Story

4.8
2306 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.)

Support Story during COVID-19

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 2306 people are saying
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCBH59
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BlishC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JaredR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Excellent service and food. Nice to get out again after COVID. They haven't missed a beat.

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vipKCdiner
Kansas City
188 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our food and service was phenomenal!

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Dobbie
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. It was a little expensive for the portion size.

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GeorgeS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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AngieB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLEIGHANN
Kansas City
40 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with great service! Love the new seasonal items. Thank you for an always wonderful evening out!

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Leawoodfoodie
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wine was overpriced, but otherwise a wonderful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner and friendly, helpful staff.

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MeganT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was absolutely incredible and our server was delightful. A great evening out on a warm patio, socially distant from other tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great staff... nice heaters and blankets to help with the chill when eating outside.

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KalynnM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent !
The service outstanding , everyone is friendly and accommodating!

JM
JohnathanM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food, great cocktails and excellent service=a very enjoyable meal! Would recommend to anyone interested in a great dining experience.

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vipAnna
Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Porker
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Lisa
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBubby
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCBH59
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

EG
vipEricG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, drinks, and service!

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HaiyanD
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipJoeG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

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.

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vipLEIGHANN
Kansas City
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious and creative meal with excellent service. Great patio seating. Thank you!

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vipBarryR
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipHawker88
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the new outdoor seating! Food was excellent and service was great.

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vipEricN
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous birthday fir four!!! Exceptional food and staff was the BEST

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vippmcheesecakes
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DavidC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JulieZ
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint!! Service, food, ambience always good to excellent!~

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vipTedMartin
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipJeanie
Kansas City
134 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice night with our friends and the food was very good, but the brownie dessert was the best!:-)

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vipDhackler30
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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Corey
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Great COVID safety precautions. Great for a special occassion.

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vipEmilyG
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swordfish was phenomenal. So was lobster tagliatelle.

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vipCindyR
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star all the way!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance for a Valentine’s Day dinner!

FAQs

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.

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