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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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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This evening Story will offer a special pre fixe menu designed by Chef Thorne-Thomsen, with a price of $95 per guest. A credit card is required to secure reservations. Cancellation within 24 hours of reservation time will incur a $50 charge per person. The regular dinner menu will not be offered.

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Private Dining

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.

Story Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Special Occasion (30)
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Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Romantic (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Local Ingredients (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Seasonal (11)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Business Meals (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (7)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

I always like to go to Story when the Sunday $10 special is ciappino. Their version has shrimp, mussels, halibut and fingerlings in a tomato sauce. And I always star with the green salad. Though it's only lettuce with pieces of pistachios, the dressing is so light and refreshing I'd like to replicate it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent all the way around. Wait staff was terrific and helped tailor a meal for low-carb requirement. Despite a large crowd had no trouble holding a conversation without shouting. Will definitely go back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Open Table indicated Story as $$ for price. This restaurant is at least a $$$$, I considered Story to be expensive. My sister and I each had one glass of wine and split a few appetizers. Our bill was $90. The entrees were in the $35-45 range. I do not consider this a $$ priced restaurant.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Rating on price is below the reality. Average glass of wine is $18 and small pour. $40 small entrees. Tasted good but way over priced for experience. Better to walk across the way to Cafe Provence.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The Butternut Squash Bisque and Wedn night fried chicken were fantastic! Can't compare the fried chicken with any other restaurant because it is truly unique. Desserts (donuts and german chocolate cake), beautiful and delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Hanger steak was fabulous! Service was
slow. We ordered 2 glasses of wine and it didn’t arrive till after are salads had been served. I do recommend Story.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and service. We always have a nice time at Story.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was excellent. They offered to re-seat us from the first seats by the window under the point lights that were causing me headache to the back of the restaurant, which was darker, quieter, they also didn't seat anyone right next to us, making it a bit more intimate for the anniversary celebration that we had. They also took coats as we came in. Server was well trained, polite and friendly, came to check on us often, answered all of our questions, got all orders exactly how we wanted. For the price point , the overall restaurant ambiance s somewhat lacking (plain modern design), no music, yet noise level somewhat high, lack of privacy (tables very close to each other), and they rush you through your courses and payment (not the romantic atmosphere one would expect for a date etc). The food was fantastic however, tasted excellent, only perhaps slightly lacking in visual presentation for the main courses (for the price point). Tagliatele (pasta) appetizer was filling, could have been a whole meal in itself; while ceviche was probably the highlight with softness of the fish offset by crispy crunchy chips. Halibut with mashed potatoes was pleasant with its milky and creamy texture (although mushrooms slightly over-salted), while the wild rice added some crunchiness and grounded the seabass. Extensive wine list was impressive, pomegranate spritzer was just okay, beers inexpensive ($6+) compared to wine (aproxim. from $10 per gl/or from $40+ per bottle). Overall a great place to come to taste good food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love Story. The food is amazing, the servers are very helpful and if you describe something you like they will find the perfect wine. My last visit was for a birthday - when I told the server what type of wine they liked and he pulled the perfect wine. The place is a little expensive but very worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Story is consistently wonderful and love the staff as well as the excellent food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This year, my husband and I treated ourselves to dinner at Story for our 27th Anniversary, and what a treat it was! The service was perfect and the food was absolutely delicious. I have honestly never tasted mashed potatoes that good in my entire life. I thought that maybe they would be fairly mundane - how special can you make mashed potatoes? But all of dinner extraordinary. Not only was the fish cooked to perfection, but the seasoning was exactly to my taste. For fine cuisine, there was ample food (I even had left overs). The thing that stood out to me was that the food was SO good that I didn't need to eat everything on my plate to feel like I not only got my money's worth, but I was sated on an exemplary level. I only wish that I lived further away so that I wouldn't be tempted to eat there every week - that might take the special-ness out of the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great restaurant. Food was excellent. Service was pretty good. Could have been better for such an expensive restaurant. No recommendations were made by the server.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We took advantage of the $10 Sunday night entrée. All four of us were really impressed with the meal. It was absolutely delicious. Excellent service, not rushed. Ordered 2 desserts that were fabulous as well. A lovely opportunity this presents to try the restaurant! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall the ambience was good but the tables were too close together. We heard the entire conversations of the people on either side of us and vice versa. The wait staff was unable to get next to the table so had to reach in from behind. Because of this we were bumped into several times.
Our table #6 was wobbly and rocked. We were uncomfortable mentioning this due to the proximity of other patrons and how awkward it would be should they try to fix it.
We may try again but not for an anniversary celebration due to no privacy at all.
The food and service were very good but in my opinion the short ribs were under seasoned.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our second time dining at Story - our first time was for Valentines day a couple years ago which featured a pre-fixed menu so we wanted to try the full menu. We were not disappointed.

