The Best in KC Metro?
Story is one of the top dining experiences in the metro area. Great food and service with an ecletic clientele. Private table for two by the window allowed for just the right amount of privacy and alllowed for people watching too. The food is the real hit here though. Creative, delicious and an artful presentation, Story is a foodie's delight!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Foodie Fest
Have ate at Story multiple times and soup to nuts has always been exceptional. Not a single time have we had anything less than excellent!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an outstanding dining
This was an outstanding dining experience. Service, food and ambiance were all just about perfect. Prairie Village Shopping Center has become the mecca of good restaurants.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
a do not miss while in KC!
Stumbled upon this gem of a place, while in KC on business. Ambiance, service, and food were all top notch. I would highly recommend it!
**On Sunday nights, they do one entree' for $10. Yep, $10! The night I went it was an Opa fish with chantrelle mushrooms and fingerling potatoes. Delicious, and a huge bargain.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the absolute best restaurants in Kansas City, hands down. Amazing food and service every time!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife & I hosted an event that introduced a new product line being offered by our business. The event was a huge success and following it, we came to Story with the presenters and some of our team members. We had drinks and dinner. We are repeat customers; however, the presenters are from Chicago and commented that Story is one of the best restaurants of its kind they have been to anywhere! There were eight of us in the group and we "took over" the bar. Adam took great care of us, making excellent drinks and food recommendations.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, fun with friends
This is a great neighborhood restaurant, we go about once a month, ususally with friends, have never had a bad experience,
I recommend to all my friends.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner. We set outside
Great dinner. We set outside on a very pleasant evening. Four of us and each got a different appetizer to share. All were wonderful and sufficient to share. Entrees are equally great; although a slight nod goes to the beef short ribs. Would definitely come back.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, small portions
The bread was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their entrees, though the requested vegetarian risotto came out as simply sautéed vegetables and not risotto. The portions were relatively small. The service was friendly and good, but not great. Despite the good food, it's probably too pricey to make a habit of going here.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in KC
Wonderful, imaginative dishes, super friendly and warm staff. Truly one of the best restaurants in KC.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Happy Hour with another Foodie Friend. Started with the Pomegranate drink, which was made with vinegar, perfect for sipping. Had the Heirlooms Tomato salad with goat cheese, yum. The Fritters were full of pulled crab, very lightly battered and fried.
Entree was the Fish Risotto, the fish of the day was Halibut. Well done, Finished the the lemon bar, enough for two to share.
Our waiter was fantastic, very attentive, personable, without being intrusive. It started raining as we were sitting outside, the staff came and moved our food and us inside.
He gave great recommendations. I am definitely going back with other foodies. The Happy hour had great half price food options, The Risotto was on the list.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Couples date night
My husband and I dined here with friends. The food was high quality, very good and nicely presented. We had a variety of appetizers, entrees and dessert. Highly recommend, the duck empanadas, blue crab fritters (amazing!) and the braised short ribs (to die for!! Better than North's by a long shot!) The wine list has nice variety and sommelier was very helpful. Our main server was a little slow but the rest of the staff picked up his slack. They were very attentive and friendly. All in all it was a very nice dining experience.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time to dine at Story...
Excited to return again soon!! The ceviche is wonderful!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time to Story. It was as wonderful as everyone had said it was. We had the best dinner we'd had in a very long time.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food!!!! Our server
Wonderful food!!!! Our server was very good and helpful; did not rush us.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Dining Experience
First time at Story to celebrate our anniversary- What a treat! At our request the chef prepared a tasting menu for us that was incredible. The crab cake and ceviche were so tasty and the short rib was succulent. The desserts (deconstructed German chocolate cake and white chocolate/boysenberry bread pudding) were OVER-THE-TOP and the best desserts I have EVER had. Service was outstanding and our server (Melissa) was friendly, well-paced, and extremely knowledgable about the food served. This restaurant is tucked away inside a Prairie Village strip center which seems a shame because it could easily become a more high profile establishment that enjoys an even wider following.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife there to celebrate an important birthday. We had not eaten there before, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. However, the food and service was terrific! We ordered the short rib, which was incredible. The meat was very tender and. especially for a higher-end restaurant, generous in its proportions. We had the bread pudding for dessert, which was also delicious. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and helped usher in a terrific evening for my wife and family! The only potential downside was the lack of items specifically for kids (not unexpected, though, for this type of venue), but my 12 year old enjoyed the linguine and sharing our short rib. Overall, a very enjoyable experience!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed to outdoor dining,
We enjoyed to outdoor dining, with friendly staff and wonderful food. The Sunday special is always luscious and very reasonably priced!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although I seldom take the
Although I seldom take the time to write a review (for free), I would encourage everyone who loves food beautifully prepared to find Story if you haven't already. Our meal was (again) superb. Ceviche, the Caesar salad, all fish dishes, the bread, and the German (dark) chocolate cake create a fabulous beginning, middle, and end of this diner's tale. Other choices as well of course . . .
