johnston's saltbox

 

1696 laurel street
san carlos, ca 94070

650.592.7258

info@johnstonsaltbox.com

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 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 | mushroom ragout, black pepper goat cheese, arugula, almond

fried brussel sprouts | sesame seed, ricotta salata, lemon zest, kimchi aioli

kale salad |  tuscan kale, spiced delicata squash, pumpkin seed granola, spicy pickled red pepper, cotija cheese, fresh herb, honey cumin vinaigrette

autumn harvest salad | little gem lettuce, chicories, bacon, hazelnut, roasted fingerling potatoes , apple, pickled red onion, mustard seed vinaigrette

wonton stew | mushroom wonton, spiced pumpkin puree, shitake, radish, brussel leaves, aromatic broth, pumpkin seed, rooftop yuzukosho

seafood stew | pan roasted cod, mussel, clam, squid, bacon poached fingerlings, fennel, saffron tomato broth, rouille toast

meat and potato | hangar steak, duchess potato, shishito, delicata, mizuna, red onion, smoked teriyaki

pan roasted chicken | barley, spaghetti squash, baby carrot, poached egg, spicy pickled fennel, persimmon gastrique

short rib | grilled rice, braised cabbage, zucchini, horseradish cream, scallion, chili miso broth

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, spiced delicata squash, pumpkin seed granola, spicy pickled red pepper, cotija cheese, fresh herb, honey cumin vinaigrette

autumn harvest salad | little gem lettuce, chicories, bacon, hazelnut, roasted fingerling potatoes , apple, pickled red onion, mustard seed vinaigrette

steak sandwich |  green curry rubbed grilled flank steak, arugula, bean sprout, red onion, herb, thai steak sauce, rice powder, kimchi aioli, house cut fries

roasted tomato tartine | toasted filone, poached farm eggs, oven roasted tomato, saltbox hummus, spiced tomato sauce, feta, mint, simple salad 

green eggs and ham | scrambled egg, black forest ham, tortilla chips, spicy tomatillo sauce, crema,pickled onion, cilantro

fried chicken sandwich | crispy buttermilk chicken breast, fermented chili sauce, ginger kimchi, jalapeno, cilantro, celery slaw, fries

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

pork banh mì |  pork belly, roast pork, chicken liver mousse, cilantro, jalapeño, pickled roots, savory aioli, house cut fries

 

brunch (sat & sun)

jana's scones | house made preserves

twice baked croissant | saltbox yuzu curd

gingerbread spiced french toast | saltbox brioche, meyer lemon curd, ginger streusel, cider syrup, whipped crème fraîche

kale salad |  tuscan kale, spiced delicata squash, pumpkin seed granola, spicy pickled red pepper, cotija cheese, fresh herb, honey cumin vinaigrette

autumn harvest salad | little gem lettuce, chicories, bacon, hazelnut, roasted fingerling, apple, pickled red onion, mustard seed vinaigrette

daily soup |  bread and sweet cream butter

breakfast sandwich | torpedo roll, grilled pork belly, hard farm egg, herbed goat cheese, apple chutney, spicy escabeche, arugula, fennel, simple salad

roasted tomato tartine | toasted filone, poached farm eggs, oven roasted tomato, saltbox hummus, spiced tomato sauce, feta, mint, simple salad

green eggs and ham | scrambled egg, black forest ham, tortilla chips, spicy tomatillo sauce, crema, pickled onion, cilantro

bacon hash |  poached farm eggs, potatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, butternut squash, spinach, red pepper, hollandaise sauce

fried chicken sandwich | crispy buttermilk chicken breast, fermented chili sauce, ginger kimchi, jalapeno, cilantro, celery slaw, 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