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, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Food was just meh. Worst bread I've ever ...
Food was just meh. Worst bread I've ever been presented at a table. No salt or pepper at table and none offered. No butter just oily dip for rock hard bread. Wasn't super busy and service not really attentive. Steak undercooked and poorly presented. I don't understand this lack of effort at this price point. Much to improve on.
We had a lot of friends recommend that w ...
We had a lot of friends recommend that we try Motor Supply Company, but overall I don't think I would go again for the price. If you are really into food, then it is worth it, but for two entrees, two drinks, and a 20% tip, it was a little under $100. The food was tasty and well-done, and it is a very casual dining environment (waitress had on a black tank top). Some people are dressed up, but shorts and a nice t-shirt fit in just fine. We sat on the enclosed patio, and it was nice! Overall it is great for certain types of people, maybe just not us! We are used to shelling out money for dinners every once in a while, but to us it just wasn't worth it. Also, if you need glasses to read, BRING THEM! I am 22 and could barely read the menu. They hand write it (pretty sure its girly writing), and it is very smushed together and difficult to read. One other thing, THEY DON'T HAVE SWEET TEA! That's common at expensive restaurants, but I wouldn't have gone had I known that. I love sweet tea!
Wonderful meal! Great fresh seasonal se ...
Wonderful meal! Great fresh seasonal selections and changing menu.
Excellent!!!! Ihaveneverhadabadmealorbed ...
Delicious dinner. Flat iron steak was b ...
Delicious dinner. Flat iron steak was booked to perfection and so tender. Wreckfish was fantastic too.
Motor Supply always delivers an excellen ...
Motor Supply always delivers an excellent meal with good service. We went for my husband's birthday which I had noted on the reservation. The server was aware and told him Happy Birthday! They gave him a complimentary dessert as well which was a nice touch. He tried the Catch of the Day, wreck fish. That is a rather thick fish but it was perfectly prepared. I had the Duck which had sweet potatoes, collards and a berry sauce. It was the perfect sweet, salty. sour combination to go with the duck. The server was attentive without interrupting our dinner every 5 minutes as some do. Very enjoyable evening.
Perfect experience! The food was incred ...
Perfect experience! The food was incredible. We started with an Artisan cheese board paired with a tomato jam that was out of this world! My husband had the bone in pork chop that was thick but juicy and very flavorful. I had the coulotte steak with an amazing demi glace. Our server Adam was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and made a wine suggestion that complimented our meal perfectly! I would recommend Motor Supply without hesitation!
it's good food
it's good food
Fathers Day brunch with a party of five. ...
Fathers Day brunch with a party of five. Great selections on the menu but would have liked another more kid-friendly options. Service was perfectly attentive and answered numerous questions. Quiche of the day was outstanding and meat-free. We will be back.
Motor Supply continues to be one of the ...
Motor Supply continues to be one of the best restaurants in Columbia. The appetizer and salad prices tend to run higher than those at comparable Columbia restaurants, which is surpising at an establishment with such a good wine list. This visit the restaurant was even more celiac-friendly than they had been in the past. Yummy local food but still down to earth.
The food was cooked and presented beauti ...
The food was cooked and presented beautifully. Hostess was not the friendliest, but the waiter was wonderful.
Great Food and a Great Bartender in Josh ...
Great Food and a Great Bartender in Josh we have always enjoyed our time here
Love the food, love the service, love th ...
Love the food, love the service, love the atmosphere. My only complaint is that the handwriting on the menu's is so very illegible. It makes me wish you had someone on staff who would copy over the chef's notes in a more readable hand before you photocopy it. Many of the women in our group - particularly those who use reading glasses - had a very difficult time reading the menu.
I can't say enough good things about Mot ...
I can't say enough good things about Motor Supply. It is my favorite Restaurant in Columbia. The menu continues to surprise me. The recent trip was to enjoy the farm to table week. Rabbit is not my usual choice but it surpassed any I have had. I recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
Excellent food, tremendous knowledgeable waitress
Best meal I have ever had in Columbia, S.C. Four people in our group and everyone ordered a different entree. All raved about their food and not a scrap left. The desserts were also wonderful.
Excellent food and servers!!!
Excellent food and servers!!!
This was my first time eating at this restaurant and everything from the atmosphere to the food and drinks was very good; except the service dropped off a little after our food order was placed. It took almost 30 minutes to receive our meal and noticed that a table that was seated 10-15 minutes after us received their food before us. Other than that, this dining experience was very good.
