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Motor Supply Co. Bistro

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920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128 (Park and Lincoln Sts.)
18032566687
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Personal service, efficient, friendly. Food is always good here. Wait staff knows the menu, and happy to explain and recommend.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best restaurants in Columbia. Everything is made fresh daily. Menu changes but you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Motor Supply is our family's favorite restaurant to visit. The duck is a perennial favorite. It is also the favorite place to pick for office birthday outings and celebrations!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Motor Supply Company offers casual dining with a touch of fining dining ----from the food to the ambiance, you have a feeling of "special" as soon as you enter the parking lot....which offers valet parking!

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Harrisburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique. Upscale casual. Eclectic. Small. Been twice. Has its own parking which is a plus for that part of Gervais. The kind of place I wud take my visiting parents.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu changes every day. Fresh food delicately prepared. Professional servers offering southern hospitality at its best. Reasonable price for everything they offer . Exquisite drinks.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of our favorites in Columbia. The back patio is our preference. A little quieter than the main dining room. Terrific menu prepared to perfection. Have never been disappointed. And the service is first class.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in on Sunday around 12:45 and were seated right away. One of us had crab cakes, which she said were a little spicy, but delicious. Another had the house-smoked salmon board--fabulous! I had the pork with a berry topping and grits. Mine was good, but not real special and I had to request more sauce. Would definitely go... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the service was great. Secondly...to be honest..I really had high expectations of the food because I've heard so many good things about this place, but based on this one experience...I was so disappointed.The charcuterie board we got was really good but the octopus tasted like a tough, rubbery hot dog. Biggest disappointed was my pork chop entree....nice... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was visited for dinner. The reception staff were excellent. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very appealing. The table service was very good (Michael?). He had a thorough knowledge of the meals(with recommendations for international tourists) and a great knowledge of the drinks and wine list. The menu seems bespoke and changes frequently I believe. The menu was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $35
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, International
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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 occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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: 18032566687
Description
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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