Story

4.7
1808 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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 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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Modern European, American, Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Wednesday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the bar
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(913) 236-9955
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Carl Thorne-Thomsen, 2013 James Beard Semifinalist Best Chef Midwest
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Carl Thorne-Thomsen: (913) 236-9955
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
69th Terrace and Mission
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Visit our website for special events at www.storykc.com/events
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
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

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Tue - Thu 9:00PM - 9:30PM

What 1808 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
LC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the service was very attentive and the food was delicious. Presentation is extraordinary. We always enjoy our visits to Story.

Report
Helpful
e
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At the top of my favorite restaurants list. It is not only a favorite for dinner, but also for their Wednesday nights when fried chicken is on the menu and for their Sunday night dinner special.

Report
Helpful
OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really liked this place. It's modern with a cool vibe and the staff was first rate. Our server Dan was extremely knowledgeable about both the menu and the wine list. He gave us his recommendations... Which were spot on. We decided to start with the pork and squash ravioli and the smoked duck empanadas. Both were delicious. Then we split the braised short ribs with the gnocchi. They were kind enough split our entree and it was more than enough. We ended with the German chocolate cake and a port. Stupid good. We'll definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ravioli appetizer was amazing. I'd love to have this option as a dinner! The beef short rib was also excellent, but inconsistent. 5 of us ordered it & mine was SO tender and yummy and my husbads was very dry and not the same. The doughnut appetizer & German chocolate cake, both excellent. Overall, great meal!

Report
Helpful
OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were given a table by the window, as requested. Our waiter came by fairly quickly. My food was very tasty and very well presented. Our service was timely.

Report
Helpful
KC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken special is the best!

Report
Helpful
r
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will accommodate food allergies. Great staff, great place. Probably my favorite!

Report
Helpful
TG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been wanting to try Story for a long time. I finally got the opportunity last Saturday. The Food was AMAZING, and our waiter Daniel was equally as amazing. I will definitely be back for another fantastic dinner.

Report
Helpful
LB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding! This was our first time at Story and he was very helpful and knowledgeable with the menu. The seafood risotto was a touch to salty but overall the food was very good. The German Chocolate cake was outstanding!!!

Report
Helpful
CM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! Can’t wait to go back again! Delicious food, great ambiance and super service! Highly recommend it!

Report
Helpful
TK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best overall dining experiences my wife and I have had in a long time. My short ribs were done with a delicious glaze, smoked gnocchi and green beans. My wife had a vegetarian platter. Both Meal's wonderful. Quiet, good value wine, fine dessert.

Report
Helpful
D
Kansas City
109 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband had the special. I had the chicken, adapted to GF LF needs. We both found them delicious. Two minor issues: his Salmon was to have come with leeks but he found no trace of them. My sorbet was on the icy side, no biggie, but it happens from time to time. Otherwise it is smooth and very good.

Report
Helpful
DA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Story! It's become customary for my wife and I to eat there once a month or so. We often have the Sunday $10 entree, but usually eat off the regular menu as well. We have found our favorite server Nellie to be delightful and extremely attentive and helpful.

Report
Helpful
JC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Very modern and contemporary spot. Service was great. A slight bait and switch on the Sunday special as it apparently "sold out" pretty quick. Also the drinks were listed at one price and showed as another on the bill. No correction offered. Other than that, the place was great and I would go again.

Report
Helpful
EJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, hadn't been there before, took a couple from San Francisco and they loved it.

Thanks for the fun time!

Report
Helpful
LP
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with delicious taste combinations. Well done

Report
Helpful
DE
Kansas City
137 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to having dinner at Story. Food is wonderful, service great. We will be back.

Report
Helpful
AC
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites because the food is awesome! We can count on a gourmet meal with exceptional service every time.

Report
Helpful
MM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was outstanding, our server, Nellie, was thoughtful and attentive. It was my mother-in-law’s 94th birthday and they greeted her with “happy birthday”, and brought her dessert with a lighted candle. She was thrilled and will remember how special our evening was! We enjoyed everything about Story!!