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable food and service
Story is one of the few restaurants in Kansas City that does not disappoint. Service was impeccable and the food exceeded our imagination.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of one of the VERY best!
STORY is an exceptional restaurant. We eat there at least once a month and have never had a bad experience. The food, the service and the contemporary decor are way above the average.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were first introduced to
We were first introduced to Story last month by some friends. We had that great table at the door and enjoyed the Happy Hour specials! The Cheeseburger is delicious and you can't beat the price. A full sized cheeseburger and perfect French Fries all for $6. We were stuffed and very satisfied with the service, location and price. So we took another couple there last Friday and it was once again perfection! Four thumbs up. Three of us had the Cheeseburger and the fourth had the Fried Chicken and it was all good. We will definitely return!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time having brunch here. Exceeded (high) expectations. Linguini and pancetta over fried eggs was superb. Duck empanadas were pretty great also. We will return.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Story is my new favorite restaurant. I can't afford to go there all the time, but it is definitely a wonderful treat when we go for special occasions. Thank you for a wonderful meal!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food ive had in years! Quick and friendly serice, I will be going back very soon!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time to Story after having several high recommendations from others. They did not exaggerate and we were definitely not disappointed. Our server was very helpful in giving menu suggestions and didn't steer us wrong. We will absolutely be back to try some of the other menu items.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Story is an amazing dining experience. Tucked away in the quiet Prairie Village shopping center, it is a simple, yet elegant, restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. I think it is the best restaurant in Kansas City.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance and Delectables
We love our weekly Sunday Brunch brought to us by various restaurants within a 60 mile radius go KC. However our excursions to find the perfect spot have stalled. We found Story! Fabulous everything-ambiance, service, presentation, food, and a friendly staff! The menu is diverse and unique - scattered with twisted traditional and the unusual and always superbly prepared.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food -- yes ... service -- eh
The food and ambiance is always lovely at Story. The service is also usually above par but on this instance the server was rather slow and a bit detached. It took quite sometime for us to get our drinks after being seated. When the bill came, there was not the request to have it divided and then he went MIA. After gaining attention for this, he then did not bring back the bill for cash that required change ... and change was required.
There were plenty of servers on the floor vs. guests so it was confusing as to what the problem was.
This is not a reason to not return to the usually stellar restaurant, but may request a specific and more trained servers in the future.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
So welcoming. friendly!
Immediately we were greeted in a friendly manner, and it was suggested with our group to go with the Happy Hour feature. This worked out very well because we were able to try things on each orders plates. Of our three choices of linguine, shrimp. and fried chicken, they were all very good and the quantities were just right which loowed us to try their style of German Chocolate cake. I let my sister and friend choose the dessert, not caring if they chose German Chocolate cake which I usually don't care for. Once I saw this dessert hit the table, I thought wait a minute, I might actually like this one.
This German Chocolate was amazing compared to what I usually see as german chocilate cake with the gloppy coconut with gooey topping.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must try restaruant...
I highly recommend this restaurant. One of the most well put together menus and ingredients in the city. The Ceviehe and Crab Fitters are excellent. The Braised Short Ribs were superb and the Walleye hit the spot. Highly recommended.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent in every respect
Prairie Village is lucky to have a restaurant this good.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Third time is the charm
I have tried this restaurant twice before and found it expensive, noisy, average service, and frankly not great food. After waiting six months I decided to give it another try. It was still expensive but they have worked to remedy the noise issue with fabric on the walls. The service was much better although not what you would expect at this price level. I tried the steak tartare which was exceptional. The veal tenderloin was very good and my wife's entree, "pork cheeks" was very tasty with a nice combination of favors. In summary I think Story has improved significantly and I am sure to go back and try again.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expensive yes... but worth it !
