johnston's saltbox

1696 laurel street
san carlos, ca 94070

650.592.7258

info@johnstonsaltbox.com

NO RESERVATIONS

Due to our modest size, we can only accommodate parties of six (6) or fewer



 

 spring menu

Chef Adam Thompson

 

 

dinner

daily soup | bread and sweet cream butter

rooftop garden salad | daily harvested lettuces, radish, local olive oil, sea salt

today's tartine | aubergine ricotta, pine nut, fried caper, onion agro dulce

fried asparagus | ricotta salata, lemon zest, tarragon vinaigrette

kale salad |  tuscan kale, cotija cheese, corn, marinated asparagus, pumpkin seed granola, spicy pickled radish, roasted corn vinaigrette

spring harvest salad | gem lettuce, carrot, snap pea, avocado, hard egg, pickled red onion, spiced almonds, parmesan vinaigrette

spring gnocchi | herbed gnocchi, spring harvest vegetables, pickled fresno, green garlic pistou, parmesan

pan roasted halibut | spring onion potato cake, asparagus, pea and carrot salad, smoked carrot puree

meat and potato | hangar steak, snap pea potato salad, loaded street corn, onion ring,  barbecue sauce

chicken and rice | pan roasted chicken, roasted artichoke, wild rice, carrot, red pepper, olive aioli, nasturtium

short rib | green pancake, ginger braised summer squash, pickled mushroom salad, aromatic jus

ribeye burger | all natural beef burger, melted onions, tomato jam, lettuce, pickled onion, aioli, house cut fries

 

lunch

daily soup |  served with  bread and sweet cream butter

kale salad |  tuscan kale, cotija cheese, corn, marinated asparagus, pumpkin seed granola, spicy pickled radish, roasted corn vinaigrette

spring harvest salad | gem lettuce, carrot, snap pea, avocado, hard egg, pickled red onion, spiced almonds, parmesan vinaigrette

sausage sandwich | red chili pork sausage, grilled peppers, pineapple salsa, avocado cream, spicy escabeche, arugula, fries

winter green tartine | toasted filone, scrambled egg, chard, tomato, bright herb, fried pea, spicy green sauce, feta, simple salad 

eggs durango | poached farm eggs, creamy polenta, green chili sauce, grilled zucchini, queso fresco, cilantro,               (add carnitas)

fried chicken sandwich | crispy buttermilk chicken breast, house pickles, buttermilk slaw, Guinness honey mustard, cilantro, jalapeno, fries

ribeye burger |  all natural beef burger, melted onions, pickled onion, tomato jam, lettuce, aioli, house cut fries

steak sandwich | green curry rubbed flank steak, arugula, bean sprouts, red onion, herbs, thai steak sauce, rice powder, kimchi aioli, fries

 

brunch (sat & sun)

jana's scones | house made preserves

cinnamon swirl brioche | salted caramel, whipped cream, chocolate shortbread crumble

daily soup |  bread and sweet cream butter

blueberry pancakes | saltbox sourdough, mixed berry compote, hazelnut crunch, maple syrup, whipped crème fraîche

kale salad |  tuscan kale, cotija cheese, corn, marinated asparagus, pumpkin seed granola, spicy pickled radish, roasted corn vinaigrette

spring harvest salad | gem lettuce, carrot, snap pea, avocado, hard egg, pickled red onion, spiced almonds, parmesan vinaigrette

breakfast sandwich | fried egg, red chili pork sausage, pineapple salsa, avocado cream, spicy escabeche, arugula, fennel, simple salad

winter green tartine | scrambled farm eggs, toast, chard, tomato, bright herb, crispy peas, spicy green sauce, feta, simple salad

eggs durango | poached farm eggs, creamy polenta, green chili sauce, grilled zucchini, queso fresco, cilantro,               (add carnitas)

bacon hash |  two poached farm eggs, potatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, asparagus, spinach, red pepper, hollandaise sauce

fried chicken sandwich | crispy buttermilk chicken breast, house pickles, buttermilk slaw, guinness honey mustard, cilantro, jalapeño, saltbox fries

 

 

*due to our modest size we can only accommodate parties of 6 or fewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

johnston's saltbox   I   1696 laurel street   I   san carlos, ca   I   94070   I   650.592.7258