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About Story

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 5pm - 10pm.

3931 W. 69th Terr.
Prairie Village, KS 66208
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Wednesday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the bar

Cross Street:
69th Terrace and Mission

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(913) 236-9955

Website:
http://www.storykc.com/

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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our website for special events at www.storykc.com/events

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Story Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Fit for Foodies (33)
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Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Romantic (30)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Notable Wine List (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Authentic (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Seasonal (11)
Cozy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Organic (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

We came here on a Sunday. Every Sunday they have a different $10 meal as their special. This week it was beef tenderloin. It we delicious!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely dinner with friends— we had the ceviche appetizer (amazing!) and I had the swordfish for my meal while my husband had short ribs. We both loved our meal. Yum!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

The food at Story is consistently amazing. The service the last two times has been average at best which is a little disappointing. I've come to realize great service can compensate for mediocre food but poor service can ruin a dining experience even if the food is incredible. The server was borderline inattentive including the extremely long period between when the salads were left at the table and when the entrees were eventually brought out, by never coming to the table. Story is expensive and I never mind paying a lot for great food and service. In this instance, the food is the only thing that saved this review from being fair. I mentioned this experience to a friend today and she said I was at least the 7th person who had told her lately how poor the service was.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Food which included beet with smoked fish, celery crab bisque, swordfish and veal was very good. Service was good. Would return.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good, however, our first visit and it didn’t start out well. When we walked in for our reservation they sat us at a high top right next to front door - I asked if they could give us another table because I tend to be very cold and I’m short so high tops aren’t great. I was told all tables are spoken for - I thought interesting since I had a reservation and no one asked me if I wanted a high or low top. I said if someone cancels I prefer to be moved - later she moved us but told we had to be done by 8. There were 3 of us 2 ordered beef short ribs one ordered shrimp and grits - dinner came with 2 shrimp and grits and one beef short ribs - when we said we had 2 beef short ribs she told us well the order showed 2 shrimp and grits - finally our waiter said it was wrong and it’s be right out - so 2 meals were cold by the time 3 mea came - not a great first impression

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

We were there a Valentine's Day celebration and it was excellent. The service and food was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day. Booked the dinner, was not aware a pre fixed menu was the only option that evening. $95 per person is a little high, but could be worth it. This was not. Parmesan fritters were great for the first course. One each. Moved onto the salad which was excellent. Scallops was the next course which were cooked perfectly, but the accompaniments were bland and too salty to eat. The braised short rib was next. Dried out and not more than a few ounces. The sides were not one of the better dishes we’ve had there. Dessert was chocolate torte with lemon, not a fan of the lemon but my wife loved it. Chocolate torte however looked more like a dried out brownie. I’m not against a pre fixed menu. Not a fan of it being your only choice however. I eat short rib 3 times a week and was not excited about it for a special occasion. I mentioned this to the server and mentioned I was looking forward to eating the shrimp and grits that night, thinking he might surprise me with a small plate. He did not. Nothing was done to the bill. $95 per person. After a cocktail each and a glass of wine for my wife we were at $300. Needless to say I left hungry. Maybe the last restaurant I would recommend in KC for a special night out.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

One of our all time favorite restaurants. It never disappoints.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Dined here on Valentines Day. Food and service were outstanding — top 5 restaurant meals ever. Did not know it was a fixed price menu on Valentines Day so ended up paying more than expected.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

For a Valentine's Day set menu it was really delicious for the price and compared to most other upscale restaurants.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was really good, our server was great. It was freezing in the restaurant. $186.00 for two people. Would go for special occasion, but not every weekend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent meal, best in Kansas City!

We moved to Kansas from Chicagoland several months ago. Since then we have been to many restaurants in Kansas City area, but haven’t find one can truly compare to the best restaurants we had experienced in Chicago, until now. Story stands out in its innovative combination of ingredients and wonderful tastes, service is superb and the atmosphere is modern and comfortable.

We will definitely return.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had an early reservation so the restaurant was quiet. The green salad was surprisingly delicious. I also enjoyed the swordfish which included a sweet potato puree and wild rice -- very tasty. My husband enjoyed the pear & cotija salad and chicken breast with Brussels sprouts. Portions were well sized to allow for dessert...we loved the doughnuts (tiny donut holes) and I would choose something other than the flourless chocolate torte as the malted ice cream was too strong for my taste. The service was friendly, knowledgeable, and well-timed. All in all it was a very nice experience and made for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had an exceptional meal and service!! Our waiter was great and made an excellent wine recommendation.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Perfect place for a date night!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

presentation of entries: Excellent
Quality: Excellent
Wine list: Pricy
Dined on week night.
Cocktail list showed just Premium Selections - & pricy.
waiter assured us the bar was full service and a wide selection -
it was!
Yes we would revisit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I always enjoy every aspect of my dining experience at Story. It is a gem in Prairie Village.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food is always fantastic: creative, well prepared, beautifully plated and perfect portions.
Story is a place I have been coming to for dinner on special occasions or dinner with friends on
a Sunday evening. One is welcomed, as if going into a friends home , however the wait staff does not get so comfortable and act as if they are part of the seated guests.

