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
Beef Short Ribs
gnocchi, green beans, bacon, onion rings
Kansas City Bier Company, Dunkel, Missouri
Smoked Duck Empanadas
black beans, avocado, jicama, bbq sauce
We always have the best experience at Story’s. Our last dinner started with the mushroom appetizer. We should have ordered two! Absolutely delicious! Two of us had the halibut which was perfectly prepared and served on top of asparagus and a wonderful purée. The other two had the soft shell crab and we not disappointed. As soon as we got the email saying they were serving the soft shell crab, we booked a reservation. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. It really was a five star experience.
This is Kansas City's best restaurant. The food is amazing, the service is fun and awesome and they are accommodating to so many requests. I cannot say enough about this gem.
Fantastic. Excellent service and food. Nice to get out again after COVID. They haven't missed a beat.
Table location could not have been worse. Because Story has no waiting area, after a while, people were standing extremely close to our table (we had to ask someone to move away).
It was so noisy, we had to raise our voices to hear each other. So much for our anniversary dinner!
This table should NEVER be used on weekends.
The food, as usual was fabulous - we each had soft shell crabs, which were amazing.
As always our food and service was phenomenal!
Food was wonderful. It was a little expensive for the portion size.
The food is always prepared to perfection. The atmosphere is sophisticated and inviting and the staff is very attentive. It's our go to place for both a casual date night or special occasion.
The selections were a bit slow coming out of the kitchen, but we’ll worth the wait.The chicken breast with spatzel was done perfectly and finished with morel mushrooms. A lovely meal.
Excellent meal with great service! Love the new seasonal items. Thank you for an always wonderful evening out!
Excellent food. Wine was overpriced, but otherwise a wonderful dinner.
It was my birthday and the waiter was borderline rude. We told him we were celebrating a birthday and he said “cool.” The food was excellent but for a $200 dinner for 2, the service is not acceptable.
It was a great dinner and friendly, helpful staff.
Our dinner was absolutely incredible and our server was delightful. A great evening out on a warm patio, socially distant from other tables.
Excellent food, great staff... nice heaters and blankets to help with the chill when eating outside.
The food is consistently excellent !
The service outstanding , everyone is friendly and accommodating!
wonderful food, great cocktails and excellent service=a very enjoyable meal! Would recommend to anyone interested in a great dining experience.
It’s always a pleasure going to Story. The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. The bread alone is incredible. I had the ceviche appetizer and the short ribs. Both dishes were delicious. Story is my favorite Kansas City dining experience.
Excellent restaurant. The service is always impeccable and every dish is a delight. We tend to order multiple appetizers for dinner and all are excellent, but the taglietelle, beet salad and ravioli are outstanding.
This was our first dinner out in a year (due to Covid). We ate outside and it was lovely. The tables were nicely spaced out. The food was wonderful, and the service was great. What a treat!
First time there. Everything was wonderful. House made and fresh. We will be back soon.
Ask for Chris great waiter. Very knowable about food and wine.
We met another couple for dinner. We ordered the halibut and it was DELICIOUS! Great service!
A little expense....two halibut dinners, four glasses of wine and one dessert came to $190 for two people. No apps or salad.
Awesome food, drinks, and service!
The location of the restaurant is not very convenient. It’s in a shopping center with weird layouts and smaller entrance. It took us ten minutes to find the restaurant in the shopping center. The food was great. We only had one issue with the service. We had a reservation at 7:30, and when we arrived at 7:26 pm, the guy by the door said we were late to our reservation. He sat us down at the table after the not very friendly welcome. We didn’t really say anything. The servers were great and the food was delicious.
We were rushed out. We were not even asked about dessert or after dinner drinks. Felt invited to leave. & It was not late. Very unfriendly waiter.
Always a delicious and creative meal with excellent service. Great patio seating. Thank you!
Wife and I both had terrific fish. Hers came with a wonderful garlic potato dish and my swordfish with rissoto. Story always has special vegetables and seasonings that highlight the main part of the dish
Love the new outdoor seating! Food was excellent and service was great.
Great menu choices. Empanadas, ceviche, and bread were delicious. Best burger I have had out in a very long time! We were seated inside, but the patio looked like a nice option as well. We will be back!
Fabulous birthday fir four!!! Exceptional food and staff was the BEST
Another great outing at Story. Party of 2, we ordered, duck empanadas as an appetizer. So decadent. We had the hemingway and old fashion for cocktails. A good pour and went nicely with the appetizer. Don't ignore the bread and butter on the table. Very tasty. Dinner brought, the mahi-mahi and braised beef short ribs. Both were amazing. To top off the meal we always get the donuts, because well, DONUTS, enough said. We also took the toffee bread. We highly recommend. Made for a lovely date night. We will be back time and time again.
My son, daughter-in-law, and I had a great experience at story. All the food was both creative and delicious (see photos for samples). The quality of the service was excellent, but a bit slow. They appeared to be understaffed. We selected outdoor dining, which was worth the sacrifice to eat here, but indoor dining would have been preferable. It was a bit too cold. This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Kansas City.
we really enjoy the food it’s our monthly place to go for food! We have the best time and the staff is amazing! always loving place to go!
They never disappoint!! Service, food, ambience always good to excellent!~
We very much appreciate the lengths Story goes to to allow us to dine outdoors during Covid. Getting to eat the wonderful food and to be at a restaurant safely has been a life saver during this time.
We had a nice night with our friends and the food was very good, but the brownie dessert was the best!:-)
This was our first visit. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We were a few minutes early, but the manager escorted us to the bar to order a drink while we waited. We were seated promptly. The food was very delicious and well prepared. The restaurant itself is very beautiful and well done. This is definitely now on our favorites list!!
Food and service was excellent. Great COVID safety precautions. Great for a special occassion.
Swordfish was phenomenal. So was lobster tagliatelle.
Five star all the way!
Great ambiance for a Valentine’s Day dinner!
Story offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 236-9955.
Story is rated 4.8 stars by 2306 OpenTable diners.
Story does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.storykc.com/giftcards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.