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Story

4.8
4.8
2687 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 2022 and 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. Story accepts reservations and walk-ins Wednesday - Sunday 4:30pm - 8:30pm.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (913) 236-9955

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carl Thorne-Thomsen, 2013 James Beard Semifinalist Best Chef Midwest

  • Private party facilities

    Story is an elegant, upscale restaurant serving seasonal, creative American cuisine. Story's sleek, modern dining room seats 75 guests. A bar area and large patio offer additional space.

  • Private party contact

    Carl Thorne-Thomsen: (913) 236-9955

  • Neighborhood

    Prairie Village

  • Cross street

    69th Terrace and Mission

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Prix Fixe Menu

    $150.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Chef Thorne-Thomsen will be offering a special Valentine's tasting menu for $150 per person plus tax & gratuity. View the menu and details at storykc.com/events. The regular dinner menu will not be offered.

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What 2,687 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Innovative

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kansas City, KS

    Best Overall

  • Kansas City, KS

    Best Food

  • Kansas City, KS

    Innovative

  • Kansas City, KS

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kansas City, KS

    Great for fine wines

  • Kansas City, KS

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply wonderful. 5 newbies, of the party of 7, who have never happened upon Story. They were also very pleased with the look and feel of Story. Admittedly, I have bragged about “Fried Chicken Night” and we all ordered the fried chicken. No one was disappointed !! While 7 women of a certain age may look daunting, our wait staff person, Jeremy, was undaunted! He had to deal with a few “what did you say” and “i don’t think my hearing aid is working” but he smiled and carried on. Everyone loved the food and atmosphere! I look forward to more evenings at Story!
  2. c

    carolk

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was fantastic, however the service was mediocre. Restuarant is noisy on the main floor, but is much quieter with a hightop
  3. M

    Meli

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went during Restaurant Week and the food was outstanding! We will definitely be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mushroom bisque is heaven in a bowl. Great service.
  5. k

    kckleigh

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 18th anniversary at Story and could not have selected a better restaurant to enjoy the occasion. This was during restaurant week and we had an early dinner reservation. The ambience of Story is both comfortable and chic without being ostentatious. if there is a better preparation of a beef rib in the KC area, I don’t know where it would be. And, astoundingly I had the pleasure of eating the best onion rings of my life. That may seem trivial but it was totally an incredible accompaniment to the beef rib. Caesar salad was crisp and delicious. The dessert donuts with a lovely dipping cream was sublime. Selection of wine choices were very good. Our waiter was professional and pleasant. This was our first time dining at Story and without a doubt will be back soon.
  6. JF

    JocelynF

    Kansas City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Every item was served to perfection. The lobster tagliatelle, my Caesar, the salmon and my fave, the lemon cake. Scrumptious! My Old Fashion was the finest I’ve had in a long time.Service was wonderful.
  7. J

    Jaymi

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for Restaurant Week - first time here. Our meal was fantastic- enjoyed chatting with the bartender. Looking forward to our next visit! One ambience note - the color choice for the bathroom (highlighter green) seemed quite out of place - felt like a festive MX restaurant bathroom rather than upscale dining.
  8. C

    Carlos

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely satisfied. The waiter was very professional. Non intrusive at all. His presence was noted only when our wine glasses needed refill. No unnecessary questions. The food was pure perfection. Portions were just right. White tablecloths and warm dishes. Such a joy!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat at the bar and Dan waited on us. He did a great job and the food was awesome. I had the beef short rib and my wife had the salmon. We will go back again.
  10. m

    mbloo

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb. Everything was great.
  11. K

    Kierra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, and atmosphere. Ambience was nice, and intimate. Perfect dinner spot for a date night without a huge crowd. Our server Josh was also amazing. Definitely will be coming back. I was nervous at firs upon arrival that I would be treated differently being the only minority, but I was treated the same as everyone else.
  12. TB

    TeriB

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not your chain restaurant. You can tell this food is prepared carefully by a chef. The lemon vinaigrette is delicious & every dish that has a sauce is SO good!!
  13. KD

    KristyD

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was amazing!! Seriously didn’t want the meal to end! Definitely will be back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was amazing! We had Beef Short Rib and Mahi Mahi from Restaurant Week menu, and both were delicious. Service was excellent!
  15. H

    Hatetowait

    Kansas City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, presentation and service. We had the salmon and the spare ribs. All I can say is wow! Try the duck empanadas and the Brussels sprout, you’d be glad you did. Also, no hassle parking. Plenty of spaces fairly close by. I love that!! We made reservations to come back in a couple of weeks.
  16. KJ

