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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
New menu daily which you can check ahead of time online, fresh local food. We had the steak special, tender, flavorful and the shrimp with grits, also outstanding. Service was top notch and friendly. This was our third time dining here, as we are from out of town, but is a top pick when visiting.
First time at this restaurant. Made last minute reservation on one of the busiest weekend of the year in Columbia. Despite the fact the place was overflowing with diners, the waiter was professional, energetic and entertaining. Took his time to explain everything. The cuisine is very creative and fantastic. The menu changes EVERYDAY. The everything we ordered was fantastic Fantastic use of sauces and rubs. Everything was spectacular.. Six stars out of 5, can't wait to go back.
I took my mom to Motor Supply Company Bistro as nice dinner while she visited during Parents Weekend and we had the most fun night ever! The food was amazing as always and the customer service really added to the overall experience! We will defiantly be coming back again very soon!
We went to Motor Supply for our wedding anniversary. The staff could not have been friendlier! Our waiter was Kyle and he was absolutely fantastic. The food was excellent. I had the filet and I didn’t even need a knife to cut into it because it was so smooth. Overall an excellent experience!!
This is my second time dining at Motor Supply. I am very disappointed with my experience compared with my original visit. I came to celebrate my birthday and was very unhappy with my meal. The seared tuna was overcooked and the sauce had a very odd taste. The duck was over overcooked as well and I was unhappy with the presentation. The waitress never came to check on us after our dishes were served or else I would've complained... especially about the appetizer. I was so unhappy I did not stay to order dessert. I did not expect this, particularly since my first dining experience was so wonderful.
Had an opportunity to bring my customer in who is a long time visitor to the area. Fortunately he'd not been to this restaurant before. I chose It because despite the daily rotation in menu options, there is always a beef choice. And the food is consistently good regardless of the choice. We both ended up getting the New York Strip (served on Wednesday night in this case). I changed my sides up which the restaurant generously accepted me doing.
My customer finished his meal in minutes and the note to a really good meal, for me, is that talking sort of ceases. It did for my customer. For my part, my steak was perfectly cooked and had well balanced seasoning. And my vegetable options, the braised greens and sweet potato hash paired well with the Tbone.
The wine selection was excellent and the ambiance, busyness of the restaurant worked well and allowed us to kick back and just relax after a fairly eventful day at work.
I've been to Motor Supply numerous times over the years but have never posted a review. If you have an opportunity treat yourself and someone else to the experience.
As usual at Motor Supply the food was incredible: eclectic, fresh, and beautifully presented. Waiter was professional but also cordial. We only get to enjoy this restaurant once or twice a year when visiting Columbia and look forward to it as a special treat.
Service and staff was excellent! Food was very good but arrive to table cold. Not worth sending back but definitely made an impact on our perception. We enjoyed our meal, the food was otherwise good, presentation was beautiful and I cannot say enough about our server. She recommended cocktails based on our personal liquor preferences and was spot on with her timing during our meal. The crowd was energetic and fun with a higher-end vibe that made the evening feel a little more special than a casual atmosphere.
We will be back and hope our food will arrive good and warm next time ;)
First time going to Motor Supply Company Bistro for our anniversary dinner. 10/10 would recommend. Wine and cocktail selection was robust. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the selection and helped us select a bottle of wine. The entree portions were healthy. My steak and my date's salmon were cooked perfectly. The cheesecake we ordered for dessert was delicious. The service was spectacular and the ambiance was exceptional. The dinner was 100% worth the price.
Out of the three dishes my table ordered, three were beyond outstanding. This restaurant made everyone at my table say this is the best "dish name" I have ever had. And it was true for all of them. Overall this restaurant deserves the title Best in Columbia!
This is a moderate sized venue with great seasonal, local food. Everything included in our selections were fresh, wonderful, and tasty. The wait staff have years of experience of interpreting a menu that changes daily, based on the fresh availability. The bar does well with cocktails. This experience requires repeated visits.
Awesome Menu and exceptional service even on a very busy Saturday night! Stephanie was an expert and helped make a great night out / Anniversary dinner with my Wife even better. We were looking for a nice place with great food and drinks but not too formal. Motor Supply Co was a perfect match from the Free Valet to the amazing food, service and great bar tender. Thank you!
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