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Motor Supply Co. Bistro

920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-256-6687
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (79 reviews)
“duck duo” (9 reviews)
“cheese board” (9 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best meals that I have had in a very long time! My flounder was moist and tender and delicious. My friend had the bone in pork chop that was so good that she even savored the bone! We split a beet salad....More

Thank NancyHHI
Reviewed 1 week ago

Also they have one of the most remarkable bartender!!! This restaurant has something for everyone!!!

Thank Dorisaugust15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is great, wonderful service and beautiful building! Great location for business meetings. I highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

Thank monica f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our go to in Columbia for 20 years. Great food. Menu selection smaller than most places, but that is because they use fresh, local ingredients.

Thank Wolfgang1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Sunday brunch there a couple weeks ago again! Nice variety of more breakfast centered items as well as hearty plates with meat and sides not traditionally breakfast. Manager and staff are welcoming and on top of things. This is a consistent experience with something...More

Thank Gamecock0307
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love that the food is fresh and the menu is different daily!! It's a great place to meet up with friends or to have date night with your love!

Thank Lesaz1231
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend this yummy spot - I would describe as casual fine dining. There were people on dates dressed up, more casual families, etc. It seemed to suit both types just fine. Innovative food with emphasis on quality proteins. Quiet but not too quiet, cool...More

Thank NVRam123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is hectic and noisy. Service is sporadic not due to servers but to kitchen. We asked to sit in outer room to get away from bar noise, but it was still hard to hear the person across the table. The food was great and...More

Thank templetongirl
Reviewed 11 October 2017

There is no set menu at Motor Supply Bistro. Their daily menu consists of dishes that can be prepared from the locally resourced groceries they procure on that particular day. Evey dish I have ever had there is awesome. If someone new comes to Columbia,...More

Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My wife wanted to go to this restaurant during the Kentucky game weekend. We were both excited about the farm to table concept. I got the steak which was good but I had better at Ruth Chris, but the Yukon potatoes was amazing. My wife...More

Thank jdjoyner83
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Questions & Answers
Cel c
9 June 2017|
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Response from Patricia L | Reviewed this property |
I would say that it really isn't all that kid friendly...not that they wouldn't allow kids it's just more of an adult place to be honest.
15 April 2017|
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Response from Dennis J | Reviewed this property |
call them.
Bobby P
28 January 2017|
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Response from Nancy H | Reviewed this property |
The prices are moderate to high, worth every penny!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 35
Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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