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Story

4.7
4.7
2651 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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

  • Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Menu

    $100.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Enjoy a 4 course prix fixe menu from Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen this Christmas Eve. Visit storykc.com for the menu. The regular dinner menu will not be available. The prix fixe menu is $100 per person plus tax & gratuity. Visit storykc.com for the menu.
  • New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu

    $150.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Celebrate New Year's Eve with a 5 course prix fixe menu from Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen. The regular dinner menu will not be available. View the prix fixe menu at storykc.com/events. The prix fixe menu is $150 per person plus tax and gratuity.
  • 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 2,651 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

  • Kansas City, KS

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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
  2. RL

    RoroL

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  3. DD

    DeeDee

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    KimP

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with wonderful service and fantastic food
  5. k

    kc7578

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were superb. Pricey.
  6. VL

    VickieL

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girlfriend's birthday. We've heard how good the Wednesday night fried chicken is. Oh my goodness best ever. Boneless, moist, tender Crisp and full of flavor. Will definitely return. Very civilized!(: even though we were full and had to go boxes we shared the lemon cake. The waiter agreed with our selection. Nice evening.
  7. S

    Steve

    Kansas City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such excellent food so beautifully presented. Our server, Lars, was so efficient and friendly. One of our very favorite restaurants.
  8. j

    jeanned

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful Evening w/ great food and overall a great esperience !
  9. LE

    LEIGHANN

    Kansas City

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very creative and delicious. Great service and wonderful staff. Always a great evening out! Thank you!!!
  10. MM

    MaureenM

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good drinks, great menu options, wine is always good. Staff is knowledgeable. Always one of our favorite places to eat! Appreciate that they still have dividers between tables. I LOVE the way the chef prepares the salmon and wish I could duplicate at home!
  11. LO

    LOLAM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Story is always one of my “go to “whenever I entertain
  12. l

    lksjones

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for business meal or personal. Amazing attentive staff, fun/good drinks, excellent food and ambience. Highly recommend!
  13. L

    Linda

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always high quality. Portions are on the small size, but plenty for most people. The flavors are amazing! Desserts are amazing as well.
  14. K

    Kaur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing. The space is small and seemed crowed and service was good.
  15. KB

    KatieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, cocktails, wine and service were all amazing! Start to finishing we enjoyed our meal. The ceviche was fresh and delicious! For entrees we had the short rib and swordfish. Both were perfection. The bartender recommended prefect wine pairings to go with our dinner and dessert. I would highly recommend Story for a date night or special occasion!
  16. a

    apeywapey

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best burger in Kansas City!
  17. RE

    ReneeE

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maria was our server and was very helpful as this was our first time at Story. The salads were fresh, tender and the dressing was unique and delicious. We had the salmon and swordfish. I’m usually Leary of fish but the salmon was not fishy and I enjoyed it and would order it again. My husband had the swordfish and loved it. We plan to go back!
  18. LG

    LouisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carl presents a wonderful treat for the taste buds in an outstanding setting. Bravo! Maria, our server, was the best.
  19. MK

    MicheleK

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in KC. The very best for every occasion or no special occasion at all. It is our go to place.
  20. S

    Salbo

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best servers we have had in a long time. He was very attentive and pleasant. The beet appetizer and salmon entree were both outstanding. The pomegranate cocktail was refreshing. Overall we enjoyed our evening at Story and will certainly return.
  21. KC

    KCMOFoodie15

    Kansas City

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific experience at Story on a busy Saturday evening. Our table of 4 had the short rib entree which is truly fantastic. Also not to be missed is the halibut entree. Story never disappoints and is always consistently great. We will be back again very soon.
  22. L

    Loch

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food and service, especially from Lars
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to try Story. We had a great time. Our wait staff was very friendly and efficient. We felt that the bar and kitchen staff really put a lot of attention into the little details. Cocktails and wine were fantastic, and all of dishes were exceptional. We look forward to coming back soon.
  24. KM

    KatherineM

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Good food. Some of the cocktails were really good. Service was horrible, everyone from the hostess, servers and manager seemed annoyed to be there. Rude service. We had heard great things about the food and we were very disappointed. Definitely will not be dining here again.
  25. M

