cramped and extremely loud. Also the food quality was unexpectedly poor in comparison with the price. My wife ordered the C.A.B. steak mid-rare and she couldn't even finish it was so under-cooked. Bar service was quick and our server was unremarkable.
This was our 4th visit to this restauran ...
This was our 4th visit to this restaurant and each time it has been excellent. This visit was during restaurant week and we had an appetizer, entree and dessert for $40 each. All three courses were wonderful. It was well worth the money and exceeded our expectations. Service as always was outstanding. We really enjoy their changing menu and can truthfully say we have never been disappointed.
Always a great place to take my USC coll ...
Always a great place to take my USC college daughter out to dinner when visiting. Food is consistently good with a changing menu. Creative and locally sourced. Nice atmosphere. This time we came during restaurant week and had three courses which included dessert. All was good.
The service here is always over-the-top ...
The service here is always over-the-top and super friendly. I had eaten here last year on a visit to Columbia definitely felt like the menu was a little bit better but the food is still great. Would definitely go back it is a fresh menu and always interesting. If you do not like loud and tight seating I would definitely not go there. But I enjoy the upbeat atmosphere
The service was excellent; the food was ...
The service was excellent; the food was superb! We asked to move to another table because the lady behind me was wearing a strong perfume, and I did not want for the food to be spoiled by that smell. The waiter, Kyle, graciously helped us with the seating arrangments. Great experience!
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