Story

4.6
2436 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.)

Support Story during COVID-19

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Celebrate the New Year at Story. Chef will be offering a multi-course prix fixe menu. Visit storykc.com/events for menu and details. The regular dinner menu will not be offered.

What 2436 people are saying
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vipLEIGHANN
Kansas City
52 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great service. The halibut and salmon were amazing! Honey cake so delicious!

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vipmbloo
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and classy. Always a treat. Very good drinks.

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PinkLynn
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love loved Story!
The food was prepared by a true artist!
Delicious 🤤 we can’t wait to come back!

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Nickm
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food I’ve had in my life. The chef made very bold choices and they were all fantastic.

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Linda
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Carl always does it right! Great food, but expensive! But it always seems worth it! Good memories with family!

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vipEricN
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you cannot get reservations across the parking lot, you should have no reservations about booking here! Burger is top notch, but we opted for something different last night. The ceviche, halibut, and steak was fantastically prepared. If you don't like an item mentioned accompanying an entree, it will happily be substituted for most anything when you order!

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GuillermoI
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The menu is very limited. The sides of main dishes very well made. The empanada was creative and delicious. The desert options down to three and “brownie a la mode” being one of them, bespeaks the choice limitations. The wines are very expensive, which will discourage many of us from coming back. Service is very good, the ambiance attractive and noise level ideal for intimate conversations.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Noise was average. Service and ambience were fine. 😊

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SonjaM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was fantastic. The food was delicious and hot. We love having a romantic dinner at Story however eating outside is not so romantic. Love the white tablecloths. Make a reservation because theya re always booked. They are consistently fabulous.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite of ours with excellent food and flavors, clean and vibrant, with a respectful staff of professionals. It's nice to be able to have a conversation without struggling to hear or be heard. They are still on their game post pandemic.

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vipKansas
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and drinks! The ceviche was my overall favorite dish.

As usual, the service was excellent.

KC
vipKCMOFoodie15
Kansas City
91 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening at Story on their beautiful outdoor patio. Great vegetarian options for those not trying their mouth watering fried chicken.

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vipBillM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food!

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vipLEIGHANN
Kansas City
53 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative food with excellent service! Thanks for an always great meal with fun outside seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Significantly under staffed, service was very slow and is a management problem, not the server who was busting a hump to serve way too many tables!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening…. Great waitress. Food terrific as usual.
Thanks

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vipTedMartin
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was superb. And our server Lars was absolutely fabulous! Love that we could eat outdoors!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Although the service was very nice, we thought the atmosphere was cold with a strong smell of disinfectant in the air, (the make them Oder less now). The food was very bland, I had short ribs, husband had soft shell crab, we did not care for our meal. Our first time here at Story, but Probably will not return.

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MelindaS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing heirloom salad! Everything delicious! Could use some less expensive wine bottles.

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vipJoAnnW
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan is a great bartender

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KevinL
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was fantastic and the food was amazing as always. we were happy to eat outside however they extended the seating in to the middle of the strip mall and ambiance was not ideal. If they maybe added a few umbrellas and lights and moved the garbage can a little farther away from the tables it would have helped. But overall they were trying to accommodate as many people as possible outside.

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DavidW
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great evening

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KalynnM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff … so friendly and engaging !
Food was delicious .. the new fall menu additions were excellent .

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vipBobby
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my favorite chef and menu. Selections are outstanding and we love the outdoor patio dining. Marvelous drinks. Try the short ribs and the beet salad is a must order. Small menu but each item is wonderful. Love the wait staff.

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ScottL
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service was fine….very matter of fact….not very warming….
Enjoyed our dinner and ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was under par.

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vipJDAB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe this is one of the top restaurants in Kansas City excellent food excellent service

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vipKCdiner
Kansas City
200 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining outdoors at Story. Fortunately, we selected a table under the overhang, as it poured rain, & customers seated under umbrellas got soaked.
Service, as always was outstanding. We especially appreciated the waiter waiting until all individual diners were complete prior to clearing the place settings, which, unfortunately, has become a rare occurrence.
Two of us had soft-shelled crabs, one had swordfish, & one had halibut - all were cooked perfectly.
Story remains our favorite restaurant in Kansas City.

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vipJaniceW
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We got off to a rocky start. After having a reservation for 2 weeks, we were escorted past a half-empty patio to a sidewalk almost to the parking lot with makeshift tables. The table was so small, it would not have accommodated our tableware. As we were sitting in shock, another party was escorted out to where we were. They were having none of it and politely refused to sit there. We spoke up and asked to be moved also. That area should be used as an overflow only.

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vipMSils
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic , however there was an extremely loud and large private party on the patio so the noise was extremely load , nearly impossible to talk at our table . The manager and waiter never apologized for it. Too bad because the patio would otherwise have been perfect.

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vippaget
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

I think the private party outside in the area next to the indoor space was incredibly
noisy and made it hard to have our conversations at our table. We love Story but
all those young people screaming and laughing was not conducive to a good
atmosphere. I hope that doesn't happen again any time soon.

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vipLEIGHANN
Kansas City
53 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious food with great service!

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vipDavidD
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Reconnecting with out of town friends! The food was exceptional but our waitress was sullen. They are ready to come back to Story for the food and will hopefully have a more pleasant waiter!

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vipMms1
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant and we are lucky as it’s in the neighborhood too!
They never disappoint from the food to the service it’s always a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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kwellskc
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! All was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Perfect service. Perfect plating. Perfect experience.

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vipSJDP
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger was perfection. The simply prepared vegetable entree was outstanding as was all the other food we ord