A Single Pebble
A Single Pebble

A Single Pebble

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asinglepebble.com/
  • Phone: 8028655200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:45pm;
    Saturday : 11:30am - 3pm
    Sunday Dim Sum : 11:30am -1:45pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Chiuho Duval
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Banquet will be held in the restaurant. Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Chiuho (Christina) Duval 8028655200x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between St. Paul and Pine
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from A Single Pebble
Located on Bank Street, just a short walk from Church Market Marketplace in Burlington. A Single Pebble is named after John Hersey's Novel - A story of young American engineer sent to China in the 1920s, to inspect the Yangtze River, a journey of his trip on a junk. A Single Pebble is serving classically creative Chinese Cuisine since 1997.

We proudly feature the unique flavors and qualities of each dish. Our culinary influences come from all of the regions of China and it's neighboring areas. From our delicately seasoned lighter fare to hearty " Comfort food" favorites, we use the freshest ingredients available -- many from local farmers.

Please come to join us for a fun family style eating experience, sharing a taste of this and that from our award-winning dishes placed on a revolving, red lacquer Lazy Susan.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
A Single Pebble reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (80)good for groups (60)special occasion (48)neighborhood gem (43)great for lunch (23)romantic (21)kid-friendly (18)hot spot (11)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not your typical Chinese food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The ingredients were all fresh and cooked to perfection. The servers were attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ Service and Food
    Suburbandiner
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    One member of our dining party had a severe allergy to peanuts. The waitress and the manager went out of their way to suggest menu options that would be safe for our allergic diner. The food was excellent. Unlike most Chinese restaurants, each dish had it's own unique flavors and was very fresh. The service was great too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor kitchen organization/service
    SuzeQ
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was okay, not great, but there are two other reasons I would never go back. First, the waitstaff was fairly unattentative--it took a long time to take our drink orders in a not very busy restaurant. A second round of drinks was almost impossible to get and I finally sent the woman refilling waters to go get our waitress. Two, and this was inexcusable, our four meals came out about 15 minutes apart from each other--so the first entree was served, 15 minutes later, a second entree, 15 minutes later, the third entree and finally the fourth entree came out a full 45 minutes after the first entree had been served. I have never seen anything like that ever before, anywhere. Yet, my bill would have me believe I had just had fine dining.
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  • Great, as always.
    RobL
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had an early (5:30) reservation on a Friday night. It was quiet and the service and food were even better than the high standards when more crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed by all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Asked to pick restaurant for dining with six friends from out-of-state who had not been to Burlington before or in years - discerning diners. They were impressed and we all had a wonderful time. The dishes were great as was the ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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  • Best Authentic Chinese
    FineDiner
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Gourmet Chinese with special appetizers and entrees added to menu daily. Service is knowledgeable and courteous. Pricey , but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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  • flyingfoodie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Read about A Single Pebble on Trip Advisor while planning an overnight trip to Burlington. Booked a reservation in advance and so glad we did. The food was wonderful. I travel to Asia often and was so pleasantly surprised to find such flavorful Asian food.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud
    Susan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Saturday night party of 8. Very noisy room, difficult to carry on a conversation. Also, lazy Susan on our table was malfunctioning and the server was clueless about what to do (so did nothing). It made it very difficult to share food. Our rice came after several items which was lousy timing. Fish order came too late and prepared incorrectly. Server was not very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste sensation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As always, high quality food with unique flavors. A delightful lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Single Pebble still is good
    Megan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Single Pebble is still good, but their service is a bit funny, we found ourselves waiting too long for the menu items to appear and they do not list all of the ingredients for a dish. So when my husband ordered the peppered scallops the sauce was 100% onion. He does not eat onions and was very surprised. They recommended always asking for the full ingredient list. The food was good, but I have never thought it was great there.