Report
Helpful
W
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I did not like how they sat us next to another group when there was plenty of room to spread out in the restaurant. With that said, the food was excellent and the service is great!

Report
Helpful
LK
Kansas City
43 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We live so close to Story, but it never seemed like the right time to try it. Last minute we decided to stop on the way home after a movie and it was available on Open Table. Everything was delicious. The server was attentive and had just the right dry sense of humor. That basil on top of the Hemingway started things off with pure pleasure. We will be back. Thanks, Story.

Report
Helpful
OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck empanadas were amazing. The house made bread was mouthwatering. I’ve dreamt about it every night.

Report
Helpful
OT
Kansas City
48 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

WOW---so surprised that one of my favorites would have such an off night. Pasta was served at room temperature and halibut was very dry. And, our server was horrible. Unfortunately Carl was not there. Reluctant to return any time soon but hopefully Carl will turn things around. He is so talented.

Report
Helpful
CE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

My only quibble is the lighting which varies wildly throughout the restaurant, unfortunately we ended up in a dark corner. Will specify someplace better lit next time. Food and service stunning, wine per glass a tad skimpy; 6oz for 9oz prices but we don't go for wine. We have always been wowed with the food, it's the best we've had anywhere.

Report
Helpful
SH
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Halibut was disappointing...over cooked. Wine was $18 a glass...too expensive. Ribeye was excellent...only thing that stood out all evening.

Report
Helpful
DJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of food and beverage service are exceptional!

Report
Helpful
D
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was half full, yet they sat my wife and I (on our anniversary), next to the noisy kitchen. Our service was horrible - our server would disappear for 15-20 min after every visit (when the restaurant was dead) and brought us the wrong wine (a more expensive one) then still charged me for the more expensive one. The food was good, but the portions were so tiny, I left there still hungry. This was supposed to be a special occasion and turned into a gigantic disappointment. I will not return here.

Report
Helpful
MM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

There was a strange smell, fruit flies everywhere and trash on the bathroom floor. Not acceptable when dinner for 2 with wine was $300.

Report
Helpful
DA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. The Sunday $10 entree is an exceptional value that we often take advantage of. However, much of the time only one of us (my wife and I) will have the special, while the other will eat off the regular menu. It's always a special treat and makes our weekend special. This is truly one of Kansas City's gems.

Report
Helpful
KC
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always love Story. The food is fantastic! The ceviche and lobster tagliatelle are both delicious. I loved my salad of pears and frisee. The halibut was also really good. Service was excellent. My only issue with Story is the price of the glasses of wine. I think both Chardonnays available by the glass were at least $18. The food is pricey as well, but is so good, it is worth it. This is a very good place for a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
WP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This venue is the first where the food far exceeds the written descriptions. Every dish was vibrant, flavorful, and perfectly presented. I will be back frequently!

Report
Helpful
T
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was not very friendly or attentive. The portion sizes were very small. I had the halibut and there was nothing special about it. I think one would expect more from food and service in this price range.

Report
Helpful
OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, chef attuned to dietary restrictions and great wine selection

Report
Helpful
OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food! Service was a little slow.

Report
Helpful
S
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best meals I have had in my life. Every thing was too notch.

Report
Helpful
B
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday dinner was perfect as my ratings show . This is in the running for my all time favorite restaurant. And I’m old. Well traveled. This is the best.

Report
Helpful
MS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We all had Sunday's special. Sublime! Appetizers and dessert were wonderful, too. We'll keep coming back.

Report
Helpful
AB
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. We had a wonderful time. The ravioli appetizer is out of this world. Everyone enjoyed every dish and I didn't hear a negative comment at any point in the meal. The restaurant was quiet enough to carry on a conversation without yelling across the table. This was our second time eating at Story and we will definitely be back. I highly recommend it.

Report
Helpful
A
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience sitting outdoors. Great server!! The food was cooked to perfection with outstanding flavor. Highly recommended!!

Report
Helpful
MM
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our Anniversary. The service was great, everyone was very attentive. Food and drinks were great, no complaints. Will return again.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
46

Tweets by Story