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.)
Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Menu$100.00 per person
Dec 24, 2021 onlyEnjoy a 4 course prix fixe menu from Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen this Christmas Eve. Visit storykc.com for the menu. The regular dinner menu will not be available. The prix fixe menu is $100 per person plus tax & gratuity.
New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu$125.00 per person
Dec 31, 2021 onlyCelebrate New Year's Eve with a 5 course prix fixe menu from Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen. The regular dinner menu will not be available. View the prix fixe menu at storykc.com/events. The prix fixe menu is $125 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Valentine's Prix Fixe Menu$125.00 per person
Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022Chef Thorne-Thomsen will be offering a special multi course menu for $125 per person plus tax & gratuity. View the menu and details at storykc.com/events. The regular dinner menu will not be offered.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
chanterelles, zucchini, potato puree
tarragon, mint, pistachios, lemon vinaigrette
Smoked Duck Empanadas
black beans, avocado, jicama, bbq sauce
Wonderful food and outstanding service; great ambiance and excellent wine list.
Wonderful food, great service, great atmosphere!
Short ribs were greasy. Had to keep asking for water refills. Saving the best for last: our waiter actually asked us if we wanted dessert while my husband was still eating his entree! Won't go back.
Overall, our experience was good. The food was excellent. We were a little concerned initially with the limited menu, but with 5 of us, we were able to try several of the dishes. All were excellent. From appetizers to dessert, we were very pleased. Our only concern was that the service was a little slow. By this, what I am saying, we had to ask for refills on water and other drinks. I am not sure if server had multiple tables ( restaurant didn't seem that busy), but this was the biggest disappointment. This won't deter us from returning though.
The food and service at Story is always excellent. We had three first-timers with us last evening and they thoroughly enjoyed the food. Orders were placed for salmon, chicken, beef short rib and fried chicken sandwich and there were smiles around the table. Story is one of the truly outstanding restaurants in Johnson County, Kansas.
Story is a wonderful restaurant. We have been coming since they opened for special occasions. The food and service are always excellent. Thank you!
Wonderful experience! Loved everything from meal to drinks to dessert to ambiance.
Love the ambiance, and we were seated promptly. Service was a little slow, but I will chalk that up to the service industry having difficulties hiring people right now. The food was fair: my roasted veggies were a bit heavy with oil; my partner's spare rib was a bit dry. The price was high when compared to quality.
We love Story and so enjoy being there. The food is great and we have loved
eating outside when the weather permits.
Difficult to reach a comfortable temperature with defective heaters and other diners especially when your waiter chooses to cater to the people next to you. Delicious food as always. Also I must say I've always had really good service in the years I'v'e been coming here. This waiter was new to me. If you can, try to sit near heaters that can be adjusted from lo to hi.
My husband and I enjoyed our dinner experience. My husband had the duck empanadas and I had the mushroom bisque. They both were tasty. We had the halibut with potatoe puree, very good! Our server, Aleisha was friendly and informative. We spoke with the manager on our way out. He was very friendly and hardworking! We will be back!
Excellent overall. The Butternut squash bisque was absolutely amazing. PS I'm not a fan of squash, had to try the wife's ended up eating half of it. We will return.
Our first visit to Story will not be our last! Great food, exceptional service, and a perfectly heated patio made for an exceptional dining experience.
Excellent food with great service. The halibut and salmon were amazing! Honey cake so delicious!
Excellent and classy. Always a treat. Very good drinks.
Love love loved Story!
The food was prepared by a true artist!
Delicious 🤤 we can’t wait to come back!
Some of the best food I’ve had in my life. The chef made very bold choices and they were all fantastic.
Chef Carl always does it right! Great food, but expensive! But it always seems worth it! Good memories with family!
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!
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.
Food was excellent. Noise was average. Service and ambience were fine. 😊
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.
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.
Incredible food and drinks! The ceviche was my overall favorite dish.
As usual, the service was excellent.
Fantastic evening at Story on their beautiful outdoor patio. Great vegetarian options for those not trying their mouth watering fried chicken.
As always, wonderful food!
Delicious and creative food with excellent service! Thanks for an always great meal with fun outside seating.
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!
We had a lovely evening…. Great waitress. Food terrific as usual.
Our food was superb. And our server Lars was absolutely fabulous! Love that we could eat outdoors!
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.
Amazing heirloom salad! Everything delicious! Could use some less expensive wine bottles.
Dan is a great bartender
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.
Love the staff … so friendly and engaging !
Food was delicious .. the new fall menu additions were excellent .
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.
Food was outstanding! Service was fine….very matter of fact….not very warming….
Enjoyed our dinner and ambiance!