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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” (81 reviews)
“duck duo” (9 reviews)
“cheese board” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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1 - 10 of 839 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I came here to do brunch and the staff were very nice and hospitable , heck even fellow patrons were welcoming lol. we had the crab and the lamb meatloaf for brunch and the foo was marvelous noting beats washing it down...More

Thank emanuel s
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had lunch with a client. I had the pork chop which was very tasty-side veggies were bland. My friend had the shrimp and grits. I mentioned to my friend that I cooked shrimp and grits the day before using a recipe from the chef at...More

1  Thank dgschmidt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Motor Supply is my favorite restaurant in Columbia. I generally go there for lunch because the servings are slightly smaller and a bit less expensive. The service is impeccable, whether for lunch or supper. Their farm-fresh foods and interesting combinations offer something for everyone in...More

Thank Sloane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t let the rustic atmosphere fool you!! This place is worthy of the Zagat top ratings reserved for dining experiences in New York or Los Angeles. From the Duck Confit and Swordfish...to the Bananas Foster and Carrot cake, we are completely enthralled with this hidden...More

Thank Frederick G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I normally hate Brunch. I prefer to workout on a Sunday morning but the bread pudding French toast was to die for. That paired with a couple of mimosas, is living life on a Sunday morning.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my husband for lunch. The service is outstanding, from the gentleman who welcomed us inside to the waiter. We both chose the steak with wine gravy and mashed potatoes. The green beans were cool Ike’s to perfection and everything was so...More

Thank Patty L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss a chance to go to Motor Supply Co. Top notch service and a menu to match. It was packed on a Saturday night but we were treated like old friends. Would love to come back!

Thank philadelphiastory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best meals that I have had in a very long time! My flounder was moist and tender and delicious. My friend had the bone in pork chop that was so good that she even savored the bone! We split a beet salad....More

Thank NancyHHI
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Also they have one of the most remarkable bartender!!! This restaurant has something for everyone!!!

Thank Dorisaugust15
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The food is great, wonderful service and beautiful building! Great location for business meetings. I highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

Thank monica f
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Cel c
8 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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