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Story, Prairie Village, KS
Story, Prairie Village, KS
Story, Prairie Village, KS
Story, Prairie Village, KS
Story, Prairie Village, KS

Story

4.7
4.7
2835 Reviews
$30 and under
Modern European
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 2022 and 2013 James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef Midwest and FOOD & WINE magazine's The People's Best New Chef: Midwest. Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen is FOOD & WINE Magazine's The People's Best New Chef National Winner for 2014.

Story features comfortable dining room, patio and bar seating. Story accepts reservations and walk-ins Wednesday - Sunday 4:30pm - 8:30pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (913) 236-9955
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Carl Thorne-Thomsen, JBF nominee
  • Private party facilities
    Story is an elegant, upscale restaurant serving seasonal, creative American cuisine. Story's sleek, modern dining room seats 75 guests. A bar area and large patio offer additional space.
  • Private party contact
    Carl Thorne-Thomsen: (913) 236-9955
  • Neighborhood
    Prairie Village
  • Cross street
    69th Terrace and Mission
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,835 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kansas City, KS

    Best Food

  • Kansas City, KS

    Innovative

  • Kansas City, KS

    Healthy

  • Kansas City, KS

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kansas City, KS

    Great for fine wines

  • Kansas City, KS

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Kansas City, KS

    Romantic

2,835 Reviews
  1. JohnF

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a server who was good, but not exactly present.

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  2. Midwestfoodie

    Kansas City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our experience and meals at Story. It is always consistently exceptional. The patio dining last night was just perfection.

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  3. JonK

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu always a great offering of both new and classic entrees and starters. Tonight we had the soft-shell crab, empanadas and mushroom bisque - all superb.

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  4. KathleenC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, service was good! Overall great experience

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  5. Annzio

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon and the short ribs were perfectly prepared with great flavor. Our server, Maria, was absolutely top notch.

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  6. JoyceT

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food & excellence service!!! Will definitely return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best meal & the best service. The entrees were great, the mahi mahi & the short rib. The mushroom bisque & the doughnuts were amazing!!! No complaints, service was great as well!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Dining room was fairly empty and had a paint smell. Ordered Mahi Mahi and it came out pan seared and very raw on inside. Not going back and for the price, don’t waste your time.

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  9. Fans

    Kansas City

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Story is a fabulous place to go. The atmosphere very appealing and comfortable, the staff is professional, courteous and knowledgeable and the food is absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. I highly recommend going.

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  10. MarkL

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in town. We will return for social occasions regularly.

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  11. LadarronW

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    LARS was the BOMB!!! Great food. Great wine AND whiskey!

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  12. PamD

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE this restaurant! Fabulous food. A little pricey but probably worth it.

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  13. ShelleJ

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent food. Beautifully presented and delicious.

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  14. RosalindS

    Kansas City

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to celebrate a late Valentine’s Day. The wine list has choices for every taste. The food is innovative and delicious. The pear salad was to die for. The mushroom bisque was flavorful and the bread served with it wonderful. I had the Risotto and my Husband had the chicken. Both were beyond compare. Donuts for dessert finished off the meal. I would highly recommend Story for special occasions and date nights. If they brought back the wine tasting dinners on Thursday nights it would be perfect. I really miss them and nobody else does it as well as Chef Carl.

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  15. cltdiner81

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall had really great food. Good variety of selections available for those that are gluten free. Definitely will go back, service was good but could be better.

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  16. Scott

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The spare rib was excellent. Good service and ambiance.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at Story. We look forward to returning! We started with the duck empanadas - unique perfection! We were also pleased with our entrees and with the wine list and chose a bottle. Our service was excellent and we hope to try Story seasonally to see how the menu changes …

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  18. CourtneyJ

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding experience in every way. Took friends who had never been to Story. They were super impressed. It started with superior food, great service, a lively ambiance, great desert, and a personal send off from the manager! Fantastic experience. And on our many visits, it is consistently one of the best restaurants in KC!

