Story

4.7
1958 reviews
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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. 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. Dinner is served Wednesday - Sunday 5pm - 10pm.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I live just three minutes from the restaurant, I'd never visited til Saturday evening. What a delightful experience. I didn't even feel like I was in a KC restaurant -- more like a sophisticated, stylish Chicago establishment. I let the waiter choose for me and he made great selections, including a nice wine. Happy to have STORY in my 'hood and can't say enough great things. Put this on your MUST visit list next time you're in the Prairie Village area! FIVE STARS

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Kansas City
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely phenomenal... every single dish. Our waiter was very professional. What we learned tonight is that we shouldn't have waited so long to go back to Story. They are easily in our top 5 restaurants.

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r
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved 'taco nite' -- should be a regular event! Think everyone would enjoy that.

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KF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the favorite restaurants of ours in Kansas City (and elsewhere)!

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Kansas City
132 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had only the special and it was ample and delicious: salmon, motel sauce, fingerling, spinach and fennel. We especially liked the fennel. We were placed in our preferred seating in the back, where it's quiet. Service was exemplary. We eat at Story frequently and are never disappointed.

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q
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Generally very good. No value wines offered. Comfortable, casual neighborhood setting. Seafood choices most often very well prepared. Sunday Night specials are especially attractive.
Service consistently a strong point.

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TC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderfully imaginative menu and great service. Especially love the different salads at this place.

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Kansas City
53 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Story in a few years and we are glad we returned. I had the swordfish and was very impressed. Three others had the halibut and were equally impressed. Our server was patient with us as we took our time and enjoyed the experience. We’ll definitely be back.

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j
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We attended a Wine Dinner at Story. It was a fun event. Beautiful restaurant. Not a warm and welcoming feel but food and drinks are wonderful.

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PR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing. The $10 Sunday special is a great way to try this place. They also have a great happy hour that u can make reservations for.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the evening was lovely....great food, professional service personnel, and we enjoyed the evening. Betty

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j
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect place to celebrate my husband's birthday.

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SK
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting changes to traditional cuisine. Staff seemed to care about the service and product they provided.

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TH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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MK
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our most favorite! Never disappoints!
I might change up the menu a bit.

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BW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never have had a bad meal here.

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MI
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Chris, has served us often. It was great to have him serve us again along with our out-of-town guests. What wonderful representation for Kansas City, Prairie Village and Story.

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n
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were very delicious and perfect, as always. Dining on Story’s patio is a true luxury experience. Greenery, a light breeze, and you feel like you are on vacation.

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S
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable Sunday supper on the patio. Very nice service. Great cocktail and excellent Sunday evening dinner special.

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r
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite "go to" restaurant in Kansas City for special occasions and this was indeed a very special
occasion, our golden wedding anniversary. They provided us with a nice window table for two and assigned
Rebecca as our waitress. She excelled in every way; polite, friendly, respectful and so fastidious. My wife hoped they would have a soft shell crab entree and she wasn't disappointed. Our caesar salad and the doughnuts for dessert were excellent as always. Thanks so much for a most memorable evening!
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LJ
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Story never disappoints. The food is phenomenal, and every bite is layered. The presentation is beautiful. I highly recommend.

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DS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with very good service. Pricey but well worth it.

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BB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner.

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e
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside during the Art fair and it was a wonderful experience. The manager that night went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and that speaks volumes. We had the halibut and short ribs, both were wonderful. Will be back soon!

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SW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We made reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary and noted it on our reservation.

It took 45 minutes to get our appetizers. The asparagus soup was weak and the ceviche was okay, overpowered by the lime.

The beer selection was poor for such a “quality” restaurant. The beer the server suggested tasted nothing like his description. I sent it back but was charged for that beer I never drank.

Dinner was served a hour after we ordered.

The dinner was overpriced.

We “sorta” got an apology from our server and someone in a suit, possibly a manager, said they were sorry, but that was it.

We will NEVER go back and will tell our friends to stay away.

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TM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early for our 7:30pm reservation but were seated quickly on the outdoor patio area anyway. The setting was nice, not overly crowded and our server was great and very prompt. Very nice experience.

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MC
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Halibut was excellent. Shared 4 desserts which were also delicious. Service was great!! Perfect dinner with friends.

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal as usual! The short Rib and halibut are delicious no matter when you dine at Story!

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D
Kansas City
133 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

For the first time, we found the place where we normally sit too noisy to even hear each other. It wasn't Storyy's fault. A party of four nearby were extraordinarily loud. We want to thank Murray for moving us to another place, which was a mild improvement, then ultimately outdoors on what was a perfect evening to be there. We each had the $38 pride fixe; my salad and halibut are my favorite meals at Story. Rex's short ribs, not so much. The server was very helpful.

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OT
Kansas City
54 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Story's rendition of soft shell crab is superior to any--including on Chesapeake Bay itself!

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional evening at Story! The service was excellent. We enjoyed the Tasting Menu with each course paired with a wonderful wine. It was the perfect way to celebrate a birthday.

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Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely, the food was amazing and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or just to have a really nice date night.

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ED
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We have always enjoyed the food at Story but sadly think this restaurant is on the way out. Wine pours and food portions are small and pricey. We were nearly the only table.

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Kansas City
133 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved my halibut. Wish I could make it so well. I would also like the recipe for the dressing on the green salad, which I have every time! My husband and I share the dessert of ice cream and sorbets. Given that this was Mother's Day dinner and the restaurant was packed, we thought the service was efficient and personable. We enjoyed chatting with Murray. Thanks for a nice evening.

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

We like Story, been many times, but this was not a good experience for Mother’s Day. We were seated 30 mins late for our reservation and the food took an EXTRAORDINARY long time to come.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Mother’s Day was not a good day to eat at this place. It took too long to be served even though we made a reservation at 5pm...

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did a new pre fix menu with wine pairings. Great wine choices to go with the food. Great menu

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SB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, it was great. Great drinks. Great food. Great service

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S
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This was the worse experience ever for the Cinco de Mayo dinner. We had made a request for the special shrimp tacos in advance. We got in to a super noisy place and were told that they were out of shrimp tacos. This place is super expensive (rated the most expensive restaurant in the KC area), very noisy, with cramped up seating and very sub par service. The food portions are such that unless you want to spend 300$ on a dinner for 2 , you should eat and go. The only reason why we have been going to this place is that we did find some of the food very tasty. I guess we won't be parting with any more money, for sub par service and tiny portions of tasty food in a noisy restaurant.

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