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Story Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.storykc.com
  • Phone: (913) 236-9955
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm, a la carte menu;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm Featuring half-priced bar menu in the bar.
    A $10 Entree will be offered every Sunday evening in addition to the regular dinner menu. Items are limited in quantity. Reservations are encouraged. Sign up for our email list for updates on Sunday $10 entree.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Carl Thorne-Thomsen, 2013 James Beard Semifinalist Best Chef Midwest
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Visit our website for special events at www.storykc.com/events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 69th Terrace and Mission
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Story
Story is a contemporary American restaurant in The Village Shopping Center in Prairie Village, KS. The Center is located 10 minutes southwest of Kansas City, Missouri's Country Club Plaza.
Story offers local, seasonal creative American cuisine from Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen. Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen is a 2013 James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef Midwest and FOOD & WINE magazine's The People's Best New Chef: Midwest.
Story features comfortable dining room, patio and bar seating. Brunch is served on Sunday 10 am - 2 pm. Dinner is served Tuesday - Sunday 5pm - 10pm.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We were in town for the weekend and on the recommendation of friends who have been to Story dozens of times, we were eager to enjoy dinner there. Nothing disappointed, and some selections were outstanding. Jamie, our server, couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. The main room was full, so a little louder than we like, but not to the point of annoyance. It seemed that most portions were on the small side, but you can still enjoy all the flavors and textures to their fullest. I doubt that anyone has ever taken any of their meal home."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our group of 5 had all been referred to Story. Half of us had the braised ribs, other half, the Halibut. We all agree the food was amazing! For me, the Halibut was the best I have ever had. The empanadas appetizer was awesome too. We all will return."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A must visit restuarants every time we visit KC! We have tried over half the dishes on the menu and each is excellent. The bread served with the salad is some of the best bread I have ever tasted."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We picked Story to celebrate 3 big events: our 50th wedding anniversary, our friends' 25th wedding anniversary, and our daughter starting a new job. Story did an outstanding job serving the 6 of us in a perfect manner. Story continues to impress us by maintaining a CONSISTENT and HIGH level of food quality, food creativity, service and ambience. We have recently returned from eating in some of the better restaurants in Paris, and Story competes very favorably with those. Carl and Susan Thompsen have created a world class gem in the center of the US."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • " very enjoyable meal, all 4 meals were very good. would go back"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at Story, the first being about a year ago. We went to celebrate someone's birthday and just lightly referenced her birthday when deciding at the hostess table whether to sit outdoors or inside. We sat outside, had a wonderful dinner with a fantastic server. The pork tenderloin was the most tender piece of pork I have ever enjoyed! We ordered the german chocolate cake for dessert and they brought it with Happy Birthday written on the plate with chocolate syrup & a candle. It was a welcome surprise and the cake is the most amazing german chocolate cake you'll ever encounter. My only "gripe" is that they charged $1.00 for blue cheese stuffed olives in my martini…really?"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I love braised short rib and this was one of the best ever. Beet appetizer was also outstanding. Carrot cake dessert was very disappointing, lacking in flavor and very overpriced for what was received. Wine list also seemed a little overpriced but likely priced for the neighborhood. Service was very good but just a tad overwhelmed at times. Overall a very good meal and glad to go. Given the price point, I'm not sure I would return knowing what else is out there at that price."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My second time here, second brunch, second quiche. The texture is beautiful. However, though I complained about my first salty quiche, it's still too salty. My companion, who order same, concurred. I intend to go a third time, order the quiche and endure the salt if I must. But it would be lovely with just a bit less salt. Lovely Bellinis and excellent service, but for me, the ambience keeps me coming back. It's a lovely room."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Delicious food, great service and great ambiance. Loved the whole experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Award winning chef Carl ThornThomas deserves all the praise he had been given. We go there as often as we can."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had reservations for Story to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary. Story never disappoints. Great food, fun items sent from the chef. The wait service was ok, not outstanding. My champagne came about 15 min after my husband's G and T. Wait staff said it was a busy time at the bar….. Well that's weird. Nights are always busy at a bar. We had to ask our waiter about the drink to get the drink. So I would still go there again, great place, beautiful setting, but would hope for someone different. He was not attentive and typically the wait staff at Story are excellent. Perhaps he was distracted and we caught him on a bad night. Just FYI went to Story once on a Monday. They were closed. So heads up on that."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Best meal we've had in ages. Carl Thorne-Thomsen is an artist. Every offering was amazing."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We made our way through the appetizer menu, sharing plates in order to experience as much as we could. We tried the arugula salad, the beet salad and the softshell crab before their season is over. All ingredients were fresh and delicious. Then, we moved on to the mussels, (which chef kindly takes out of the shell for his customers -- very nice touch). With the mussels and fava beans we enjoyed the lobster and chanterelle linguine and the wild mushroom risotto. All of our dishes were extremely good, but the risotto dish is outstanding. We ended our meal with a tres leches cake with fresh blueberries and an ancho chile caramel. Moist, moist, moist and fabulous. The service and food were top notch! We'll definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Story is always wonderful -- Great people and fabulous food!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Went for Sunday Brunch for our first visit. Was very impressed with the ambience and the knowledge and helpfulness of the waitress. The food was outstanding. Can't wait until our next visit which will be for dinner."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "outstanding food, good service, the wait between courses was long but worth the wait."