Story

4.7
1736 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Wednesday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the bar

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Phone number
(913) 236-9955
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carl Thorne-Thomsen, 2013 James Beard Semifinalist Best Chef Midwest
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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.
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Private party contact
Carl Thorne-Thomsen: (913) 236-9955
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
69th Terrace and Mission
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Special events & promotions
Visit our website for special events at www.storykc.com/events

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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1736 People Are Saying
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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and wait staff.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Short ribs were very good, as was the halibut. The service was slow, at best, and it seemed as if we were an inconvenience to our server.

We will not be rushing to return.

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent . Was a little a little loud but service mad it a good expérience

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JC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Story many times and have never been disappointed. In fact, we have always left very happy. Ask Travis for his wine selections and Jeremy is an awesome server.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Lamb loin was tough and hard to chew. Flavor was good tho

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CR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious, especially the octopus appetizer. Great service from Nellie.

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K
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience; great wait staff; solid, though somewhat limited menu.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here many times and always impressed with the quality of the food and the attention to taste and appearance. Will always go back!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Our food was excellent as was the service. The problem was that is extremely hot in the restaurant and that really hindered the experience.

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WS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My chicken was a little tough. It as suprrising as the food has always been great. My wife's chicken was fine. The service was fine although he could have checked a little more than he did. It is a value for the money.

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DW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Great food. Exorbitant wine prices. We don’t mind paying twice the retail value, but three times is too much.

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BZ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful fried chicken special. Good service, fair pricing!

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G
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always deliciously prepared entrees, good to great service and an outstanding wine list!

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D
Kansas City
100 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely eat steak. This was delicious with the addition of pistachios. The squash noodles and fingerlings were very good too. The green salad was perfect. The only mild complaint is that the hibiscus sorbet, which I've eaten before, was a little icy- probably in the freezer a bit too long.

A nice Fathers Day meal.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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DE
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day

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K
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazingly artful...well plated and delicious.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food! I would highly recommend. We had the short ribs and they were amazing.

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n
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Third visit. Meals were outstanding except 1 fish not cooked as well as liked. Should have said something but didn't. Great leftovers.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place not for economy dining but great for a date.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall very good. Price is a little steep though given the portion size. But everything was great.

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JR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, halibut was great, service was excellent!!

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D
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the halibut and it was fabulous, portion was reasonable and paired well the rest of the meal. It was served hot and well plated, plate did lack color, which was a put off, however once you tasted the crispy halibut, you forgot about everything but the next bite. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We enjoyed the visit with friends, and a great meal, evenings just don’t get much better then that.

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D
Kansas City
99 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really enjoyed the tacos. We've had them most years. The usually reliable green salad had something hot in it that made me cough. Maybe it was just large bits of black pepper. I loved the hyacinth sorbet! Daniel was a little forgetful about a few requests, but otherwise a very nice meal.

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a
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to dine at Story and I was very pleased. The meal was excellent and the pomegranate spritzer was delicious as well. I will bring friends with me next time.

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n
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal, excellent drinks and amazing service at Story! Every time we visit, the whole experience is spot on. We've been eating here for special 'friends night out' for several years and it is always a good experience!

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HK
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect... Halibut was outstanding!

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RO
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite restaurant in this area. We were able to sit outside in the lovely patio. The food got rave reviews from each of us. Especially good, the sauce served alongside the steak. The plates invite an appetite just by the presentation alone. Then each bite fulfills the promise. Staff always well informed and cordial. We will return many more times.

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M
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Went on Mother's Day. The restaurant was about 1/2 full, but it took us nearly 2 hours for dinner. Very very slow. Courses were not staged at all. Would not recommend.

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MM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! I've been dreaming about going back...ummmm... my birthday is in June!

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KH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous dining experience. Great cocktails, excellent food and superb helpful service. We all thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated our evening at Story.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Story is a BEST of Kansas City! Make sure to try the Soft Shell Crabs when in season.

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KC
Kansas City
145 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Story! Carl does the best soft-shelled crab we've had (including NY City & Washington DC). Our server was also superb, including excellent recommendations on wine.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent, as always

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I go to Story regularly. I hesitated writing a review because I wanted to keep the restaurant selfishly secret . But Greatness should be shared! Food is absolutely top notch! Beginning with the Parmesan chef’s treat to the best sweetbreads ! Everything is good at Story! I wish the chef would do seasonal cooking classes. If only.... He is of Michelin quality! Highly recommended!

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m
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dine here at least once/month. We both particularly like the Caesar salad, and I really like the Paloma cocktail.

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LP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We dined in Story last weekend, they're welcoming and the ambiance was very modern and place was pretty quiet. They got good wine collection but they're on the expensive end compared to their food and also got some good cocktails to sip. We ordered Duck empanadas, Bisque and Risotto as appetizers, and they're are good except the rice in Risotto is little undercooked but tastes great. My wife wanted Halibut but it seems like their favorite dish and they're out of Halibuts for that evening, but Sword fish is great and their Chicken breast is the juiciest one I ever got anywhere else and Veal tenderloin is good too. I ordered Rib eye with medium rare, it's really good with good balance of spice and taste but instead of pink I got little red at the center(I'm not a steak expert here) and we ended our meal with lemon pudding cake and maple panna cotta both of them are good. I'd highly recommend this to anybody who wants to taste some good food. The only thing that they can do better is, nobody asked us how's everything tasting, it's okay if they're confident on their food but I still feel they should ask about it.

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Story and the food was just as good as the first time. The Tasting option was great to get an assortment of food. Our waiter was super friendly and our drinks were always filled. He also was great at telling us the drink options and his recommendations. Will definitely come back.

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CO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary dinner. Hemingway cocktail was fabulous. Pear salad and risotto were terrific. My husband got the short ribs with gnocchi which was wonderful. Dessert was chocolate torte - beautiful.

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CE
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always perfectly prepared, wines pair nicely. My only knock is where we sat was a bit dark. I'm older and like to have decent light but that doesn't take away from the experience. Service always is attentive and good. A bit more expensive but then you get what you pay for and this place is worth every dime.

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