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


 

winter menu

Chef Suhail Karimi

 

 

dinner

daily soup | bread and sweet cream butter

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

today's tartine | edamame hummus, pickled radish, crispy onion, citrus

fried asparagus | ricotta salata, lemon zest, sesame, yuzu-horseradish aioli

kale salad |  tuscan kale, toasted almond, roast potato, hard egg, pickled radish, whole grain mustard vinaigrette

early spring salad |  gem lettuce, chicories, za’atar chickpea, quinoa, carrot, snap pea, feta, tahini vinaigrette

saltbox daal | lentils, braised spinach, cauliflower, snap peas, cilantro, pickled fresno chili, raita, saltbox roti

pan roasted halibut | asparagus, faro, quinoa, arugula, rhubarb, sweet pea salsa verde, lime-caper burr blanc

meat and potato | hangar steak, spiced breakfast potato, seared haricot verts, poached farm egg, fried garlic, chipotle choron sauce

chicken and rice | pan roasted chicken breast, rice cake, broccolini, stewed tomato, arugula, chermoula

short rib| braised mushroom, pearl onion, glazed carrot, tarragon potato cake, saltbox brioche, red wine 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, toasted almond, roast potato, hard egg, pickled radish, whole grain mustard vinaigrette

early spring salad |  gem lettuce, chicories, za’atar chickpea, quinoa, carrot, snap pea, feta, tahini vinaigrette

sausage sandwich | merguez style sausage, fontina cheese, spiced apricot jam, preserved lemon aioli, mint, arugula fries

mushroom tartine | scrambled farm fresh eggs, braised mushroom, spinach, gruyere, fried shallot, meyer lemon mascarpone, 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, fermented chili sauce, ginger kimchi, jalapeno, cilantro, fries

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

herb roasted pork sandwich | saltbox focaccia, fried broccoli rabe, red pepper jam, olive aioli, fennel, arugula, simple salad

 

brunch (sat & sun)

jana's scones | house made preserves

rise and shine eclair | espresso cream filling, chocolate glaze

daily soup |  bread and sweet cream butter

banana pancakes | saltbox sourdough, chocolate-hazelnut spread, hazelnut crunch, whipped créme fraîche

kale salad |  tuscan kale, toasted almond, roast potato, hard egg, pickled radish, whole grain mustard vinaigrette

early spring salad |  gem lettuce, chicories, za’atar chickpea, quinoa, carrot, snap pea, feta, tahini vinaigrette

breakfast sandwich | merguez style sausage, fried egg, spiced apricot jam, preserved lemon aioli, mint, arugula, simple salad

mushroom tartine | scrambled farm fresh eggs, braised mushrooms, spinach, gruyere, fried shallot, meyer lemon mascarpone, 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, butternut squash, caramelized onions, chard, red pepper, hollandaise sauce

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