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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
Friends visiting from Boston, but originally from Paris, said it was the best steak they had ever had. Quite a compliment since they are world travelers. Everything was great except for the table two over from us . The woman was so loud, people were looking over a lot. I think the waitstaff could have gently asked them to tone it down.
Our server was excellent and very patient as we were having a group dinner at which we hadn't been together for quite a while and thus too much talking and not very quick in ordering (& possibly held the table too long - BUT we were NEVER hurried). This was first time dining here for most of us and would recommend for a small gathering (we had 6). The charcuterie board was excellent, and my wife's steak was excellent too - so much so that she ate the entire steak which I have never seen her do before (except for the one bite she gave me...which was excellent). If there was a negative, I would not recommend the "Frogmore Stew", or at least I was not impressed - mine was not replete of sausage but was impressively replete of shrimp - there were a lot more shrimp than I would expect so many people might like that more than the balance between the two that I was expecting. Don't take my earlier comments as a negative, just stating the facts and I WOULD go again, and I would recommend to others.
This restaurant is one of the best I have ever been to and I live in an area with many excellent restaurants. The food is farm to table with fresh local ingredients from nearby farms. The menu changes daily with both seafood and beef choices. I can't wait to go back when we visit Columbia again!
Wonderful anniversary experience. By the time we ordered, the halibut entree had ended and it was replaced with tile fish which was amazing. We also ordered the filet of ribeye and it was outstanding as well. This was our third time at Motor Supply Company and we will return the next time we are in Columbia.
The food was fabulous, very creative, healthy and tasty. The "by the glass" wine list was not equal to the food. The waitress was great, though the kitchen was a little slow. Fortunately, it was worth the wait. Overall, one of the best restaurants I have ever been to.
Usually great experience, but this time disappointed with what arrived on plate v description, undercooked, fatty and lacking flavor, temperature of food and meager portions. I would have complained but due to guests and the occasion was asked not to. I will be back as I am sure this was a one off
Motor Supply has been my favorite Columbia restaurant for at least 25 years. The creative selections provide choices not available anywhere else, and last week, as always, everything was beautifully presented and perfectly scrumptious. Our server made the dining experience even more delightful. My guest from Atlanta has dined in fine restaurants all over the country, and she raved about it all.
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