DeliciousMy dinner at Story was fabulous. I had the beet salad -- perfect little apple dice on roasted beets and smoked walleye and then rock fish on a lovely sauce with morel mushrooms and shrimp. My waiter was Matt -- he offered great recommendations and service was great. Thank you for a great meal.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have always found the foodWe have always found the food to be wonderful, but the service could be better.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ambience with superbWonderful ambience with superb food and attentive service. Outdoor space is a real treat.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect al fresco nightWonderful weather and an emailed reminder that the bar menu was happy-hour half-price on the patio equaled a spur-of-the-moment decision to reserve a spot at Story. Well, it iS one of our favorite restaurants anyway, and it WAS our wedding anniversary, so why not? The weather WAS perfect and the spinach salad and the spare ribs 'n' gnocchi plenty tasty, and say, don't those soft-shell crabs look good, and tempting desserts, too . . . with "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate on my wife's plate. All-in-all, a super night. Good service by Adam and company.
Wines at Story run expensive . . . not as many reds under $45 or $50 as I'd prefer . . . but the $64 Pinot Noir was good.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst StoryThis was our first time to eat at Story and we weren't disappointed. The food was great and the atmosphere was very nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful even on Mothers Day! We will definitely go again!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food friendly serviceThe food at story was excellent along with the helpful smiling staff made this a great place to have a nice dinner.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinnerWe've been to Story numerous times. This time we headed there for a quick dinner before going to a party later in the evening. I was hoping to get in while the soft shell crab was still on the menu and we were in luck. Cooked perfectly without too much seasoning and a nice sauce...it was wonderful. And, since we we had plans for the evening, our server was super quick (and very friendly) and we were in and out in about 45 minutes. I typically like to linger and have dessert, etc. but it's nice to know we can go there even when we're a bit short on time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFull Lunch MenuThere is a wide selection to choose from for lunch. I have enjoyed the pre-fixed lunch menu many times which I believe it changes daily.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest soft-shelled crabsCarl 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.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIn barely two years, StoryIn barely two years, Story has established itself as the capital of cuisine in Kansas City! Seasonal and local provisions set chef's menu apart from any others. The serving staff has remained constant and professional.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistentWe've been to Story many times - for Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. It never disappoints. The food is always delicious, and the service is always terrific.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful meal! IAnother wonderful meal! I made sure to have a soft-shell cab appetizer -- there aren't many places in the midwest that can serve them.
Our waiter, Adam, was very good, too, and made several helpful suggestions.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMChef and the wait staff atChef and the wait staff at Story continue to set the standard for the finest dining in Kansas City. His use of seasonal and local ingredients in imaginative ways is terrific!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSoft Shell crabs are back!Soft Shell crabs are back! This is the best soft shell we have found outside of the Keys. Great food and reasonably priced. Excellent bread & Caesar salad. Don't miss out on this extraordinary dish.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorites in KC!One of our favorites in KC! The best food and atmosphere! Chef Carl is a gem!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWas there with a small groupWas there with a small group from work and it was perfect for such an event. The food was outstanding!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMStory is our overall favoriteStory is our overall favorite restaurant for many reasons. The food, ambiance and service are consistently great. We love the Sunday specials but also have many favorites from the menu. The lamb, short ribs, any fish and the risotto are all wonderful to name a few. The desserts are excellent.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryI took my parents to Story for their 40th Wedding Anniversary. Everyone was so great and accomodating to me and my family. They helped make this occasion extra special. The food and service were excellent. Our waitress took very good care of our needs. My mom and I had the fish, we both agreed it was delicious. The presentation of the food was very artistic and beautiful. I would highly recommend Story for any occasion.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food. Carl Thorne-ThoAlways great food. Carl Thorne-Thompson is easily one of the top chef's in the Kansas City area.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDING !Chef Carl's innovative food preparation and presentation never disappoint. The food and service are always outstanding. He's quite deserving of F&W's Best Chef Midwest honor and KC (specifically Prairie Village) is lucky to have such talent in our backyard.
Start with the Empanadas!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery solid meal. First coursesVery solid meal. First courses took a while, though it was 7:30 on a Saturday evening. I would recommend to anyone as one of the better restaurants in town.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMself trained chef brings eclectic,self trained chef brings eclectic, creative menu artfully served. Menu has about 10 main courses, each unique and creative. Portion size is just right. Clearly among the best that the Kansas City area has to offer. Don't miss the bread baked fresh by the head chef: airy with great crust.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third visit toThis was my third visit to Story and I've enjoyed every one. The food is so good, the wait staff have been very professional, and the experience has been a pleasurable meal. I have been recommending Story to my friends who enjoy good grown-up food.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fixed price lunchExcellent fixed price lunch option. Food was very well prepared and presentation was top of the line.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCarrot Soup!We had the prix-fixe lunch special - the carrot soup was spectacular! Had the grilled cheese sandwich and the donuts for dessert. Story is always great!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, service, andWonderful food, service, and atmosphere. Will definitely be back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timer loved it!First time. Would love to go again. Menu had a nice variety of unique dishes.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster brunchHomemade pasta noodles make the difference between a mediocre and a fantastic resaurant.We had Easter brunch off the menu. It was quiet and so calming as opposed to the buffet lines filled with dead food and hordes of people.The 2 eggs with linguini and 2 soft eggs, a side order of hash brown, homemade desert donuts all yummo with superb presentation. Overall,it was terrific. I can't wait to try it for dinner.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNice PlaceThis was my first time at Story. I had the smoked duck empanadas. The crispy poached eggs were amazing. I didn't know it was possible to batter and deep fry poached eggs and have them still be soft and gooey! Next time, I'll try the Walleye or have a drink on the patio at happy hour.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best restaurant in theThe best restaurant in the Kansas City area. His tuna tar-tar and ceviche are fantastic, as are all of hus main courses.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM4 in our party - each had4 in our party - each had a different entrée - all were superb.
