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Cuisine: American, New American
Since May 2011 the restaurant has served customers amid minimalist décor, white tablecloths, and candlelight. However, there's no music playing, which some customers found odd. A 2013 James Beard... Read More
Since May 2011 the restaurant has served customers amid minimalist décor, white tablecloths, and candlelight. However, there's no music playing, which some customers found odd. A 2013 James Beard semifinalist nominee for Best Chef Midwest, Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen was also Food & Wine magazine's 2014 winner of The People's Best New Chef award. He uses the freshest, 'interesting' ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. The small eclectic menu has featured starters such as ceviche or smoked duck empanadas. Recent popular entrees have included halibut with potato puree, braised beef short ribs with gnocchi, or shrimp and grits. Donut holes and German chocolate cake have previously appeared on the dessert menu. In addition to somewhat pricey wine, story., offers hand-crafted cocktails and house-made limoncello. Well-portioned food and generally friendly, attentive service are the norm here. In warmer weather, enjoy pleasant neighborhood views with your meal.
- Best Restaurants: "For special occasions and $75, the tasting menu offers a broad 'tour' through the regular menu, from beets with smoked walleye, burrata, apple and mustard vinaigrette to swordfish and beef short rib dishes. Salted caramel doughnuts with vanilla pastry cream and passion fruit capped a recent version of the menu."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Amid suburban Prairie Village, Kansas, story. offers patio dining with wonderful views of the bustling yet quaint commercial neighborhood.