    Mary

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We adore Story and would be there constantly if they would do corkage like everyone else. Sadly, without it, it just doesn’t work for us.
  26. t

    traceyt

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food made even more enjoyable by our wonderful server Lars. A terrific evening with the added bonus of being able to sit on their lovely patio this late in October.🍁🥂
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great and restaurant is nice. We sat in the patio and generally enjoyed the evening. Everything was SUPER salty and all four of us left parched and dealing with the salt. Food was generally tasty but nothing we ate made us think “we have to come back for X.” Good neighborhood spot for sure but we were bummed it didn’t live up to the hype. We had 3 entrees, 2 shareables, 4 appetizers. Meh
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter made our anniversary dinner extra special. Thanks, Lars!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Tomatoes salad. Outstanding Fun cocktails. Nice wine list. Short ribs as good as always. Halibut little dry and too temp. Nice atmosphere. Easy to talk and enjoy dinner guests
  30. AR

    AnnR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of the best restaurants in Kansas City, an evening of excellence
  31. D

    Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I can't say I could recommend this restaurant. The menu was interesting, but the food was not good. My husband selected the short ribs, which were stringy and flavorless save for the smoke flavor. He said it was like eating a piece of burned wood. The halibut I had was salty, and the outside so crusted that I could barely cut it. The fries (appetizer) had potential, but also were very salty (I know, they're fries but this was overwhelming) and the aioli just tasted like mayo and relish. This was a very disappointing experience, especially for this price point.
  32. JJ

    JamesJimJimmyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Story. We kicked off the night with the heirloom tomato salad and the lobster tagliatelle. Both were absolutely fantastic. I ordered the prime ribeye and my wife ordered the fried chicken. My steak was good but I had dinner envy. My wife's fried chicken was truly exceptional. For dessert we shared the brownie a la mode. Again, that was totally delicious. Service was great! Cocktails were great.
  33. HK

    HomerK

    Kansas City

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our time, our meal, and wonderful wine list at Story! Tonight was no exception! Chef Carl and team continue to amaze with their culinary talents! Service by Jeremy was outstanding!
  34. D

    Duke

    Kansas City

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Story, although we had heard good things about the food and service from friends. The location is a bit outside our normal range, but we decided it was time to adventure to something new. We were not disappointed. the service was great, the drinks perfect, and the food was delicious. The restaurant is not cheap, but it is also not out of range considering the quality of the food and service. Karen had our table ready when we arrived, and Lars provided great service.
  35. LE

    LEIGHANN

    Kansas City

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and creative. Service was great. Beautiful weather to sit on the patio. Thank you!
  36. SD

    SDSD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I wish I could rerun the evening we dined here and make reservations at any number of other places in the area for a far better overall experience and meal. The short ribs seemed to be prepared in a way to heighten their heaviness and the sensation of grease. The pork belly and Caesar salad were, to be charitable, pedestrian. The only comparative bright spot was the heirloom tomato salad. Service was indifferent to inattentive. The atmosphere was unpleasant and included gratuitous loud shaking of drinks from the small bar barely separated from the dining area. On the positive side menu prices were high and pretension plentiful.
  37. M

    Mike

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great overall experience at Story. Great ambiance, service and food. The only exception was that two of us ordered the prime ribeye steak. We found them to be pretty tough and an average flavor. Not what we would expect from Story and a $48 price. We don't recommend ordering this item. Otherwise the food was excellent. Will definitely go back.
  38. SB

    StephenB

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great waiter, great deck
  39. KC

    KCdiner

    Kansas City

    215 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    215 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Story! Started with cocktails - a cosmo (expertly prepared), a Blantons & then an E.H Taylor bourbon (pleasantly surprised that Story's bar had it), & an Auchentoshan single malt scotch. Nice pours! For starters, we had an heirloom tomato salad, smoked duck empanadas, & raviolis, all excellent. Next, each of us had the braised beef short ribs - 2 of the 3 in our party thought this was good, not great, the 3rd thought it was excellent. For dessert, the 3 of us shared a brownie ala mode, which was superb. Our server, Maria was terrific!
  40. JZ

    JanaZ

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hosted a wonderful birthday dinner for our dear friend at Story. The food was absolutely delicious. Thank you to the chef and the staff for a great night!

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 4.7 stars by 2651 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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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