Looking forward to soft-shelled crabs!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall menu (which i prefer)Small menu (which i prefer) but everything we had was delicious. Drinks were made to perfection. Desert was great. Will definitely go back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Story!As always the story had a happy ending at Story! This place never fails to impress, the food is marvelous and the service is great!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Story to celebrateWe went to Story to celebrate a special occasion. The food was delicious. Not one bite left on anyone's plate. The desserts were beautiful and scrumptious. Look forward to eating there again.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is Extraordinary,The food is Extraordinary, duck empanadas and lobster ravioli are my favorite app. Entre we had the lamb and walleye. We couldnt have asked for a better meal. Once again Chef Carl you provided us an excellent meal!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Restaurant All AroundI was extremely satisfied with Story. I had eaten here once before and I was blown away. It makes complete sense why the Chef was a James Beard Semi-finalist. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves food or wants to go out for a nice dinner. I can't wait to return the next time I am in Kansas City.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Very reliable.Great food. Very reliable. Fresh concepts on traditional food3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMStory and Chef have becomeStory and Chef have become the Kansas City Star in two short years! Hands down the best cuisine and service in the area.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was James Beard qualityThe food was James Beard quality and service from Lisa was outstanding.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe loyal following of theThe loyal following of the local foodies tells the story! Story is the finest the Kansas City Metro area has to offer!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate at Story Saturday nightWe ate at Story Saturday night with another couple for their anniversary. Both gentlemen loved their food but I think my friend was disappointed in her selection of entree although she loved her first course. I was dieting and the server and chef made a nice effort to serve my fish and salad with very little fat. The fish was still delicious and moist. I'm looking forward to eating there another time when I can fully enjoy the menu. The couple who were having the anniversary were delighted with the presentation of their dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate, but didn't care for the doughnuts. Service couldn't have been better but the restaurant was awfully loud until most diners finished their meals and left.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a lovely experienceFavorite restaurant in Kansas City. The food and service are always excellent. In particular, the tuna tartare, ceviche, lobster ravioli, foie gras and sweetbread appetizers are memorable! The only criticism I have had in more than 2 years of dining at Story is they can have a tendency to overcook fish just slightly. Though this is a general KC and probably health issue - but all you have to do is ask for it more on the medium side and wait staff always make it happen.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my first visit. WeIt was my first visit. We had the pre-fix lunch and it was delicious! Our waiter, Matt, was fabulous and very helpful! I was there with two girl friends and we had a lovely time!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy partner and I visited StoryMy partner and I visited Story for an elegant dinner. Drinks were unique and tasted fantastic. Both the tuna tartare and the steak tartare are to die for. I had the lamp entree which tasted amazing and my partner had the steak. The steak was well overcooked but the issue was eventually corrected. Service could improve, but, overall, we had a great experience and will definitely return.1/6/2013 12:00:00 AMthis place would rank amongthis place would rank among our favorites ever!! the food was just outstanding as was the service!! highlt recommend this rest, you will not be disappointed in how the food is prepared and presented. our server was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine selections as well.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of only two restaurantsOne of only two restaurants in Kansas City that I could take my out of town high-end foodie friends. I love Story....subtle hand with fantastic ingredients, innovative, comfortable, really an excellent experience every time.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and service.Wonderful food and service. One of my favorite restaurants!12/29/2012 12:00:00 AMwhite tablecloths for lunchwhite tablecloths for lunch are a rare event in KC.12/11/2012 12:00:00 AMChef Carl continues to demonstrateChef Carl continues to demonstrate why he was nominated in the James Beard competition after only two years open! The quality of the ingredients and the preparation remain at the highest level. The servers are veterans and take their responsibilities seriously and cheerfully greet customers for a memorable experience. All in all, Story continues to be the finest dining experience in the Greater Kansas City area.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will not be disappointed!I've never written a review on opentable, but I felt compelled to write one about Story. After moving to KC from Napa Valley, we've struggled to find a restaurant here that consistently lives up to our expectations regarding quality of food, and has a wine list with choices other than the "usual suspects". Story is by far the best place in KC we've tried so far (and we've tried a lot including the big names). I'd mention what specific dishes I'd recommend, but everything we got (7 dishes to share) was incredible so I don't think you can go wrong. The food is inventive, flavorful, and executed perfectly. Both times our servers were awesome. We will definitely be back- hopefully often- this place kills it.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM