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Story

4.8
2215 Reviews
$30 and under
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 4:30pm - 8:30pm. (COVID-19 Temporary hours.)

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2215 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional-friendly & professional. Food (halibut & swordfish) was outstanding!

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SusanM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for my birthday dinner. We had the Lobster Tagliatelle & Short ribs.

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vipLEIGHANN
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food with great service. Great heat lamps outside on the patio as well.

Thank you!

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Shawng1
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good! The servers seemed to either lack training or they just didn’t really care.

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vipBooboo
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We had. female server who just seemed to have a bad attitude. Every question or comment was answered with a curt quick I Don’t Care response
. Initially we felt it was just us, it she treated the table of two younger ladies beside us the same way. It’s pretty bad when you have 2 tables of four women( all by the way dressed up, ordering wine and cocktails, salads, entrees, etc, and it was an unpleasant evening due to your server. Sad indeed. I would have left less of a tip but I just can’t amidst COVID. I know every restaurant and all staff are struggling and I feel privileged to be well, out and dining, but this was a sad display of inappropriate curt ness when both my table and the other table were trying to be nice despite her attitude. Might not be back for awhile. Sorry

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vipRobandTeri
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creatively prepared and presented. The service is outstanding and we enjoy working with Jeremy!

We think that the outdoor patio is one of the most spacious in the city!

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MikeH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was superb! So fresh. Perfect portions to enjoy. We both had the halibut fish and it was the best cooked I have had in the whole KC area. Grew up on the coast and have had all types of seafood but none as wonderful as what the Story served. Our waiter Josh was very informative of the menu and attentive. We cannot wait to go back again to have such exquisite food. Thank you Story for making our date night one to remember.

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vipDaBigEasy
Kansas City
121 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great date night with my wife. Great service, good food. You should try.

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toniannz
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating in the dining room or on the patio. Beautifully prepared dishes and a wonderful wine list.

BT
vipBossTime
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Kansas City, a go to choice for special occasions.

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SarahJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service! Highly recommend their wine, cocktails and any of their entrees- all simply delicious!!!

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vipKCKL
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Story, but hadn't been lately. We were able to get a reservation for four outside. So happy we did because they have expanded the patio and it was hopping. It was a beautiful night and it felt great to be at a busy restaurant.

Food is always fabulous at Story. Heirloom tomatoes were excellent and I had had tried tomatoes at a couple of places and thought they were out of season. Not at Story. They were perfect. My halibut was delicious. Some at our table had the tagliatelle for their main dish, and it was perfect, as always.

Overall, I wonderful night.

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vipMary
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Story has adapted very well to the Covid situation! Their outdoor dining area is large and welcoming and the food is as good as ever.

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Davis
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We actually were underwhelmed. The drinks were the best part. You did a nice job on the steak. The striploin was tender and tasty. Won't be back though.

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vipNormaS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio dining very spacious which is perfect for feeling safe during the pandemic. Staff all wore masks.

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vipfamilyoffoodies
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Perfect setting for a nice night out.

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KSflowergirl
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting Story but wanted to try it for a while. Went there this time especially for the patio seating which I was able to reserve on-line. Went on a Wednesday evening and at 6:30 they were already sold out of the Fried Chicken special which my friend had planned to order. We both ordered the short ribs which were absolutely delicious. And I was thrilled that they had their bread pudding on the menu because I love bread pudding. I have had some great bread puddings and some terrible bread puddings. I am happy to report that Story's bread pudding was very good. Story is a little pricey but the food was worth it and it would be a great place for special celebrations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration! Loved everything:)

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vipLEIGHANN
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dinner and awesome service! I highly recommend Story. We went for our anniversary and will definitely be back.

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Miller
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food and drinks were delicious. They had a ton of staff but we felt like we were having to wait for someone to attend to us often. It's a very pricey restaurant but wouldn't consider it to be worth the high price.

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WilliamL
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time dining at Story. Visited based on KC Magazine ranking and Wednesday night fried chicken special. Buttermilk batter was delicious. Crispy skin with moist meat inside. All 3 plates were consistent. The gravy was the star, really outstanding. Savory bread pudding was lost and would have been better on the side. We were in early and had the whole restaurant to ourselves. Great service. Hoping to get back there for other menu items.

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vipScottG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal outside on the shaded patio!

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FredaT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding at The Story! Like the portion size and healthy menu items. In the outdoor seating area, I feel very safe with COVID and have visited there several times. Keep up the great menus and cooking with great presentation!

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vipMikeK
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great for three of our four diners. The fourth had duck and found it dry and grisly. The other three diners were extremely impressed.

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SterlingW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in till the time we finished our meal and dessert, everything was on point. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu items and described enough in detail that we could make easy decisions on what to try for dinner based on our own tastes. The food was nicely prepared and presented...and eaten! Thanks again, Story!

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vipRobandTeri
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and ambiance are outstanding! The chef is very creative and we enjoy the ability to mix small plate appetizers.

We cannot wait to return! The cleanliness, attention to detail for addressing the pandemic and the patio setup are excellent!

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vipMissInformation
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Being able to dine out on the patio was a real treat. Tables were far apart, yet close enough to replicate a restaurant experience. It was heartening too to see so many diners there who have braved pandemic fears to enjoy an evening out.

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viprebeccab
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A bit slower than usual b/c our table was waited on by the bartender, who also became very busy with his bar duties. Otherwise, the service, food, etc. were all as excellent as usual!

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RSwa
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really great place for dinner. Outdoor seating and beautiful weather helped a lot. The starters and entrees were very good. A little on the pricy side, but very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal!! Great service.

MK
vipMKD86
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating in the mall courtyard - very nice evening

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CorinaD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Story for an Anniversary Dinner. Its a very nice restaurant so perfect for the occasion. We got the swordfish and chicken; both were amazing.

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vipkcbadboy
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first dine-out since Covid hit. Very enjoyable. Service was superb. Food for our party of 3 was excellent. Only complaint, my chicken was a little too salty, but still enjoyable.

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vipFoodluvr
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night on the patio. No other restaurant is doing social distancing as well as Story.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursday burger special is out of this world- great taste and filling, along with fries. Josh and Matthew excellent servers!

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LindaC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Celebrating a birthday for a friend. Service was slow. Food was good but not as great as the price would have one believe it should have been. We ate outside and the area was nicely put together but again not as nice as the prices should have reflected.

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vipFoodMom52194
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Story. The food is always excellent and features seasonal ingredients. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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vipMary
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and friendly, efficient service. They have created a pleasant and spacious outside dining area that meets the needs of Covid requirements. We highly recommend Story!

FAQs

Story offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 236-9955.

Story is rated 4.8 stars by 2215 OpenTable diners.

Story does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.storykc.com/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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