Story

4.7
2410 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
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 2410 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SylviaH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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Karen
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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KKJ58
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Granellie
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion of family

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BConnor
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best restaurant in Kansas City. Can't wait to return later this week for the best burger ever made.

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vipRosalindS
Kansas City
55 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Mccad
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Great service, ambience, fresh seasonal fare, and nice wine selection!!

CB
vipCBH59
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience1

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.

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vipRick
Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great soft shell crab, best I have ever had. Worth the price!

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vipLEIGHANN
Kansas City
45 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious food with great service!

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JulieS
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Even better than we expected! Excellent service and enjoyed the variety on the menu.

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MichaelM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Story never disappoints. Delicious food and impeccable service. A must dine at restaurant.

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vipCarolL
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and had a lovely table outside. Food was delicious and service outstanding.

SJ
vipSJDP
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Story is one of our favorites in the area. Food and service are consistently excellent.

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BIll
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Chef is a Rockstar.

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MindyY50
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JeanS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The fried chicken so so delicious! Can't wait for Wednesdays

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dianeb
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lars was wonderful as our server. So helpful and friendly.
The cocktails were really fun.
The food was outstanding as usual.
Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed three hours and the staff never rushed us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we look forward to our dining experience at Story

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WillowW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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PaHT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall great!

DH
DevanH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Always rather gloomy. Management seems disinterested in the diners concerns.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, just slightly over priced

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vipExpectantDiner
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

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BLISHC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, phenomenal service, LOVE!! Can’t wait to return for my favorite burger.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

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 .

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vipKCtraveler
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Surprisingly bad. It has become hit or miss. I’ve had great meals and mediocre meals. This one, mediocre food and experience.

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LindaJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We showed our friends Story because they just moved to the area and it did not disappoint! Thank you!

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KaseyJ
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BruceB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DanaH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night out.

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vipDonna
Kansas City
145 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Bubby
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as usual. Must try the soft shell crab.

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Sgibbs572
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

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Lisa
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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harveyk
New York Area
1 review