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Story Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.storykc.com
  • Email: storyrestaurant@gmail.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
  • "Great preparation, presentation, and service Well done"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Brought friends from out of town, they couldn't stop raving. Food was outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Story was the perfect place to mark a birthday milestone. They had a wonderful menu, the service was impeccable, nice atmosphere and pleasantly accommodated each of our three late seating changes (due to weather) . We would like to return to mark another milestone this summer. I will certainly recommend this to friends!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Story has been one of our favorites since it opened. We used to love Chef Carl's cooking when he was Sous Chef at Michael Smith. We brought Mom and Dad for their wedding anniversary for brunch. We really think it's one of the best times to dine. It's enough out of the way that it doesn't get really crowded with long waits like some of the more popular breakfast spots. I always love the duck empanadas, and my wife loved her seafood risotto."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Restaurant was super loud, so ruined the ambiance...felt like we were in a cafeteria. Service was slow, there was only 2 of us, and dinner took over 2 hrs. My artic char was really good, but small for the price. My husband ordered a medium rare steak that came out medium well. But the duck empenadas were fantastic, and for dessert, we had the donuts and lemon bars, both very good. There are many other places we'd choose before going back to Story (Cafe Provence, Novel), but glad we gave it a try."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Extcellent food and service. Everything is first class at Story."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "As season ticket holders at the Symphony we are always trying to find a restaurant to dine after the Sunday afternoon performance. I had seen where chef had won the Food and Wine award and was nominated again this year. I checked out the website and we gave it a try. First of all the design of the restaurant is superb, excellent use of space, interesting angles and curves, very appealing. Our waiter, whose name I have forgotten, was helpful, did not rush any decisions and still attentive. I won't go into the details of our selections but we were impressed with each item and only wished we could have tried more. It will have to be on our next visit. It is obvious that the focus is all about the food. Keep it that way."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Story has been a favorite for both my wife and me since it opened. The ceviche never disappoints. The donut desert was exceptional. I'm glad it is in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We shared a meal of small plates -- salad, ceviche, tuna, foie gras, lobster linguini. Every dish was perfectly executed. Our meal could not have been better - and we also enjoyed a very special bottle of rose which is often difficult to find if you want something dry."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I don't get a lot of chances to go out, especially on a Saturday night. He is a sous-chef at a nice restaurant as well and we have two kids under the age of two. When we get a night free we can be very exacting and have high standards on where we would like to spend our very limited time. Story met all of our expectations and more. The food was amazing and true to season, the service was attentive and friendly without being stuffy or pushy. They walked the line between a gourmet, delicate experience and being overly pretentious with ease. The restaurant is small and intimate but without feeling over stuffed just to fit that one more table in. The decor is minimal, but in the best of ways."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My daugher, who is quite a foodie, brought me to Story for a birthday brunch back in January. I immediately became a fan. I brought my husband in February for Valentine's Day, and he loved it as well. I brought a business friend in March, and we took advantage of the special food menu prices in the bar, she loved it and plans to bring her husband next. On this newest visit, I brought a friend for a girl's night out dinner, and we both had wonderful food and good service. I have now tried every type of dining here except the Sunday night special, so that is now on my list to try. I have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A neighbor mentioned the happy hour special on the fried chicken plate. Only $5 for the best fried chicken ever. Now we go whenever, regardless whether it is happy hour or not, because we've never had a better fried chicken anywhere else. We've tried many other options from their menus, and never been disappointed. The chef takes great care in his dishes. Creating the most amazing flavors. The service is always perfect!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Chef's presentation of black cod is just over the top! A very special treat!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have dined at Story countless times (lunches and dinners) and never once have been disappointed in any aspect of the restaurant. This past Sunday we enjoyed the flank steak entrée which was featured as the Sunday Entrée Special. The smoked duck appetizer was especially delicious with a crispy crust - a nice blend of textures and flavors. Matt, again, gave us impeccable service and the ambience was comfortable and rather low-key, considering the restaurant was fully occupied. This is, without a doubt, our favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great food, fabulous although expensive cocktails and breath-taking service from Stacie! Best caesar salad in town- bread to die for! Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Story in a while - so we went for our anniversary and it was wonderful. Besides having the best ceviche in town (possibly the world)...we loved the octopus, risotto, and duck empanadas. We'll be back sooner this time!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are always amazed at the food, ambience and friendliness of the Staff....all are professional and we have never ever been disappointed. Thank you all"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I visited this restaurant some time ago and really didn't care for the food and hadn't been back. This time I was really impressed with the food and service. Very expensive - my friend and I shared dinner and each had one glass of wine and the bill was $100.00 - but I'll go back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great dining experience in all respects! They are the best restaurant in Kansas City. