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.)
- 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
Kansas City Bier Company, Dunkel, Missouri
Braised Beef Short Ribs
potato gnocchi, green beans, bacon, onion rings
Probably one of the most consistently amazing restaurants that we’ve been to. Have been here at least 20 times, and the meal is always incredible! So good and so lucky to have in KC!
After being seated, we waited for 15 min before finally notifying the Host that no one had been by our table. He was very apologetic and a waiter did finally come over. However, shortly thereafter, the waiter dumped an entire glass of water on top of me that also emptied into my purse. Again, very apologetic but made quite a mess. Finally, when I had made the reservation, I indicated it was to celebrate a birthday. I was very surprised the restaurant did not offer a complimentary desert or cocktail. Given all we went through, and we never complained, I was very surprised and somewhat disappointed, our bill was not reduced or one of the entrees comp'd. Very nice restaurant but they could have made a not good experience better.
Fried chicken on Wednesday!!! So worth it!! The crispness and flavor…perfection! The Parmesan gravy and bread pudding were amazing!! And don’t forget to try the donuts! Little pillows of heaven!
Reunion of family
Just the best restaurant in Kansas City. Can't wait to return later this week for the best burger ever made.
The best restaurant for a special occasion in the area. The food was delicious, the service fabulous (well done Lars) and the ambiance delightful. I’ll be back soon.
Wonderful evening! Great service, ambience, fresh seasonal fare, and nice wine selection!!
Our server Chris was wonderful. Food was delicious. Too loud and apparently no dress code. Story used to be a charming place to go to but way too many people talking so loud and inappropriately dressed. Do we really need to see their underwear and sweaty workout clothes at dinner.
Take a tip from Capital Grill and post your dress code expectations at the entrance to your restuarant. Your restuarant has come up on previous conversations with friends and after last night I now understand what they were talking about in regards to sloppy attire and inappropriate behavior.
Great soft shell crab, best I have ever had. Worth the price!
Creative and delicious food with great service!
Even better than we expected! Excellent service and enjoyed the variety on the menu.
Story never disappoints. Delicious food and impeccable service. A must dine at restaurant.
We went for my birthday and had a lovely table outside. Food was delicious and service outstanding.
Story is one of our favorites in the area. Food and service are consistently excellent.
Wonderful food. Chef is a Rockstar.
It was delicious! My daughter got the swordfish and I got the halibut. We had planned to share. However, she liked hers better and I liked mine better and we both cleaned our plates.
We'll definitely go back!
The fried chicken so so delicious! Can't wait for Wednesdays
Lars was wonderful as our server. So helpful and friendly.
The cocktails were really fun.
The food was outstanding as usual.
Another spectacular meal at Story! Thoughtful, attentive service—you feel welcome and never rushed. Innovative, fresh cuisine in just the proper portion. Overall, a true gem!
We stayed three hours and the staff never rushed us.
As always, we look forward to our dining experience at Story
The food was spectacular. I got the soft-shell crab and the hubby got the wagyu steak, which were both phenomenal. The only down side, is it’s a very uppity hoity-toity atmosphere.
First time at Story and I would absolutely return. I sat at the bar and met some wonderful people. Dan, the bartender gave great recommendations and was very attentive.
Always rather gloomy. Management seems disinterested in the diners concerns.
Great food, just slightly over priced
Very disappointed. We have been several times. The food can be hit or miss but is usually pretty good. This time one in our party was served swordfish that was mostly inedible. The middle section of the fish was hard as a rock. All we could figure was that it had been frozen so long that there was no moisture left. The diner talked with the manager who did nothing. Did not even apologize. Needless to say, our group will not be going back.
Amazing food, phenomenal service, LOVE!! Can’t wait to return for my favorite burger.
Take the patroons down. I felt like I was in a cage. The waiter barely gave us the time of day. The wine pours were uneven and small. It had a bad smell when we walked in. Small plates cold and hot came out at the same time, instead of coursed. A few good food dishes, but everything else will keep me from coming back .
Surprisingly bad. It has become hit or miss. I’ve had great meals and mediocre meals. This one, mediocre food and experience.
Story was extremely busy on the Saturday night in which we were there. My halibut was delicious as were the accompaniments. Otherwise, all I had was a glass of wine. It was fun to see so many people thrilled to be dressing up a bit and going out for a special evening, once again.
We showed our friends Story because they just moved to the area and it did not disappoint! Thank you!
Awesome date night - worth every penny! It is a bit pricy, but the food is amazing. Even the cheeseburger was taken to a whole other level. Waiter was informative, funny, and very attentive. Atmosphere was calming and warm - we will be back for sure!
Everything we tried was excellent. I had the swordfish and my wife had the wagyu ribeye. (I missed having the tartar.) Both were well prepared and beautifully presented. Chelsea, our waitress, was charming and knowledgable. Having a drink at the bar was pleasant. Will definitely recommend and go again.
Perfect date night out.
We have been frequent diners at Story since it opened. We sit in the back, I remind them in advance that I am gluten and lactose free,.We were offered a place in the front window where the sun was in the eyes of the patrons. We turned it down, as did the next couple it was offered to. I had put a request quite early for soft shell crab, called a special of the night, but they used them up on Saturday. The meal itself was delicious as always, and the new server was delightful, but when I saw the dessert menu, sorbet was missing so I asked for it. She checked with the chef and he said there was none, nor anything else GF-DF. On second request I was offered some berries, which were fine. I hope Story will soon be back to its old five-star standards.
Wonderful as usual. Must try the soft shell crab.
Disappointing service, waited 1.5 hours for food with no communication from waiter as to why. Table next to use received preferential service by our waiter as we sat starving and ignored. Shared this with the manager who brushed me off without an apology, compensation or any explanation.
Story is a regular haunt for us, and we love the food. However, the menu has not changed in several months, and there were no specials last night for our celebratory Father's Day dinner. Just a bit disappointed.