This past Sunday evening I was at Story with three friends and the four of us usually make a point of coming their every four to six weeks. The service is normally excellent, but last weekend our waiter seemed unorganized. We had to request bread four times before it was brought to the table and two of our entrees were not cooked as ordered. I will leave the topic for this is not our normal experience when we come to Story. The sevice prior has always been top-notch; I am sure it will be when we next return. Perhaps there was a full moon.

One thing that has always been perfect: the way we are welcomed into Story and the always
interesting and excellently prepared food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent risotto The monk fish was a little salty for me. Our waiter Daniel was very patient with our young grandson and we all appreciated that. He actually ate all his ravioli and didn't;t notice it was a lamb sauce inside . Carl is amazing!!!! WE are grateful to have Story in our neighborhood.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service and food was delicious! A bit loud in the restaurant, but overall an outstanding experience. We will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

story is always as expected - outstanding! Never disappointed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in Kansas City! They have wonderful gluten-free options and the menu is imaginative, incredibly delicious with fantastic presentation.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Visited this Restaurant Friday night and it was AMAZING! Service was great from the time we walked in the door. My husband had the beef short rib and he loved it. I had the tasting menu and every bite was delicious! Travis the bartender came by and chatted with us about the cocktails he made! How awesome was that! I’d recommend anyone to try them! We’ll be back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Not a good experience. Not sure how sweetbreads as my appetizer were OK and ten minutes later the manager came out and said my wife’s sweetbread order as an entree couldn’t be filled. The chef wasn’t pleased with the quality. What did I just eat? Poor quality food???? Sounds to me like just a flimsy excuse for over cooking an order and then running out. The manager did comp my entree but it was a disappointing birthday dinner for my wife. We’ll go across the parking lot to Cafe Provence next time.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went for KC Restaurant week and felt the portions were great and a very good value. All dishes were very well prepared and had great balance of flavors.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our second dining experience at Story. Thank you for a nice dinner. Becca is a very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We have been wanting to try Story, and we were not disappointed. Great food, great service. Loved the pineapple cheesecake!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Knowledgeable staff, excellent food, small portions for price, enjoyable ambiance, excellent wine list.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This chef continues to impress. The beef shortribs and the pork tenderloin and the accompanying sides were delicious. Could not have been more well prepared.
Service was adequate though maybe not as attentive as we would have liked ( perhaps due to restaurant week rush). Wine pricing is a bit high, at $15glass , but the selection was good. Even with two of our four guests opting for the restaurant week selections, the bill with tip still topped $300. Not cheap, but the meals were outstanding. Remains one of our favorite places.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have eaten at Story before. This time we were here for restaurant week. The food was delicious, but I was surprised there were only two choices. Most of the restaurant week menu's have three options. I enjoyed my meal. The entree was delicious and so was the desert. I think the wine list is a little too pricey!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

After hearing good reviews we were excited to try it during restaurant week. We ordered the restaurant week special but was very disappointed. All our main course was a little too salty. The dessert was dry. The only thing that was decent was the soup even though it wasn’t that warm.
The worse part was our whole dinner took a little over 2 hours. After each course we waited about 20-30 minutes for the next course to be served. I know they were busy but I assume they expected this since it was restaurant week. And we only ordered the restaurant week special which I assume was prepared ahead of time.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was good except for the desert. The graham cake was very very dry and for something that was supposed to like s’mores there was very little chocolate and marshmallows. Will not be rushing back.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great fun! Small space, we were at a high top and a group of 8 people were waiting for their table about 2 feet away from our table. So, kind of loud and hard to hear each other. Food and service was fabulous as always! Fun!

Tags: Organic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

it was ok -- restaurant lacked character -- they were trying too hard to make it something it was not.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food at Story was absolutely excellent; however, the taste did not make up for the pretentiously small portions and high price. My fiance had a wonderful swordfish with meager 'sides' for $38, but had to go home and eat more after dinner. Expect to eat a little bit of great food for a lot of money.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and service! Had the Sunday night special which was a terrific deal also. My 12 year old son really enjoyed the experience as well.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated New Years Eve with friends at Story. The special menu and wine pairings were superb. This has become a tradition for us and we are so fortunate to have this wonderful restaurant in our neighborhood. It is one of KC’s top spots!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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vip
 (Yosemite)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went with 4 couples for New Years Eve dinner. Prix Fixe menu was a fabulous 6 course affaire served impeccably by outstanding waitstaff! Everyone was amazed by the intricacies of each dish in the way that each ingredient was detectable in each bite.
Could not have expected such a delightful experience in a restaurant located in a strip mall!
Chef Thorne-Thompson and his wife Susan have knocked it over the fence, making our “Story” have a happy ending with happy beginning of a New Year.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our second time eating at Story. The food was, again, exquisite. I would not call myself a terribly adventurous eater, but I tried the sweet breads! Loved them. What a great setting to explore new foods! The happy hour is such a deal! They have a fantastic bar- the homemade whiskey cherries in my husband's Old Fashioned were a nice surprise! Can't wait to introduce our friends and family to this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Strange occurrence tonight.Been here several times, have always loved it!! However tonight server asked for all courses to be ordered all at once, “chef insists”. We wanted to order appetizers before deciding on dinner, but this wasn’t allowed....said he would come back later after all four of us decided on everything. And, cocktails took 15 minutes to arrive despite only one other table being occupied (was full by the time we left). Still love Story, but hoping this shenanigans goes away.

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