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  19. katied

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Story is one of my favorite restaurants. However, last night it took 1 hour to get our food and our dinner wasn't as great as previous visits to the restaurant. Not sure what happened last night.

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  20. LisaK

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely day after Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband. Excellent service and yummy food and drink. We need to get there more often!

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  21. mikeb

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the Valentines Day Pre menu. We had a great time and the service and meal were exceptional. Timed courses came out accordingly with no delays or temp issues. Every course was excellent. They even managed our Gluten Free requests and covered it on the first visit to the table. Well done Story!

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  22. Disappointed

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Made a valentines reservation two weeks in advance and even with the reservation didn’t get seated until 30 minutes late due to not enough tables. Wasn’t aware there was a pre-fixed menu that night that you had to order from at $150 per person and no substitutions. Was hoping that with us not being seated until 7:30 (reservation was at 7) that they could’ve done more service wise or in terms of final bill but they did not. The food was good, but overall what we paid was not worth the service of experience.

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  23. pjnoel

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Food was delicious but a bit pricy.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my girlfriend here for a Valentine’s dinner and we were happy about the excellent service and food. This would be my third time here but first for a special occasion.

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  25. MARJN

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting, service, and food were wonderful. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door. We had an early reservation and were not rushed for others coming in to dine after us. The mahi mahi and salmon were both delicious!

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  26. Slick

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Story never disappoints. The food and the service are always top notch.

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  27. StephV

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and our waiter Lars was wonderful. Overall a great experience, we will definitely be back to continue the Story!

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  28. HomerK

    Kansas City

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scrumptious food, outstanding wine, great service. An unbeatable combination.

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  29. paget

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tom and I had a very nice time with our friends last night at Story. We were given the table that we particularly like in the alcove. We had the Restaurant Week menu and found the food delicious. We had a great time talking to each other too. Thank you. Paget Higgins

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  30. CarolynM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was amazing! the staff was very attentive and kind.

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  31. JenniferB

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly, it was really cold outside and we were seated by a window. We got door cold air and window cold air. Otherwise, food and server/chris were great.

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  32. JennieC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food from the beginning of the meal to the end was fantastic! So well flavored and presentation was lovely.

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  33. KittyRN

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for restaurant week and it was wonderful. I had the Caesar salad, salmon and chocolate cake. A great value for $55! A hidden gem in the PV shops.

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  34. Bobby

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful food experience. Love the wine choices which are available. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and appropriate wines.

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  35. LEIGHANN

    Kansas City

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful selection for restaurant week. Jeremy is a great server and all the food was delicious and creative. Always love going there.

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  36. Whatsoever

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    From the start, should have said something about a seriously undersized wine pour. Compared to the reasonably filled wine glasses being delivered to other tables I was at a loss for words to ask it barely filled the bottom of the glass. During busy restaurant week it was hard to catch a server. Will avoid restaurant week in future, it felt like you were being processed through a meal that had been made for the masses.

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  37. AshleyS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The beef short rib was amazing! Excellent service too the entire experience was over the top.

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  38. GraceR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambiance, friendly server, and great food!

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  39. KCdiner

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Story worth remembering. The service was not intrusive but always right there. The food was scrumptious.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but a little salty. I had heard so many wonderful things about Story, I was expecting more. Overall an enjoyable meal, but not outstanding.

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FAQs

Story offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 236-9955.

Story is rated 4.7 stars by 2835 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Story

3931 W. 69th Terr., Prairie Village, KS 66208

Additional information

  • Cross street
    69th Terrace and Mission
  • Neighborhood
    Prairie Village
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Carl Thorne-Thomsen, JBF nominee
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (913) 236-9955
  • Private party facilities
    Story is an elegant, upscale restaurant serving seasonal, creative American cuisine. Story's sleek, modern dining room seats 75 guests. A bar area and large patio offer additional space.
  • Private party contact
    Carl Thorne-Thomsen: (913) 236-9955
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