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Absolutely the finest food we've had in the KC area for quite some time. The duck empanada and Maryland crab appetizer and halibut main course were outstanding. Our server, Melissa, very knowledgeable about the food and wine list. Looking forward to returning for Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "wonderful meal with inventive take on first course choices such as mussels conveniently out of their shells and a spectacular risotto with poached egg on top. fine entrees and the delicious bread as usual."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Story never disappoints! I had the soft shell crab, which was delicious and cooked to perfection! My husband had the Sunday Night Special and declared it tasty as well."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This low key venue makes a strong impression when it comes to the food. Although the menu is not huge, there were so many desirable choices. And what ends upon your plate is exceptional. For example, their seasonal, flash friend soft shell crab was the best I have ever had. Salads had subtle, fresh flavors and their fish entrees were noteworthy. As we watched a server get drenched while he carried the umbrella for a customer who used a walker to return to his car after dinner in a raging downpour, it became clear that Story is committed to its customers in every respect."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "No point in leaving reviews for Story. If you're a regular and leave constructive feedback with your name, nobody calls or apologizes. Portions get smaller and now no bread."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food is good but not wonderful. Portions are small and food is overpriced. Seated at rear of restaurant where there is no atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Too expensive based on the portion sizes.. Quality of food is very good and service was great.. The portion size based is too small based on the price!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Every bite of our food was delicious. Their menu is very broad with excellent selections. The wine list had many good choices with wide variety of price points. The soft-shell crab was perhaps the best I've ever eaten. The green salad was perfect. The salmon was very good but perhaps a little on the side of dry. The German Chocolate cake was outstanding. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our first time at "Story" and it will not be our last. The menu is very creative and everything we ordered was outstanding. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We took our kids (ages 11, 9, & 7) with us for Father's Day dinner. We requested to sit on the patio, & things went very well. The kids were reasonably behaved & loved the items they had from the kids menu (salmon, bacon grilled cheese, & sloppy joe!). My only kids' complaint was that the $7.50 meal didn't include a drink. My son had a Sprite which cost $3.50. My husband & I had the Sunday night special, which was a pork chop w/spatzle. It was so nice that Story still had the Sunday $10 special since that kept it reasonably priced for us & allowed our budget a few glasses of wine. Delicious!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We took my husband and Dad to Story for Father's Day brunch. Everyone loved their meal! We have been there in the past and their food is consistently amazing! It's a place where the kids can eat delicious food and we feel as if we had a night out with with a gourmet meal and an a refreshing beverage. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Four diners this night, two of whom had never been to Story. Starters: Two beet salads, one caesar salad, and steak tartare for me -- excellent. I could have eaten six on them for an entree. The fellow who had the caesar salad was a bit disappointed not to have anchovies, but said it was good. Main dishes: soft-shell crab (what's not to like?), short rib, and two veal tenderloins, including mine. Loved it and the "tater tots" that came with it. The other tenderloin eater is a very experience diner and traveler, including many trips to Italy -- she said it was the best veal tenderloin she'd ever had, easy. So there! We had a wine by the glass because of the diversity of entrees. One gripe -- wine list top-heavy on high-dollar stuff."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent food and a delightful patio in a small, upscale-ish shopping center which provides lots of free parking and a pleasant before/after dinner walk. There's even a small movie theater next door. The wine and beer lists were excellent, and the menu was delightfully small with a variety of choices; something for every palate. We had the excellent duck empanadas for appetizer and I had the swordfish while my wife had the chicken. We both enjoyed tasting from each other's plates. All in all, a great choice."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I appreciate Story's civic support of the Wayside Waifs Shelter with a % of their dinner revenue. Story is one of Kansas City's best dining experiences with an award winning chef. The food and service was as wonderful as always. I always recommend Story as one of our best restaurant experiences in our city...or any city, for that matter."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had an awesome brunch on a beautiful Sunday in June. The service was outstanding and the food was fabulous!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We love the soft shell crab every year. Carl really knows how to fix it. Delicious!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Restaurant listed as $$ for cost. Misleading as this should be listed as $$$ as appetizers, dinner and drinks for two came to $130 without tip. Food and service were excellent, but price level was not expected for a casual evening dinner. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a fab meal with a wonderful soft shell crab and the beet salad for starters, the trout special for our entree, carrot cake for dessert. Service was perfect. Congrats to chef Carl for his recent well deserved recognitions. Such a treat to have consistently beautiful, delicious, honest food."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "food was phenomenal!! hated that we were seated so close to next tables. felt like we had to monitor what we talked about. waiter forgot to place order for our appetizer and then didn't comp us anything for forgetting. will try again but will hope for better service for such an expensive restaurant."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "After JJ's was gone, and then Starkers I was heart broken. I had a friend who told me about Story a year ago and this is the first time I had a chance to go. The food is great and the service is wonderful. This is the kind of food you find in wine country. Fresh, I think some organics, local, and properly prepared. Don't miss it. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good food and drinks and service. Unfortunately the loud band playing at the Prairie Village Art Fair made us choose to eat indoors. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We sat outside and it was a great Spring evening. Our waitress was very accommodating and the food recommendations were outstanding. The Halibut was cooked to perfection and had great fixings! Same with the chicken and short ribs! Also, the rabbit ravioli was delish! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "we appreciate the sunday night specials but also love their regular menu so it is lovely to be at the restaurant any night of the week."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went on the night they were celebrating their 3 yr anniversary. We've been about a dozen times over that period and the food/service was as good as its ever been. I love this place. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014