A Single Pebble is a fabulous restaurant that both excels to the discriminating eater and the person who is looking for the best customer service! I made my reservations online and they confirmed them within 24 hours. They were friendly from beginning to end. They serve family style and tell you if you might be ordering too much. The food was delectible and the service rather quick for a "fancy" restaurant.
The only two reasons I can't go that often is that it isn't a place you want to take your children and that it is a bit pricey. But the price is worth every penny and me and my husband use the time away from the kids there and bring leftovers home for our daughter. This is one of Burlington's best restaurants and it would be too bad if you came to town and didn't check it out!
Review by - irishmeesh
Bank on Greatness at A Single Pebble
I was just at this fabulous Chinese restaurant last night with some new friends, and it reminded me all over again how much I love the food here. If you are ever in Burlington, VT, you simply must eat here at least once. This is, quite simply, the best Asian food in Chittenden County and perhaps all of Vermont. In fact, A Single Pebble has been named Best Place to Have Dinner by readers of weekly newspaper Seven Days in both 2006 and 2007 and was named one of the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the U.S. by Chinese Restaurant News in 2007.
Although the best way to experience A Single Pebble is with a group–because they encourage family-style dining, where everyone shares what they’ve ordered–I would not hesitate to eat here alone. There is dining at the bar, and from what I’ve heard, the bartender is very friendly and service there is good. (Service is good overall; waitstaff are fairly knowledgeable about what they are serving and are always friendly and helpful.) You could order an entree for yourself or 2-3 small plates could make a meal.
Located on Bank Street in Burlington, the restaurant looks very unassuming from the outside, located in what looks like a residential house. The draw here is the unbelievably fantastic food, including many vegetarian options. I have eaten here many times and have never had anything less than a stellar meal. I can certainly recommend the dumplings (any kind), the Ants Climbing a Tree (pork and cellophane noodles), the Chinese Broccoli, the Five Flavor Chicken, the Crispy Lemon Chicken, Poached Green Vegetable with Hong Kong Sauce, Shiny Noodle Shiitake Mushroom & Carrot, Dan Dan Noodles, and my new favorites, the Mock Eel (braised shiitake mushrooms in a ginger sauce, crispy and delicious), and the crab cakes (which come 3 to a plate with 2 different dipping sauces). They serve wine by the glass and make a scrumptious Mai Tai.
You probably will not spend less than $20 for dinner here; lunch is about half that, depending on how much you can eat. You can make reservations online at their website. Reservations are highly recommended (especially for dinner on the weekend), as this is one of Burlington’s most popular restaurants.
Review by - Gray
Even if you find yourself fighting over the direction of the turning table, a single pebble is the absolute best place for large parties and those of us often found picking from our companion's plate. Unique dishes that make it easy to try something new everytime.
Review by - NT
Really clean flavors, dishes emphasize rice with the flavors of ginger, soy, green onions, etc. I love how it's not greasy and they'll cook the food to your specifications. A bit expensive, but well worth it, as there aren't really any high-end or even medium-end chinese/asian restaurants.
Review by - yummyfood333