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Motor Supply Co. Bistro

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920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128 (Park and Lincoln Sts.)
+1 803-256-6687
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was a truly unexpected surprise. Whereas some restaurants live off their marketing, the Motor Supply Company delivers on the promise of locally sourced, high-quality products that are expertly prepared. The bar drinks were top notched (Josh the bartender deserves special recognition), the appetizers were amazing, the entrees were perfectly cooked (we had a swordfish dish and a fish... More 

Thank Elisa D
Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sunday brunch is terrific and they have the best meatloaf that I have ever tasted. Makes you want to return every Sunday for brunch. The meals during the week are also great. The only problem is parking is terrib.e. A. Little lot but if you get lucky they have valet parking

Thank Gerald C
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Locals favorite but a great discovery for the new guys in town! New in town people will find a great laid back environment with great service, great food, and surrounded by cool people!

Thank incaresc
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, everything is made fresh with fresh ingredients daily. The menu is hand written. Parking is an issue.

Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love motor supply! I had the smoked salmon board and crab cakes for Sunday brunch and it was perfect. Always a delicious meal and great service.

Thank Bethany J
Chapin, South Carolina
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160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night after a long break we returned try Motor Supply with another couple. It was most worthwhile. Our server Caitlin was very cheery and knowledgeable. Her service was excellent. Our cocktails and wines were timely and perfect. Our soup, salads, and apps were excellent. Our entres were shrimp, the cowboy pork chop, and the special bone in ribeye steaks.... More 

Thank chinhome
Avon, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, drinks, ambiance and service were exceptional! We were visiting from out of state for a destination wedding and were completely satisfied with this cute, homey bistro!

Thank tmanzi0557
Lodi, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch and my wife and daughter also had great desserts. We would go back if we ever get to Columbia again.

Thank Douglas O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My adult son and I were so looking forward to a wonderdul meal...we have heard so much about Motor Suppy Bistro.. Our food was so bland and disapointing... My son had the pork Oso Bucco....it was bland with no seasoning.. I had the flank steak which was tough and completely unsatisfying..

Thank Shari W
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited our daughter Easter weekend. She recommended Motor Supply Co. The place is incredible. Service was top notch -- attentive without being overbearing, and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was out of this world. Fresh, perfectly prepared and oh so tasty! Honestly, the best meal I've had in Columbia. It's pricey, make no mistake, but well worth it. Extensive... More 

Thank iluvsoccer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$35
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
    (Park and Lincoln Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: There are several transit stops throughout the vista and downtown area, one of which is located half a block away from us. Taxis are also readily available.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-256-6687
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, New Southern, French, Italian and Asian cuisine. We are Columbia's foremost "farm to fork" restaurant, working with local, sustainable farms for produce, meats, SC seafood and more. Seafood is caught off of the Carolina coast, and all of our stocks, sauces and desserts are made on site, including our charcuterie, with house-made sausages, bacon, country pate, and rillettes, all the way down to the pickles and mustard. Our early 19th century, solid-oak bar with marble columns, imported from Europe, serves 180+ fine wines (Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, 2006-12), an extensive list of 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?