Story

4.7
1926 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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us for our $10 Sunday Entree. Sign up for our email list on our website to be notified of specials or follow us on social media. The full regular dinner menu will also be available. Summer entrees include soft shell crab, halibut, swordfish, veal tenderloin, seafood risotto, short ribs & more.

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Denver
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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D
Kansas City
129 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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r
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the Cinco de Mayo assortment. Super fun and festive!

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

The food, service, and ambiance was perfect, as usual.

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SK
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Stylish and consistently good! Starters were awesome. The veal dish with morel sauce was great but too much salt. Not worth complaining about while the kids were getting impatient.

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

Story never disappoints. It is located in an unassuming shopping area, but stepping inside is elegant and instantly calming.
The food is superb, and the wine pairings are always perfectly tuned.
Whether for craft cocktails and a light bite at the hi-tops, or to explore the full menu, we will go back again and again.

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DJ
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great date night with my husband! We ordered the prix fixe menu and every course was amazing. I wish we would have tried the wine pairings, in retrospect. Next time!

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

Was great as always

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LA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lots of fun, in addition to a memorable dinner. The kids menu was varied and delicious, so even the children had a wonderful tasting adventure.

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D
Kansas City
129 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I planned to have the special,lake trout, but learned that they were dredged in advance in flour and pistachios. I switched my order to the chicken and it was so good, I didn't mind. My husband said the lake trout was also good. One minor issue: the mint sorbet, which I've had twice, is delicious but icy and hard to eat,

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q
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always love your fish!

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GG
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food and appreciate the Sunday specials

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o
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice service. The atmosphere was nice. Service was excellent and food superb. Price point was reasonable.

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M
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, amazing service, and will always be our special place for our anniversary. The swordfish was perfectly prepared, and the doughnuts for dessert, how could you go wrong?

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KC
Kansas City
169 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ridge wine dinner was superb. As always Chef Carl’s food was outstanding, & the red wines were excellent (the white got mixed reviews at our table)
As always, Story is one of the better dining options in KC

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MB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and consistent food. Professional and knowledgeable wait staff. We have eaten their several times and have never been disappointed.

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AA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

waiter had a flippant attitude. We made reservation for the Sunday night dinner and he said we should of been in line at 5:00 that it ran out in one hour. Pour service and bait and switch advertising. Have always enjoyed this restaurant but now will not go back and will spread the word. We live in PV…disappointed !!!

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MS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we've been there and thought it was very good.

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AR
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to eat at Story. I loved the playful menu items. Rather enjoyable and i would definitely go again.

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RG
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat on the patio during a charming evening. The cork fee is high ($35) & they have to check your bottle. Except that, food is incredible. The veal is to die for

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p
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Story. The food was delicious and we look forward to coming back. The service was good too and the noise was not too bad. We are old and don't hear as well as we used to.
Thank you for a really nice evening.

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s
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start with the duck empanadas -- fantastic! The short ribs are incredible! If you go on Wednesday, I'd truly recommend at least one person in the group getting the fried chicken -- the best I've ever had. Right now is soft shell crab season and that is just magical. All of the desserts are good -- the German chocolate cake only has toasted coconut on top, which is an amazing option for the coconut challenged folks.

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LJ
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my first time to try the Sunday special. Value and flavor were outstanding, as was presentation. The only thing I'd say is that the waiter told us the chef liked to serve the steaks medium-rare and we wanted medium. Some of both our steaks were closer to medium-rare but I felt like I'd offend someone if I sent mine back. I could eat most of it though, and the service and value were all top-notch.

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F
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME - loved The entire experience - everything tasted just perfectly prepared to a “t!” Out of this world!
Kevin, the server was attentive, knowledgeable and respectful at the same time!
We cannot believe this is a neighborhood place - we feel transported to some big city, but absolutely love that Story is in our own backyard!
We cannot wait to return!
Thank to all the hardworking, creative folks at Story!

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R
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only disappointment was the smoked duck empanadas-- not enough duck filling and too heavy barbecue sauce flavor.

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OT
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Story tonight for soft shell crabs. We were not disappointed! Started with an octopus, chanterelles, poached egg and crispy potatoes app. Excellent! Well cooked octopus, extra crispy potatoes with an egg that had a runny yolk.
Crab cake out between crushed fingerling potatoes, cauliflower, and angel hair slaw. Deep fried lightly, crisp the crab meat was tasty and delicate. Wait staff made an excellent Chablis pairing for us. We will make this an annual dinner!

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m
Kansas City
64 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! I would not recommend the steak tartare, but everything else we had was delicious, we all especially loved the halibut it was fantastic.

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D
Kansas City
129 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Sunday specials. This time it was cod, which my husband liked, and I took advantage of the first serving of soft shell crab. I appreciate the chef's willingness to make this dish gluten and lactose free for me.

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P
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was our first time. Not alot of people. Nice but not impressive for the price point. duck empanadas were amazing. entre for my wife and i was ok, good taste but not wow. Her chicken was ok, she thought maybe a tad undercooked. My rib meat was very tender and great taste but for me a bit more fatty than i was expecting. Thats on me though, didn't think ahead. Overall it was ok.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The short rib dish is one of the best things I've had anywhere in the KC metro.

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d
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dinners at Story. Food is excellent!

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HK
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience, Carl is one of our favorite Chef/Restaurant owners not just in Kansas City, but we believe competes with the finest chefs in the world. Ravioli was incredible! Service truly a cut above. Well done Story!

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G
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an attentive waiter. Our food was delicious. My husband had the short rib and I had Mahi-mahi. I would suggest these dishes. A wonderful meal and we will be back.

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LL
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the prix fixe menu with the wine pairing and overall, it was fantastic! I didn't really enjoy the peas plate, with the endive and radish (it was a bitter to me) but other than that, everything else was very good and the service was delightful. I will definitely return!

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