johnston's saltbox

1696 laurel street
san carlos, ca 94070

650.592.7258

info@johnstonsaltbox.com

Annual staff 4th July vacations we will be closed

July 1st - 8th

Normal hours resume Tuesday July 9th

NO RESERVATIONS

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


 

spring menu

Chef Suhail Karimi

 

 

dinner

daily soup | bread and sweet cream butter

rooftop garden salad | local baby lettuces, radish, sherry vinaigrette

avocado toast | grilled local stone fruit, hazelnut, goat cheese, agrodolce, crema

shishito peppers | lemon zest, tamarind-miso chutney

kale salad |  tuscan kale, pickled rhubarb, strawberries, fromage blanc, herbed pistachio, agave balsamic vinaigrette

summer harvest salad |  gem lettuce, marinated tomato, heirloom cucumber, point reyes blue cheese, bacon, soft egg, green goddess vinaigrette

summer pasta | cavatelli, herbed local yellow tomato ragout, sweet peppers, toy box squash, mushrooms, arugula, parmesan

pan roasted seabass | braised thai eggplant, pickled toy box melon, jasmine rice, thai basil, radish shoots, thai bird chili, red coconut curry

meat and potato | hangar steak, steak fries, street corn, seared green beans, warm corn salsa, red pepper- guajillo coulis, tortilla strips

chicken and rice | pan roasted chicken, pea risotto, blistered tomato relish, seared spring squash, crispy prosciutto, basil, pea shoots

spring lamb | lamb seekh kabob, saltbox naan, braised cauliflower, green yogurt chutney, sweet tamarind chutney, arugula-mint salad, pickled fresno chili

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, pickled rhubarb, strawberries, fromage blanc, herbed pistachio, agave balsamic vinaigrette

summer harvest salad |  gem lettuce, marinated tomato, heirloom cucumber, point reyes blue cheese, bacon, soft egg, green goddess vinaigrette

short rib sandwich | soy braised short rib, cucumber, red kimchi, chili miso aioli, pickled carrot and ginger, jalapeño, cilantro, arugula, fries

mushroom tartine | scrambled farm eggs, braised mushroom, spinach, gruyere, fried shallot, meyer lemon mascarpone, simple salad 

huevos rancheros | sunny farm eggs, blue corn tostada, tomatillo salsa, radish pico, ranchero beans, lime slaw, queso fresco, cilantro

fried chicken sandwich | crispy buttermilk chicken breast, saltbox barbecue sauce, creamy coleslaw, bread and butter pickle, jalapeño, 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)

housemade scones | house made preserves

cinnamon swirl-pluot coffee cake | chantilly cream

daily soup |  bread and sweet cream butter

saltbox pancakes | saltbox sourdough, honey-vanilla roasted apricots, ginger streusel, chantilly cream, maple syrup

kale salad |  tuscan kale, pickled rhubarb, strawberries, fromage blanc, herbed pistachio, agave balsamic vinaigrette

summer harvest salad |  gem lettuce, marinated tomato, heirloom cucumber, point reyes blue cheese, bacon, soft egg, green goddess vinaigrette

breakfast sandwich | soy braised short rib, fried farm egg, red kimchi, pickled carrot and ginger, chili-miso aioli, cilantro, jalapeño, arugula, simple salad

mushroom tartine | scrambled farm eggs, braised mushrooms, spinach, gruyere, fried shallot, meyer lemon mascarpone, simple salad 

huevos rancheros | sunny farm eggs, blue corn tostada, tomatillo salsa, radish pico, ranchero beans, lime slaw, queso fresco, cilantro

bacon hash |  poached farm eggs, saltbox potatoes, bacon, pole beans, local corn, caramelized onions, spinach, red pepper, hollandaise

fried chicken sandwich | crispy buttermilk chicken breast, saltbox barbecue sauce, creamy coleslaw, bread and butter pickle, jalapeño, 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