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Rainmaxx

06/11/2012

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Overall
Great restaurant. The menu changes for

Great restaurant. The menu changes for every meal and you can't go wrong just asking the server or chef to make a selection for you -- brunch is great on the porch in the Spring or Fall.

DorriC

04/11/2008

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Overall
wonderful

great wine, amazing food, wonderful service, phenomenal atmosphere-----5 stars all the way! The food is stellar, make a reservation, you will not regret it!

gtubemom1

04/07/2008

Overall
good food, cool place

I like the food and the place is different. Does need dusting.

williampickens

09/30/2007

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Overall
Not Sophisticated, Just Casually Excellent

There are probably only four or five restaurants in Columbia that can rank with Motor Supply. The ever-changing menu is an insurance policy against culinary laziness. There is always something new waiting for you at this, the best restaurant in the Vista. Here you can count on an exciting dish that has been prepared with thought and care. The cuisine is progressive American (I have no idea why it is listed as French here--perhaps the editors can correct this) but the chef seems to trust his ingredients enough to create simple, delicious harmonies rather than overwrought cacophonies. Out of over ten visits, I only had one bad dish (duck which was ordered medium yet cooked beyond well-done and dry as a bone). Every other time I have had excellent meals consisting of wonderfully fresh ingredients. Ample portions & entrees in the mid-$20 range make for a great value as well. The wine list is full of nice selections by the glass, with an eye toward value rather than pretension; that said, there are also plenty of bottles for over $150 on the complete list for the enologically inclined. Go and eat there, soon.

santee

08/25/2006

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Overall
Mediocre, seating issues

I found the food mediocre. At the time of my visits, seating was restricted so that a party of two could only sit at a table for two EVEN IF there were several available 4-person tables. Not inviting at all! At my last visit, I inadvertently left a jacket, called to get the jacket held for my pickup (and was told it was there), but when I got there, no one could find my jacket!

pacific_heights

08/11/2006

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Overall
All Hype !

Can someone please tell me what is good about Motor Supply? The food is fair some days and terrible some days. The wait staff does not know the product they are presenting. The noise levels are completely unacceptable. You cant even hear people at your own table.

Columbia is not a sophisticated town. I think the perception that Motor Supply is a good and/or sophisticated restaurant is all that is needed to make it a reality in the minds of many Columbia diners.

lkopek1

01/13/2006

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Overall
Different menu every time!

The food is FANTASTIC! The chef works magic in the kitchen. The most wonderful thing is, the menu is very original and different every time you go there. The service was good, but the wait can be very long. One time, we waited two hours to get a table, but they gave us two free appetizers for our patience. Otherwise, the servers are very friendly and know their stuff when it comes to food and beverage.

dixon_jeremy

02/06/2003

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Overall
Excellent but fairly expensive

Food was great. Neat thing about Motor Supply Co. is the menu. It changes every day. We sat outside for lunch, which was nice. The service was excellent and the food was good. The presentation was also good.

Overall, it was a great dining experience. Good food, good service and good ambience makes for a good time. (Throw in good company and you are set!)

Lolo549

09/26/2002

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Overall
Awesome location, ambience, and food!

This is the best place we have found in Columbia. The food is wonderful, the service prompt, and the setting romantic. They change their menu every night, and the food was creative and fresh. They also have a Sunday brunch, which is rare for Columbia! check it out...

louisclark34

07/30/2002

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Overall
YUM!!

WE have been to MS over 300 times and have always been impressed with the quality of food, atmosphere and service. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for. We love the Sunday Brunch

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Phone: (803) 256-6687

Address: 920 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201

Website: http://www.motorsupplycobistro.com

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General Info
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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BBB Rating
A+
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Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$$
Location
Arcade Mall
Neighborhoods
The Congaree Vista, Downtown Columbia
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Other Information

Cuisines: Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Wi-Fi: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Parking: Street, Lot, Valet, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes