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.
Happy Hour: Wednesday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the bar
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As usual the service was very attentive and the food was delicious. Presentation is extraordinary. We always enjoy our visits to Story.
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.
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!
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!
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.
The fried chicken special is the best!
Will accommodate food allergies. Great staff, great place. Probably my favorite!
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.
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!!!
I loved it! Can’t wait to go back again! Delicious food, great ambiance and super service! Highly recommend it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loved it, hadn't been there before, took a couple from San Francisco and they loved it.
Thanks for the fun time!
Great food with delicious taste combinations. Well done
We always look forward to having dinner at Story. Food is wonderful, service great. We will be back.
One of our favorites because the food is awesome! We can count on a gourmet meal with exceptional service every time.
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!!
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!
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.
Duck empanadas were amazing. The house made bread was mouthwatering. I’ve dreamt about it every night.
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.
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.
Halibut was disappointing...over cooked. Wine was $18 a glass...too expensive. Ribeye was excellent...only thing that stood out all evening.
The quality of food and beverage service are exceptional!
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.
There was a strange smell, fruit flies everywhere and trash on the bathroom floor. Not acceptable when dinner for 2 with wine was $300.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Outstanding service, chef attuned to dietary restrictions and great wine selection
Fantastic food! Service was a little slow.
This is one of the best meals I have had in my life. Every thing was too notch.
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.
We all had Sunday's special. Sublime! Appetizers and dessert were wonderful, too. We'll keep coming back.
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.
Wonderful experience sitting outdoors. Great server!! The food was cooked to perfection with outstanding flavor. Highly recommended!!
Celebrated our Anniversary. The service was great, everyone was very attentive. Food and drinks were great, no complaints. Will return again.