johnston's saltbox

1696 laurel street
san carlos, ca 94070

650.592.7258

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so our team may enjoy the day with family

info@johnstonsaltbox.com

NO RESERVATIONS

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


 

AUTUMN 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 | roasted pumpkin, bacon, pickled chili, chive, crema

fried brussels | ricotta salata, lemon zest, sesame, kimchi aioli

kale salad |  tuscan kale, black pepper goat cheese, roasted beets, pickled cauliflower, walnuts, bright herb, honey cumin vinaigrette [add chicken or shrimp]

maeby’s harvest salad |  gem lettuce, chicories, bacon, pickled persimmon, red onion, hazelnut, pickled mustard seed vinaigrette

mushroom étouffée | creamy polenta, sunny farm egg, collard green, cajun mushroom gravy, crispy shallot, scallion, celery

pan roasted seabass | quinoa, pistachio, cara cara, bright herbs, sweet and sour carrot, citrus beurre blanc

meat and potato | hangar steak, grilled caulilini, pink peppercorn slaw, celeriac mash, green peppercorn sauce

pan roasted chicken breast | potato gratin, brussels sprouts, apple, hazelnut, red onion, salsa verde

short rib | cipolini, huarache, butternut squash puree, cabbage, radish escabeche, cilantro, lime, red chili 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, black pepper goat cheese, roasted beets, pickled cauliflower, walnuts, bright herb, honey cumin vinaigrette [add chicken or shrimp]

maeby’s harvest salad |  gem lettuce, chicories, bacon, pickled persimmon, red onion, hazelnut, pickled mustard seed vinaigrette

sausage sandwich | sweet fennel sausage, spicy giardiniera, heirloom cucumber, oregano aioli, basil, fennel, arugula, house cut fries

nightshade tartine | poached farm eggs, charred eggplant, oven roasted tomato, olive tapenade, feta cheese, arugula, simple salad

chilaquiles | sunny farm eggs, refried beans, radish escabeche, tortilla chips, red chili sauce, crema, queso fresco, cilantro

fried chicken sandwich | crispy buttermilk chicken breast, spiced tomato chutney, jalapeño, cilantro, cardamom mustard slaw, tamarind aioli, house cut fries

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

steak sandwich | saltbox pita bread, spiced flank steak, tomato hummus, spicy onion relish, bright herb, tzatiki, arugula, simple salad

 

brunch (sat & sun)

jana's scones | house made preserves

jammed brioche | apple butter, cinnamon caramel, shortbread crumble 

daily soup |  bread and sweet cream butter

french toast | saltbox brioche, gingerbread custard, ginger streusel, lemon curd, whipped creme fraîche

kale salad |  tuscan kale, black pepper goat cheese, roasted beets, pickled cauliflower, walnuts, bright herb, honey cumin vinaigrette [add chicken or shrimp]

maeby’s harvest salad |  gem lettuce, chicories, bacon, pickled persimmon, red onion, hazelnut, pickled mustard seed vinaigrette

breakfast sandwich | fried farm egg, fennel sausage, sweet pickled pepper relish, arugula, basil, fennel, oregano aioli, simple salad

nightshade tartine | poached farm eggs, charred eggplant, oven roasted tomato, olive tapenade, feta cheese, arugula, simple salad

chilaquiles | sunny farm eggs, refried beans, radish escabeche, tortilla chips, red chili sauce, crema, queso fresco, cilantro

bacon hash |  two poached farm eggs, saltbox potatoes, bacon, delicata squash, caramelized onions, chard, red pepper, hollandaise sauce

fried chicken sandwich | crispy buttermilk chicken breast, spiced tomato chutney, jalapeño, cilantro, cardamom mustard slaw, tamarind aioli, house cut 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