    KJMC

    Kansas City

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    We had been so looking forward to our dinner at Story with another couple whom we invited to dine with us that evening. We were seated close to the front door which was rather chilly and there were other tables available. Our waiter was rather matter of fact and lacked making you feel welcome. The wait staff has as much to do with your overall experience as your food does. The atmosphere is rather cold and sterile and that’s coming from someone who is a minimalist. I’m bummed that we had a very expensive evening out and all walked away thinking WOW that wasn’t the evening/dining experience that we were hoping for or expected…
  17. l

    louise

    Kansas City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service on a busy first night of restaurant week.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At Story the exceptional is routine.
  19. A

    Athens

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday for a friend.
  20. D

    Disappointing

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Judging from other reviews, we must have gotten the 'server in training.' Food was excellent (although more salty than we normally enjoy) and the presentation was lovely. But our service was questionable. Timing of courses was odd (salad as the last course?), we had to ask for cutlery and water, and response times were sluggish. For the price and previous reviews, we expected a flawless experience. This wasn't the case.
  21. CT

    CrissyTravels

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUR 2nd time taking good friends to Story to enjoy REAL food, Great service, and Comfortable surroundings. You won't be disappointed! Ask for Maria to take care of your table!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, drinks, and service. I would not recommend getting wine there. Very expensive for what you get. Stick with cocktail or beer.
  23. JS

    JacobS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place, modern but not experimental. The chef can make parsnips appetizing. Hard to top that.
  24. MS

    MichaelS

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Can be a little pricey, but the overall quality justifies the price.
  25. CH

    CherylH

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience with the Pre Fixed menu fro New Year's Eve. Everything was perfect and we hope to make it a tradition
  26. BK

    BasilK

    Kansas City

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular 5 course New Year’s Eve dinner! Chef’s superb skills on display!
  27. c

    crashmstr

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing menu for New Year’s Eve, and great staff. Wonderful evening.
  28. TS

    TandraS

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All staff was very nice and welcoming! We had the short rib and mahi mahi entrees, both excellent! There were still partitions in between some seating areas which took a little away from the ambiance. We will definitely go back and try different entrees!
  29. l

    lionheartkc

    Kansas City

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We say ot all of the time... Story doesn't get the recognition it deserves. The food is always excellent and the service is always exemplary. Its never a cheap night out, but we never regret it. The only negative is that, with the small tables and plexiglass dividers, it always feels almost clinical... it also, honestly, was not fun being near the door whe. It was in the single digits outside.
  30. SB

    StephenB

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fantastic cocktails, chef that cares about allergies, and amazing service
  31. F

    Fans

    Kansas City

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and superb service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Highly recommend the homemade pasta but everything was first class.
  33. A

    Andy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, Lars was great! His service was the best and the doodwas amazing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    One of the 4 restaurants in our rotation. We are there almost every 1-2 months. Food quality is consistent. The frites are one of the top in the city. Just tastes good and service staff is the best. KC Magazine made a big mistake not naming it in their top 40.
  35. CT

    CrissyTravels

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening out!!! We 4 were happy with our professional server, Maria. She was knowledgeable, personable, and attentive. The menu was excellent. Everything tasted fresh with obvious thought and passionate execution. Yummy night! Thank you for your tasteful restaurant!
  36. I

    annI

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great ambiance. Always a pleasure to eat at Story.
  37. KB

    KurtB

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner of Short Ribs and swordfish - all prepared wonderfully! And I wish I remember our servers name - he was fantastic!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worse experience I have ever had. The waitress was completely rude. The owner (who wouldn’t come out and talk to my group) was unbelievably bad. I can’t say enough about how bad story is - I wouldn’t let my dog eat there. I will never go back
  39. RL

    RoroL

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was very good. Pricing a little high. I like music while I eat, that would make the experience a bit more enjoyable. I could hear everyone’s conversation at neighboring tables.
  40. DD

    DeeDee

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exceptional. Worth a visit to experience such creative flavors yet so comforting.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Story offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 236-9955.

Story is rated 4.8 stars by 2687 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Story

3931 W. 69th Terr., Prairie Village, KS 66208

Additional information

  • Cross street

    69th Terrace and Mission

  • Neighborhood

    Prairie Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carl Thorne-Thomsen, 2013 James Beard Semifinalist Best Chef Midwest

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (913) 236-9955

  • Private party facilities

    Story is an elegant, upscale restaurant serving seasonal, creative American cuisine. Story's sleek, modern dining room seats 75 guests. A bar area and large patio offer additional space.

  • Private party contact

    Carl Thorne-Thomsen: (913) 236-9955

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