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  • Asian Gem in Burlington
    fulpl8
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were pleasantly surprized by this outstanding Chinese on quiet Bank St. out of earshot of the Church St. buzz. My wife and I both ordered chicken entres and agreed that the 3 cups chicken was the best. Everything is cooked to order and both meals, including a shared veggie low mein were a perfect blend of spices and preparation. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Islander
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have eaten there a number of times and the food is always fantastic. Wait staff is always friendly. Arthur Stojak Nantucket MA.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Asian in Burlinton
    jacs55
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our experience began when we met Jamaica, our Server. She is a professional! She presents, listens and accommodates requests. Further, I was left with the impression that the Single Pebble kitchen and wait staff are very synchronized-dishes flowed at just the right pace. And speaking of dishes-all at our table were impressed with the flavor balance the SB Chef had achieved in every dish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent food
    NMonsterVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    very expensive. I know they use fancy ingredients, but this is very expensive for Chinese food. Some nice vegetarian items but I don't really think worth the exorbitant prices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always exceptional
    Christinho
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I always eat at least one meal a day at Single Pebble when I'm in Burlington. Sadly that is only about 2 days a year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Your Run Of the Mill Cuisine
    Seekerofrecipes
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We look forward to going to this restaurant every summer. It is a real treat! The food is upscale and not your typical Chinese dishes. You won't find wonton soup or beef and broccoli on the menu, but anything we have ever tried as been delicious. Try the chef's choice at lunch where the chef decides what he will serve you. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Asian Food in Vermont
    Diner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I were very happy to have found a Single Peblble. We lived in Southeast Asia for two years and have been disappointed in many Asian restaurants but loved Single Pebble. We had their spicy green beans, Kung Pao beef , and a shrimp dish that was a special that night- all very fresh, well seasoned and delicious. Service was excellent- professional, friendly and prompt. Highly recommeded!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    Acs54VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to Single Pebble for the first time and our experience far exceeded our expectations. The food was fresh, delicious and well seasoned. Our cold sesame noodles were the best version of this dish that we have eaten in years. The layout is eclectic but does a great job of tampering noise so you can enjoy your conversation. The service was cheerful and efficient.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our best visit
    mamamotown
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Been to A Single Pebble many many times, but this visit the restaurant was SO loud it was hard to hear the waitress, and our table for 6 was smushed into a corner and 2 of us were in the flow of traffic. The food was great as always, but the atmosphere could use some attention.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gone downhill
    Dinealot
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was plentiful but bot well prepared. Chicken dish was overloaded with coating and inedicle tangerine peel was cooked right into the chicken pieces. Service was slow and lackadaisical. Do not plan on all entrees arriving near the same time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pac28VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ordered 2 small plates, the mock eel and Peking Duck. Was plenty of food for one person. Peking Duck is served similar to Mu Shu. came with pancakes and hoisin sauce. I added the eel to my pancake stuffed duck and it was yummy. A little pricey for Chinese food, but very good. I would go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vtfoodfan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was my first time dining at Single Pebble in Burlington. I remember the restaurant from the Barre-Montpelier Rd. days when it was superb. I was disappointed in the food. I ordered the Hong Kong noodles with duck and yutoy. The duck tasted on the verge of being spoiled. The sauce was pretty tasteless. My friend ordered the Peking duck and remarked that her duck was dry and the skin was not crispy. I also ordered an eggplant dish which had good flavor, but was rather oily. Our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive, the atmosphere was fine, but I would hesitate to recommend your restaurant I am sorry to say. I would be willing to come back and give it another try. Perhaps you have too many items on the menu to do them all well?
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    RobL
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have never been disappointed, whether for dinner or lunch. The range of specials and regular dishes is always interesting and the servers are very attentive and professional. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The hostess seems tired and very cranky but the food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I used to live in Burlington, and one of my great memories was A Single Pebble. This visit may have been a fluke, but the service was apathetic, and the food was ok. Not the warm inviting experience I remembered from years ago.
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  • delicious date night meal
    btvdining
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Have been wanting to go and finally had a chance. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the meal, the service and the atmosphere! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually great
    Goodfood
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our daughter picked a single pebble for her birthday dinner. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Burlington and I've always had great food and service. However, this time around our service was greatly lacking. Our server unfortunately had zero personality and barely checked in with us all night. We waited almost 15 mins for our order to be taken and with hungry kids and adults waiting, you know how that goes. I've always had great experiences with this restaurant but this time due to poor service it really affected our dinner. With the expectation nowadays for a 20% tip, you'd think servers would go above and beyond to make sure they interact with customers, especially when you know the bill will be substantial. Food was decent though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Good fresh food with proper spicing and mostly local vegetables.
