Story

4.8
2438 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

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Menu

    $100.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Enjoy 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 only

    Celebrate 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, 2022

    Chef 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.

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
What 2438 people are saying
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AMCG
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and outstanding service; great ambiance and excellent wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, great atmosphere!

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CoreenB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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GregR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipRichK
Kansas City
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Jane
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Story is a wonderful restaurant. We have been coming since they opened for special occasions. The food and service are always excellent. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Loved everything from meal to drinks to dessert to ambiance.

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MonicaS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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.

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vippaget
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Story and so enjoy being there. The food is great and we have loved
eating outside when the weather permits.

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misskitty
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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Lisa
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KarenA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLEIGHANN
Kansas City
52 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipmbloo
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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
92 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
10 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

KM
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