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A Single Pebble

133 Bank St., #35 (St. Paul St.) Send to Phone
802-865-5200 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Inventive Chinese menu at this popular Burlington spot draws crowds, regardless of the season.
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Dining room at A Single Pebble, Burlington, VT

A Single Pebble Restaurant Review

: Boasting veteran waitstaff and an inventive menu (try the deep-fried shiitake mushrooms, masquerading as mock eel), this downtown restaurant offers authentic Szechuan with a fanciful twist. Chef Chiuho Duval's kitchen imports ingredients weekly from New York’s Chinatown. Among them are flavors you’re unlikely to forget: sugar-battered walnuts, tender bites of double garlic eggplant, and soy-puckered green beans. We like the attention paid to every detail: tables are booked at two-hour intervals, and the owners request that cell phones be silenced. Now there's nothing to distract us from indulging in the tangy citrus wonderland that is tangerine-peel chicken, or the lemon-sesame shrimp, with its ginger-kissed crunch. Each table’s Lazy Susan encourages a friendly intimacy that’s fun for groups and perfect for dates.

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Derogatory and poor service!
by avinash on Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:23 am
 
After having read excellent reviews and being recommended by Burlington locals, me and my friend decided to dine to this restaurant on Monday 25th April 2011. However the whole experience was so shameful and derogatory that I had to write about this horrible event to get it off my mind.

To start with, we arrived around 8:45 pm at the restaurant and were taken to a table far from everyone else, in one corner of the restaurant. After asking the attendant for a change of table to another cozier section of the restaurant, he unabashedly replied: 'Sure no problem, can you take the menu with you and come along???' I know that it must have been a pain for that we wanted a switch of table, but I don't think it was my job to carry a menu to the table!

Then, a few minutes minutes later, while we were still deciding on the 5 pages menu, the waitress came to notify us that the kitchen closed at 9:00 pm! Right away I asked if we would have enough time to dine and she said yes, instead of honestly saying it would be difficult due to the 'mysterious close time' As first-time visitors, we were honestly unaware of the closing times because on the menu card posted right outside the restaurant, it just says 'dinner after 5pm'. Anyhow the waitress took our order, and after the food arrived, we were then expected to rush through our meal as if at a fast food joint! This behavior is certainly unacceptable for a restaurant of its kind, as even after having ordered close to $50 worth of consumables, we were disturbed again and again by different waitresses, to be asked ' whether the food on the table must be packed to go?' And the worst was to have to witness the staff talk loudly at the counter just to make the atmosphere unpleasant so that the last customers leave...

In conclusion, after having the door closed behind us, we really felt cheated as it being the worst 45 minutes ever spent in a restaurant!
 
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