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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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920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited MSC April 2017 for dinner and loved it. On this trip, dropped by Sunday morning for brunch. Seated right away. Had the blueberry french toast that came with scrambled eggs and 2 slices of bacon. Delicious. Had to ask for another cup of...More

Thank iluvsoccer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a good following and creative, changing menu with locally and regionally sourced items. Always seems to be an issue with Open Table jiving with what the hostess believes to be so Busy at lunch but takes no reservations. Closes in-between so the...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have great fun here. Very well located, nice environment, great and original food. A great place to enjoy some time.

Thank M3hunter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific atmosphere. Daily menu changes farm to table. Great beer and spirits selections. This place should be in your to-do list!

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always incredible, great wine list, menu changes daily. I have never had a bad experience there. It can be pricey so it more of a special occasion restaurant for me.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Motor Supply is a consistently excellent restaurant in Columbia. I went there last night and had forgotten that they take reservations at night. Well, I had not made one, but they offered to let us sit at the bar or the community table. We chose...More

Thank Dittos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us went to this spot on the recommendation of TA. We were very pleased. Took some convincing given the name cuz I thought we were going to get our oil changed. Great meals, really small kitchen, but great staff. Steak was awesome, soup...More

Thank Wtftraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quality service in a relaxed atmosphere with some of the most creative cuisine in the city. Local ingredients with inventive preparation and presentation. Highly recommended.

Thank Allen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upscale, Trendy, and fabulous. Interesting menu. Different options and pairings, all well done. Menu changes regularly depending on what can be locally sourced - and their work pays off. Food is very fresh, presentation is beautiful. Interesting salad starters like roasted vegetable salad, which was...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food staff and atmosphere. Perfect date night. Either lunch or dinner the food is always fresh and delicious staff always friendly and professional

Thank Steven S
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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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