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Motor Supply Co. Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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All of our soups, sauces and dressings are made in house with farm-fresh ingredients -- and love.
Cup $3.0
Bowl $5.0
Locally Farmed Beef & Seasonal Vegetable Soup
Creamy Housemade Chicken Salad Plate
with fresh fruit & grilled crostini
Local Blueberry Yogurt
with chopped walnuts
House-Smoked Prime Rib
finished with a rosemary demi glace, and served with Wil-Moore Farms Free Range scrambled eggs and Adluh grits, milled right down the street
Pan Seared Tilapia
topped with a blood orange sweet cherry vinaigrette
Crispy Fried Lowcountry Crab Cakes
topped with whole grain mustard aioli
Sugar Cured Boneless Pork Chops
with a blueberry glaze
Buttermilk Biscuit Plate Smothered In Housemade Sausage Gravy
Breakfast Plate
with bacon, scrambled Wil-Moore Farms eggs & Columbia's own Adluh stone ground grits
Quiche Of Artichoke Hearts, Chives, Provolone & Parmesan
made from scratch here at Motor Supply
Decadent French Toast
with housemade strawberry syrup and powdered sugar
Bagel Sandwich
with Frizzled Taylor ham, scrambled eggs & gouda OR house cured salmon, cream cheese, capers and red onion
Rasher Of Bacon
Roasted Potatoes
Buttermilk Biscuit
Fresh Fruit Side
Everything Bagel
with cream cheese
Fresh Fruit Salad
Odalys Panaderia Fresh Mexican Pastry Basket
Odalys is the best-loved Mexican bakery in the Midlands. Known in the Latin American community as the only bakery that will do!
Columbia's Best Best Bloody Mary
O. C. Bloody Mary
Pomegranate & Prosecco
Housemade White Sangria
Spiked Arnold Palmer
Refills $1.0
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Located in the historic Congaree Vista with a heated patio and free valet parking, Motor Supply has been serving progressive, New World cuisine using classic French culinary techniques for over 20 years. Led by Executive Chef Wesley Fulmer, the kitchen's lunch, dinner and brunch handwritten menus change daily, featuring contemporary New American cuisine, with nods to Creole, Cajun, New Southern, French, Italian and Asian cuisine. We are Columbia's foremost "farm to fork" restaurant, working with local, sustainable farms for produce, meats, SC seafood and more. Seafood is caught off of the Carolina coast, and all of our stocks, sauces and desserts are made on site, including our charcuterie,
US$ 18 - US$ 35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, International
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think the price is too high for the quality of food and service. This used to be a great lunch place . Will not be returning.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ed C
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I spent our anniversary at Motor Supply Co. The atmosphere is very relaxed. It was a special night because we dined there on our first date almost 30 years ago. I must say the restaurant is still as superb as I remember...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank joymccall
Reviewed 5 days ago

This bistro takes locally sourced ingredients and turns what might otherwise be considered bland southern food into culinary gems. Herbs, and sauces are at the core of most dishes but complement rather than overwhelm. Service staff is attentive, and anticipate most customer requests or need....More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch here the other day but I am thinking I perhaps didn’t get the full experience by missing dinner. Food was very fresh but lacked any type of flavor explosion ( was expecting a true foodie experience ). Lack of seasoning was apparent...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go for brunch and if you like crab cakes...then your decision will be easy! These were delicious! It came with cheesy grits that were very tasty. My friends ordered French toast and they deemed them delicious too. The restaurant is small but cozy....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CuppaTea-for-2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Motor Supply has the ambience and setting that fits its name. But the food is not industrial. Its much better. Well prepared and presented, its delicious. Service was very good as well. We enjoyed our dinner there and plan to return

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DavidK278
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the duck duo with fennel sauce and farro. It was truly fantastic! I love duck but it can be ruined in seconds between rare and over-medium. The breast piece was perfectly cooked and the confit leg salty and chewy as it should be....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank annieca2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short trip in Columbia, without reservations found a spot at the bar with Josh. He guided us through the menu as did Michael a server, and we could not have left any happier! Always a favorite, and made to feel special! Will continue to refer...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bullswork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just finished some fun bowling and were looking for a nice place to wind down. It was late Sunday afternoon and most places were crowded with a long wait. We decided to just get a taco downtown. When we parked I recognized we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad to have this gem as a local option. The menu rotates based on seasonal and local ingredients and always is delicious!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Response from Edward C | Reviewed this property |
There are smaller side rooms, but I don't know how they use them.
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Response from PatriciaL6071 | 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.
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