One of those restaurants which really deserve to be known and tried... if you can afford it ! Yes, it is expensive, do not go there every week/month but once a year, it's really worth it, for special occasions ! Food is great, mixes are awesome, paired wines great too and service just perfect.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambience is very stark and cold Noise seems to bounce off of the walls. The delicious food seems to make up for it and we will always return, but would love to see some warm colors and softness in the restaurant. Nothing in the restaurant absorbs sound as everything is a hard finish - chairs, tables, floor, walls, etc.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Story - A great restaurant
We loved our experience at Story. Food was beyond delicious, atmosphere wonderful. noise level good. Loved our table in the corner.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Sunday night restaurant
We both enjoy Story,for brunch,special occasion meals and it is our favorite place for Sunday dinner. The wait staff is pleasant and knowledgeable without being intrusive. We have spent many wonderful hours here as Story is our favorite .
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited Story on a Sunday
We visited Story on a Sunday evening and both had the Flank Steak, which was the Sunday Night Special. The steaks were perfect! My husband started with the Lentil Soup and declared it delicious. The bread is marvelous, always. We love Story.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were very happy with our experience at Story. Great food! We will be back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We keep going back. The cocktails, food, and wine are always complex and extraordinarily delicious. Chef Thorne-Thomsen takes my breath away every time I visit. He does twists on familiar food, but not to show off, just to make it taste better - which it always does. This is the first time we've made it for the Sunday night $10 entree. It was wonderful - a veal stew with turnips and mushrooms over jasmine rice. Of course, I always have to get the linguine with lobster, burrata, and chanterelle mushrooms every time. Even the light salad we ordered was exceptional. So was the bread pudding with blackberries.
Go. You won't be disappointed.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Story is my favorite restaurant
Story is my favorite restaurant when we come to KC. The chef's selections are always unique and delicious.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food for every course. The entrees stand out a but more than dessert but still a lovely meal.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My two guests and I enjoyed our dining experience very much. The menu offered a perfect variety of choices, and taste treats. The service could not have been better. The only thing that sometimes interfered with the glow, was the noisy, large group seated near us. No doubt, the holiday spirit was in the air.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and great service! We will definitely be back!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best soft-shelled crabs
Carl makes the best soft-shelled crabs in the region - better than what we have had in NYC & Wash. DC.
We each had these as an appetizer, followed by rock cod. Then shared an ice cream dessert. Everything was superb.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Story's celebration of their second anniversary was a great success! Chef cooked a 130 pound pig perfectly--staying there all night to do so! His pork tacos were fabulous and a great crowd made for a memorable occasion. Carl and Susan continue to demonstrate creative and superb means of expressing their considerable talents for fine dining.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best in KC!
As I said in the survey they had at the location. It easily compares to MK in Chicago, and Craft in NYC. I hope they are ready for all that now will come! Our best wishes and continued success!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Story
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Story. Chef Carl is quite a talent. I can't believe I had not really heard the story until I saw a write up in Food and Wine. We have enjoyed some wonderful meals homw and away and this may have been the best overall dining experience we have had. Tomato salad was incredible. I could have eaten a bucket full of the goat cheese croutons. Smoked duck empanadas were wonderful as well. Entrees included halibut and short ribs that were each perfectly prepared. Over the top dining experience. I cannot say enough wonderful things.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every dish tells a Story
And that is exactly what the dining experience at Story is all about. Wonderful combinations of local ingredients combined in unique ways. Our server was quite knowledgeable of not only the items, but preparation method and inspiration. Each person in our group of five was blown away with first course and main course. We shared two desserts that were also incredible!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time there for dinner---great experience all the way around. The food and service were outstanding!! Attentive waitperson but not overbearing. We have been there for Sunday brunch in the past which was also wonderful. Chef and staff deserve the awards they have earned!!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM