johnston's saltbox

1696 laurel street
san carlos, ca 94070

650.592.7258

info@johnstonsaltbox.com

NO RESERVATIONS

Annual closure July 3rd -9th

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 | heirloom tomato, mozzarella, balsamic syrup, parmesan crisp, basil

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

summer harvest salad | little gem lettuce, bacon, hard egg, avocado, cucumber, marinated tomato, black pepper buttermilk dressing

enchiladas | mushroom and cheese enchilada, pumpkin seed, red chili sauce, crema, ranchero beans, cilantro, lime slaw

pan roasted grouper | fumet braised fingerlings, heirloom melon, fresh pickles, cashew, coconut squash, red curry sauce

meat and potato | hangar steak, loaded potato mashers, grilled broccolini, sauce vierge

picnic chicken l potato salad, four bean salad, corn on the cob, lime hollandaise, chili, barbecue sauce

short rib | savory cous cous, marinated wax beans, pistachio butter, beet slaw, mint, 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

summer harvest salad | little gem lettuce, bacon, hard egg, avocado, cucumber, marinated tomato, black pepper buttermilk dressing

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

early summer tartine | poached farm fresh eggs, smashed avocado, braised corn, guajillo sauce, pickled asparagus, cotija cheese, crema, cilantro, 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, hot sauce, blue cheese spread, jalapeño, cilantro, celery slaw, fries

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

the blta | miso glazed bacon, tomato, gem lettuce, smoked tomato coulis, avocado cream, green goddess aioli, simple salad

 

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

summer harvest salad | little gem lettuce, bacon, hard egg, avocado, cucumber, marinated tomato, black pepper buttermilk dressing

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

early summer tartine | poached farm fresh eggs, smashed avocado, braised corn, guajillo sauce, pickled asparagus, cotija cheese, crema, cilantro, 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, pole beans, swiss chard, hollandaise sauce

fried chicken sandwich | crispy buttermilk chicken breast, hot sauce, blue cheese spread, jalapeño, 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