Luncheon with a friendI had lunch with a young friend this week. We were both impressed with the decor. The food was excellent in taste, presentation and service was good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who would like to be treated special.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasionI took my husband to Story for his birthday dinner based on other open table reviews. Story fully lived up to the recommendations. The food was superb and beautifully presented. The service was high class. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful lunchMy wife and I came from out of town (a two hour drive) to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary by attending the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins and then having lunch at Story. My wife had the seafood risotto and I had the chicken breast and we both were very pleased with our choices. The carrot soup and chocolate bread pudding also were excellent. We were happily surprised to find that the latter had "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate in chocolate sauce. And we took home a serving of Story's renown German chocolate cake for later that evening. We were not disappointed.
Frida and Story were a great combination. Story is now one of our very favorite restaurants. We shall return.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolute best soft shell crabAbsolute best soft shell crab in the metro area. Do not miss these while in season. You will not be disappointed!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and innovative food.Delicious and innovative food. Well prepared and presented.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazing food. EveryoneAbsolutely amazing food. Everyone in our group was EXTREMELY satisfied with their food. Will definitely be coming back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA Keeper!Happened to go on a Sunday night when special pricing available for one entree choice...a weekly event known to local clientele. I had it and is was great food at a phenomenal value...$10! My dining companion had a regularly priced meal which was also fabulous...about $28. Unbelievable that one could be as good as the other. Wines choices quite good at reasonable prices. Have filed contact info in iPhone along with notes about pricing for this night...will return when back in KC area!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSoft-shelled crabs, whichSoft-shelled crabs, which we each had as appetizer, were superb, as always. We then each had the fish special, striped bass, which was somewhat disappointing - seemed to be overcooked, which made them dry. Normally, Chef Carl does a great job with fish.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOur visit started out veryOur visit started out very good with the hostess accommodating our wish to sit outside under an umbrella at a table for 4 when we were only a party of 2. Due to weather and allergies, we asked to move inside and the staff was gracious and accommodating. Our mushroom risotto was so delicious that my friend and I were both tempted to order it again that night! Our server was one of the best I've ever had. She recommended a wine that neither of us had heard of. Her description of it was accurate and the wine was delicious. This is a great restaurant to visit when you want upscale dining.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 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 AMAwesome soft shell crabsLoved it, loved it......soooo delicious......in my view one of the 3 best restaurants in Kansas City!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodGreat experience overall, delicious dinner, attentive and knowledgeable service, not stuffy at all, lively and fun. Highly recommend.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMStory is always reliableWe were not disappointed in Story's second anniversary dinner featuring roast pig on tacos. Whatever they serve, it's good, though sometimes pricey. This was one of their Sunday night $10 specials and was delicious.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious rich food, everythingDelicious rich food, everything was perfectly cooked and presented beautifully and it was the best quality for a fair price.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fantastic. Never disappointeAlways fantastic. Never disappointed! We think it is the best restaurant in KC5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA very lovely evening!We had heard many great things about this restaurant. We went expecting great food and were not disappointed! The wonderful bread was made in house. The braised ribs were divine. The ceviche was quite good as well. I enjoyed the spinach salad. The German chocolate cake was lighter than one might think and was just right after a large dinner. The only thing a bit lacking was the service. We would not see our server for long periods but when she was there she was very kind. We were offered additional bread service but it never came. The assistant server brought our entrees and we inquired again about the bread; he said, "If she said she'll bring it I'm sure she'll bring it." She didn't. They were quite busy that night.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousMy 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 AMContinues to be a favoriteWe had another wonderful dinner at Story with food delicious and beautifully presented, great service and a lively, energetic atmosphere. Don't miss the soft shell crab before it disappears! We can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.5/19/2013 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 AMFrequent DinerWe love Story! Just dined there again with guests from out of town. All clean plates!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 AM