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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“duck duo” (9 reviews)
“cheese board” (11 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:30All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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191 - 200 of 775 reviews

Reviewed 2 June 2016

The salad with fresh greens, blueberries, and peaches was outstanding. The ingredients were locally grown and delicious. I noticed a gentleman sitting at the next table who looked like my former boss over 30 years ago. The waitress, who was fantastic, checked with the desk...More

1  Thank Rich K
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Over all the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Each day a new menu is created with local products. The salad was excellent and included local fruits and a unique dressing!! I chose the pork chop which was huge, made two meals for me, and...More

1  Thank KDTM
Reviewed 1 June 2016

With a name like Motor Supply Co. Bistro, I didn't know what to expect. It actually has very delicious upscale food. I had fresh mahi mahi with grits. I am not a fish eater but this fish was fresh and had no fishy taste. It...More

1  Thank charlottenc96
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Motor supply is a must try in columbia, be it for brunch or for dinner their food always impresses. Very unique and fresh menu, always has good cocktails to pair with. Awesome atmosphere with interested art around

1  Thank Mille567
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Food was fantastic! Kitchen took a special order which is unheard of on a Friday night! Duck was FABULOUS and my husband loved the pork chop! Service by Adam was second to none! Highly recommend!!!

1  Thank stillwater23
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This place was truly amazing. My daughter is a chef and my wife and I are foodies, so we feel like we can recognize and appreciate an extraordinary effort in the culinary world. Tonight was it for us. The current staff has truly gotten it...More

2  Thank reboyd
Reviewed 22 May 2016

My husband and I had brunch here on a Sunday; the restaurant is open from 10:30-2:00 for brunch and then in the evening for dinner. The menu is a hand-printed flyer on 11 x 14 card-stock paper, and it is filled with interesting combinations of...More

1  Thank dmuzikmom
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at this restaurant a few days ago with a colleague while on business. Great choice! I ordered the fried oysters for appetizer and oven-roasted pork chops with kale and grits for entree and it was absolutely delicious. Good ambiance and the waitress was...More

1  Thank JayMoli
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Say at the bar and had a wonderful dinner. The bartender was fabulous and helpful with dinner recommendations and wine pairings. Highly recommend.

Thank Phillip F
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Maybe our tie was during an off day. But I had been here years ago and it was really good. The salad was okay but it had no dressing (they forgot and it was "To go" so we had none.) The other dish was not...More

1  Thank bsnestrvler
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Cel c
Is it child friendly?
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.
Hi are you open tomorrow. Easter for brunch
15 April 2017|
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Response from Dennis J | Reviewed this property |
call them.
Bobby P
what are the prices?
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
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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