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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
I travel to Columbia frequently for work and Motor Supply Co. is my favorite restaurant in Columbia. I love that their food is fresh and local and their menu changes daily. I've always had great service and an excellent dining experience every time I've come. I highly recommend!
Must confess that I love Motor Supply but I don't get there as often as I would like. Eddie does a wonderful job and keeps this a special place. We had a great evening and an excellent waitress. Amazing bartender (Jason?) so great cocktails. Wine list very nice. All in all I'm going to make more of an effort to dine at Motor Supply in the future.
We love the atmosphere and the local farm to table daily changing menu. 2 of us at the table ordered a mojito and it was one of the best I have had outside of the Caribbean. I am gluten free and they are very accommodating. As always, the service was wonderful!
We stopped by Motor Supply on a Sunday evening for an early supper after an afternoon event in the hot sun. Sunday options are limited, so we were glad to know MS was serving. The Sunday menu also is not as extensive as the regular week night, so we started our meal with a great cocktail - -a blood orange margarita-- that was both original and deliciously refreshing. We were among the first diners, so the porch was available and very quiet. The charcuterie board was a nice beginning to the meal with a lovely duck pate' and a variety of other cold cuts. The steaks we ordered were perfectly cooked and very tasty. The wine list is adequate, with several reasonable choices and a variety of more expensive vintages, but not intimidating. Service was very attentive and efficient. Motor Supply is one of our favorite Columbia restaurants and it has always provided very good meals. It gets very busy during the week, so call for reservations to avoid a wait.
This is the fourth year we have dined at Motor Supply Company Bistro on our annual Masters trip. The food is consistently excellent with great menu items and terrific specials. The service was outstanding as usual. They even know what "NFL" means when ordering a cocktail!
Outstanding meal! My steak was among the best I have ever eaten... so flavorful, tender and cooked perfectly. It was served over some of the creamiest mashed potatoes I've eaten and the spinach was good (even for a non-spinach guy!). My wife's shrimp and stone ground grits were also flavorful and fresh. Love the locally sourced fresh food; and the staff is great. It is a little pricey, but well worth every once in a while.
We're frequent locals. Motor Supply has been a favorite of ours for over 25 years in Columbia. Our last trip was especially good as we could share the mix of locals with visitors for the Masters Tournament. I would give it five stars for Columbia; it is one of the best of the best, but I'll reserve that last star for true five star restaurants.
You can never go wrong with Motor Supply! From complimentary valet parking, a unique and different menu at each visit, and the knowledge and friendly staff, this place is a gem! The food is truly superb. I always look forward to an excuse to dine at Motor Supply!
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