The wine list was extensive and the staff were helpful in offering guidance.

Service was attentive yet not overbearing and the pace between courses was good. Most importantly the food was exceptional - great flavors with good presentation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is second to maybe only one restaurant in the city. It is always brilliant. Very consistent. Story offers one of the best dishes if not the best dish in the city. It is a very professional and friendly environment with a wonderful ambience, beautifully modern decor that still offers warmth and coziness. The drinks enter my top list for the city as well. Very tasty, very inventive. One of my favorite restaurants period. Will always keep coming back.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Salt is the main condiment they use on all dishes our group ordered. Mediocre recipe for the price. Go to Novel instead.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great as always.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

My friend and I shared the Sunday special and got an appetizer (heirloom tomatoes). We also shared the pasta with lobster. Everything was fabulous!! Great presentation and yummy!! Hunter our waiter was awesome too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband and I had a great date on Saturday night. We went with the tasting menu, which was fantastic, but added in the Lobster Tagliatelle, which was a great decision.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was the first time in a long time that they were out of their $10 special entree (salmon) by 6:30 p.m. Yes, I got coho salmon(the last one) for $29, and it was good. But the meal was subtly "off" with my husband's duck breast rather fatty and my raspberry sorbet a little granular. I think the night was just too busy for the usual perfect meal and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation & were asked if we would like to wait in the bar, which we did. The hostess told us that our table as being setup. We went to the bar & ordered a glasses of wine. After 20 minutes we asked about our table & the hostess told us she thought we were eating at the bar. Needless to say there was a breakdown in communication. We were seated promptly Our waitress came soon thereafter and took our order. We were served water however we waited probably 10 minutes for bread and butter. All in all a suboptimal dining experience.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Predictably wonderful and our server was above average. I hesitate to order duck breast as I am particular about medium rare. It was perfection

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Exquisite yet accessible. One of the city’s finest gems.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food, a nice and quiet place, good service. Wine list a bit pricey

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary at Story. The food was incredible and the service was very friendly. I had ordered the sweetbread marsala appetizer and short ribs entree paired with a pinot – both were delicious. My wife had the ceviche appetizer and halibut entree – very tasty and fresh. We finished this perfect meal with a lemon pudding cake. The outstanding service was friendly with casual conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We've dined here many times. My only criticism is that I'd prefer to be served less meat, and more veggies on the plate. I'm never able to finish my meat course, and I run out of veggies.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had the Sunday evening special for $10 of which we have had several, all very good.
The portion is smaller making it just right for seniors. The wine however good is overpriced in my opinion. I had one glass of Keenan chardonnay 2015 which sells at Gomers for $29.50 per bottle and was charged $16 . At six pours per bottle that comes to less than $5 cost per serving.
I think a mark-up of over 300% is excessive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We've heard about this restaurant from friends for a couple of years now, and we're so glad we gave it a try. We had the tasting menu and ate every bite! Even things we normally would be opposed to (beets, for example), were delicious. I'd definitely highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Carl does an outstanding job and his wait staff are always attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Everything perfect: risotto, green/mint salad, bread, butter and a beautiful pomegranate spritzer. Always great service, too. It was even quiet and good for confo, because we were on the patio. Love the patio. Thanks for everything.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Came here for my husband's birthday dinner and it was wonderful. It was not very crowded so it was quiet and private. The food was very good, the beets and halibut were our favorites and we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. I would definitely recommend trying out Story.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was awesome as always. Waiter, Adam, was great!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I've been dining at Story since it opened several years ago. I've never had a bad meal there. The food is exquisite and the service is very good whether you sit at the bar, in the bar, or in the beautiful dining room. It is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Greater Kansas City.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was a beautiful night and we sat outside. Our server was very attentive. We had the short ribs and the shrimp and grits. Both were exceptional and very inventive. The dress code is casual, which we love, but the food is seriously fine dining.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Story is hands down the best restaurant in Kansas City. Everything was perfection. The service was wonderful and the food was impeccable.. It will be a regular go to for me.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had made a reservation on open table for outside seating. When we got there our reservation wasn't showing up. After a few minutes, the manager said let me get you a drink at the bar and a table outside will open up. After 20 minutes, they were going to seat us outside. I said to the manager, I thought you were buying us a drink for your error. He said, no I just thought you could wait at the bar. I wont pay for your cocktail. Not sure he understands how customer service works.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very nice meal

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Cioppino EXCELLENT as always, and the heirloom tomatoes app was AWESOME!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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