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“Wonderful Evening at Motor Supply”

Motor Supply Co. Bistro
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Ranked #3 of 996 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Park and Lincoln Sts.
Transit: 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.
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.
Reviewed August 1, 2010

Our hotel front desk staff recommended Motor Supply when we stayed in the historic district of Columbia recently. We were not disappointed. The food, atmosphere and service were excellent. I would recommend the lobster bisque for starters. They also have a great selection of microbrews from around the area and the country. The historic district in Columbia is very nice and there are several dining choices. You cannot go wrong with Motor Supply.

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Reviewed July 5, 2010

I really like Motor Supply. However, I am getting tired of the same food over and over on the menu everytime I go there. They need to expand their menu and bring in some new ideas before they start getting stale.

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Thank tilt122
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

We love Motor Supply. The daily menu is the best part. They use fresh ingredients (primarily local), and it shows. Sunday brunch is legencary, lunch is fabulous (same great food as dinner, but less expensive), and dinner is always a nice treat. Because the menu changes daily, you never know what you'll find. Whatever it is, you know it'll be awesome. Great for a meal with your best girflriends, or a romantic date night. Quirky art inside. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed June 2, 2010

Endlessly traveling on business gets BORING! So I have begun to use TripAdvisor to point me toward some good restaurants. Motor Supply Co. was a huge success tonight! They change the menu twice a day (lunch/dinner). Tonight I had a cup of creamy asparagus soup. Then, as a second course, hydroponic greens with local fire roasted squash, red onions, julienne red peppers with a spicy chimmichurri vinaigrette. Entree - Sugar-brined pork porterhouse sauced with a local scuppernong and ginger BBQ sauce (out of this world). The service was great. The bartendress was very informative and catered to every need. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Columbia!

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Thank TarHeelKraut
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Reviewed February 6, 2010

We went early on a Saturday night and found no wait. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The menu looked good although I was disappointed to find only one vegetarian entree option. That entree was good though and everyone in my party was satisfied with her meal. And no one even looked askance at us when my 8-month-old screamed with delight several times throughout our meal. :)

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Thank Aly W
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