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  • Service is poor
    Sarah205VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is our second trip to this restaurant. This is the second time we have had terrible service. It is the kitchen, not the waitstaff, except the waitstaff didn't really rush to come back to check on us except to deliver dishes. We had a dish that we ordered in appetizer round, and it showed up as the final dish of the evening. It's too bad, because the food is really good.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Terrific birthday dinner
    BananaSplits
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We celebrated a friend's birthday at A Single Pebble this week and it was an all around terrific experience. We loved our table in a window nook. Two people in our party have serious allergies - tree nuts and gluten - and our server did a wonderful job of steering them towards menu items that would be "safe." Our server was very knowledgeable about the food preparation and approached our table each and every time with a smile and great advice - all around great service. We finished the meal with candles in a dessert, which was also a sweet touch. Thanks so much for a fun birthday night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Asian food
    jayelless
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This isn't your Panda Express, chicken finger and crab rangoon type of Chinese/Asian. It's real and amazing. We rarely order off the menu since the specials are usually too good to pass up. We enjoy the family style eating and always have leftovers. With leftovers though I am certain we only get a portion of our leftovers because it's never as much as what was left on the dishes (they do them in the back so you cant see them fill the containers). Would also love to see Chinese/Asian inspired desserts. I find the dessert menu to be extremly lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Susan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is by far the best Asian restaurant I have been to in a long time. My daughter lives in Burlington and she took me there on a recent visit. My favorite was the Mock Eel appetizer, but everything we ordered was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Before the Flynn Theatre
    middvt
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is our favorite spot for dining in Burlington. We had a 6 pm reservation prior to an 8 pm Flynn performance and ordered the Tasting menu for 6 people. The service was prompt, efficient and friendly and we loved all the selections from the chef. There was great variety including two of our favorites, the marinated green beans and a cabbage and cucumber salad. We would not have ordered the mock eel on our own but that also turned out to be one of our favorite dishes. There was a battered shrimp dish that was delicate and cooked perfectly. The dishes came out in perfect timing and in perfect proportions for six people. The final dish was individual portions of tapioca and creme brulee and fresh fruit, a perfect ending to the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely experience
    Mebofoodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had a lovely autentic dinner with lots of delicious and new courses. The ambience was top and we were able to bring our 6 months old baby
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Chinese Indeed
    Bomolaura
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I love this restaurant. Although, the prices are starting to rise a little too much for my budget. Some of the food has also become too salty and another dish had way too much pepper on it. Other than that, this place is amazing.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • A new discovery for us
    Crown1
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I traveled over an hour each way just to go to A Single Pebble over the past three weeks. We've had the sampler menu, chefs choice twice and this is spectacular. Gives you the opportunity to try dishes you probably wouldn't just order. Well prepared tasty dishes. Looking forward to trying the dim sum that is various dumplings brought by your table and you take one or not as they keep coming around with new options.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've never been disappointed when dining at the Single Pebble. Excellent food and outstanding waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ggreat place
    alicat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Yummy food and always a great selection of draught beers. Great for meal sharing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Asian restaurant ever
    JohnnyQ
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My husband and I dined at a single pebble on a Thursday night and it was easy to get a table. On the weekends reservations are a must. Our favorite dishes were the Buddas delight, a vegetarian dish with seitan, and the eggplant starter. The ginger martini was also great. We didn't care for the red oil dumplings. As long time vegetarians it was nice to go into a restaurant where we had lots of choices and where those dishes were given as much thought as the meat based dishes. We definetly will be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently very good
    BGVT
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We have been coming here for years and it is always good. Great diversity of dishes with lots of veggies. Food comes out very quickly for everyone to share. My kids love it and they like the "lazy Susans" on the tables that spin the food to whoever wants it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.