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This is my second visit to Story and the food continues to amaze! I had the risotto as my entree and the bread pudding for dessert. Both were flavorful and well-presented. I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We did our couples night out at Story. Everything was great! Only drawback is pricey to revisit soon!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Story's Sunday Night Entree for $10 is the best value in Kansas City--bar none! Chef's weekly creations are his usual rich in flavor, fresh ingredient creations that adorn the regular menu. It attracts a lively crowd for a great weekend finale! Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant. Enjoyed the experisnece. More expensive than I expected."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Story never fails to impress me, Always excellent service and the food is spectacular always!! Dessert must have is the german chocolate cake it is to die for!!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First time to this restaurant. Fabulous dinner. We had duck empanadas and ceviche for starters and the artic char and the special red snapper for our main. The German chocolate cake and the lemon bar were a perfect finish to a special evening."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been huge fans of Story since it opened in 2011. It was VERY good back then, amazingly good for an unknown chef opening his first little place. But now, NOW, it is just off the charts AMAZING & INCREDIBLE! And, he just continues to get better! The level of flavor & finesse Chef Carl puts into all of his food is just hard to describe, but the minute you take that first bite, you know something very special, and totally ethereal, is going on in that kitchen. Absolutely nothing disappoints! And so it was with this Valentines Tasting Menu; perfection to the point of talking about it for days, even comparing it to "certain chefs" in Napa Valley, saying, “Finally, there’s no need to go to California to find truly great food – it is here!”"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "ingredients were well paired and layered nicely, like a science, although some dishes translated better than others. service was excellent and the ambiance elegant. recommend getting the doughnuts AND the ice cream, which made an amazing combination. I'm a hard sell, nor do I usually bother with a review, but I was very impressed and will definitely return as well as recommend."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Went here the day my fiancé and I got engaged. Outstanding food and ambiance."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had the wine pairings dinner Valentine's weekend. I loved all the wines, the food was great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I chose Story -- based on some excellent recommendations from sophisticated friends -- as the location to ask my girlfriend to marry me. The food was exquisite (the veal -- oh my god), the service exceptional, and the ambiance was perfect. Story will be a part of our "story" forever."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had dinner at Story on February 15. The food and wine were excellent. Not a large selection but what they offered was excellent. Service was slow but it was extremely busy. Not very big, so I recommend reservations."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service and dinner were outstanding! Absolutely delicious!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Story is fantastic as usual. The ceviche is phenomenal; best in town. We had the Arctic char and steak. Both we're prefect. Our server was a little new and was a little odd but certainly did not ruin our experience. For a local, well prepared meal, you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Excellent. General Manager down to servers are all great!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Staff was professional and courteous, cocktails were perfectly mixed, but space was tight and incredibly loud for what had the appearance of a intimate restaurant. My husband was afraid he would accidentally sit on someone's plate whenever he got up from the table, and he and I could barely hear each other during dinner, although we were (obviously) seated at the same table."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had never been to Story. before, but had wanted to go for a while. I'm glad that I wasn't disappointed....the servers were really attentive and gracious from then moment we sat down. From the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts, everything tasted great. I had a couple of drinks that the waitress/server recommended and they were made perfectly. Thanks for the great dining experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Story has good food and is a nice place. The service was a bit scrambled. We went on Valentine's night and they were quite busy. The food was good. Our waitress seemed to take a long time serving our wine. It felt pretty crowded. When we were leaving, didn't know which way the door. Ended up going to the end of what they would call the bar, it only seats about 4."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Story. We went to celebrate our anniversary on Valentine's Day. The service & food were impeccable! Would recommend to anyone looking for a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food, ambience, and service at this fabulous little restaurant. Staff was pleasant, helpful, but not hoverers. House-made fresh bread and softened butter sprinkled with course salt started out the evening. Cocktails were reasonably priced for a restaurant of this type and caliber. Mahi-mahi was perfectly seared, but still moist and flaky. The shrimp sauce that accompanied the fish was outstanding with Carolina rice, capers, and artichokes. Wonderful! Dessert was poached pears, still warm, with whipped mascarpone in a flavorful spicy wine sauce. All-in-all a memorable experience. Highly recommend it for a special occasion if a quiet relaxed atmosphere and fine dining experience is what you're looking for."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Wonderful food and spectacular drinks. Love this place, will return!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014