This was a fantastic meal - the menu was inventive and we enjoyed a number of great things and the cocktails were unique!
Excellent in all respects
My wife & I returned for the first time in a couple of years. The food was wonderful, with excellent service . Valet parking really helps when arriving. The wine list is excellent & this is among the top 5 restaurants in Columbia. We will definitely return.
Excellent place for dinner. It was our f ...
Excellent place for dinner. It was our first time here but NOT our last. Our server Chuck was the best. Very informative on any menu item. We had an early reservation and had time to chat with Chuck. It was fun hearing the history of Motor Supply Company. I don't think there would be a bad item on the menu. I had a steak that was super tender and my husband's duck was out of this world. If you are looking for a fantastic dinner go here.
Met a friend for dinner. From hostess to ...
Met a friend for dinner. From hostess to bill pay, everything was wonderful. Chef Wes and his team are amazing.
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Great local fare, love that the menu morphs daily!!
Our "new" old favorite!
We had always enjoyed Motor Supply but hadn't been for several years since moving. We recently decided to make the trek into town for brunch there and were blown away! The uniquely delicious creations with fresh local fare are a rare find in Columbia The food is always fresh, the service is spot on and delivery of food is very fast especially since it is made fresh to order. Everything is scrumptious but we especially enjoyed some of the cocktails made with house infused liquors and syrups. We highly recommend Motor Supply for an upscale but relaxed dining experience in the Columbia area and will try to make a weekly visit for our culinary treat!
Food unique/tasty. Great wine rec.
This was one of my first nights here in Columbia. As a solo diner, I felt welcomed and relaxed. Thank you.
This restaurant was fantastic. The menu was just the right size. The food was perfect. The service was impeccable. We ate here for my wife's birthday. The price is about what you expect to pay for a quality dining experience. It is not cheap, but you do get what you pay for.
Waitress Katelyn was exceptional in her ...
Waitress Katelyn was exceptional in her service! She was willing to turn down the music that was already low for my blind/ half deaf mother My Gimlet was perfect Wine was divine Trout was incredible Salad was perfectly fresh
Service was good, seating wasn't ideal a ...
Service was good, seating wasn't ideal at all. Valet guys are great. Shrimp dish could've had more flavor according to my wife. My duck was great. Overall nice place to eat, it was a good experience.
My wife and I went to Motor Supply for dinner. The food and service were outstanding. The restaurant is pricey, but the food is totally worth it.
Service was great, and food is just outstanding. Selection good too. Menu changes daily, determined by what can be purchased locally. Presentation is wonderful! I think this may have become my favorite restaurant in Columbia. Chef is relatively new and has certainly made a difference. Was always a very good restaurant, but is now a great one.
Great menu that's new daily. Creative pa ...
Great menu that's new daily. Creative pairings and great in-house ginger beer for their Moscow mules.
Everything was cooked perfectly. I could ...
Everything was cooked perfectly. I couldn't be happier. The menu was unique and very well put together. The flavor combinations were spot on from the walnut old fashioned to the dickle of ribeye and the sword fish
Every time I go here, it is always a gre ...
Every time I go here, it is always a great time and never disappoints. Great spot for a nice dinner in Cola.
The food was great as well as service, m ...
The food was great as well as service, menu is a little pricy thus why we only go there on special occassions
Awesome experience. The food wasto die f ...
Awesome experience. The food wasto die for, it melted in my mouth. The service was great. The atmosphere was relaxed. I can'twait to back again.
Brunch was delicious. Made a reservation ...
Brunch was delicious. Made a reservation via open table and glad we did since there was a long line for those who didn't. Crab cakes were delicious and so were the bloody Mary's!
Me and my boyfriend booked a table for p ...
Me and my boyfriend booked a table for prom. The food was delicious. Their sauce for flat steak and CAB (coulotte steak) was amazing it was tangy but sweet which was matches the mini potatoes that went along with the dish. The Peanut butter chocolate Oreo crusted pie was to die for. The waitress was very nice and helpful. My boyfriend and I definitely will be coming back soon.
Best eatery in Columbia SC. Food was farm to table and was just amazingly fresh and great taste. Service was great and the ambiance was great. Great place for a special occasion or a night for a romantic dinner for two.
Best restaurant in Columbia sc
Our meal was exquisite. All fresh ingredients great service and priced right for what you get.
This was a very nice restaurant for our 24th wedding anniversary. The wait staff was courteous and very helpful! The food was astounding and so very tasty. We are able to share a salad and a dessert. I would recommend highly!
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