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


 

spring menu

Chef Suhail Karimi

 

 

dinner

daily soup | bread and sweet cream butter

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

avocado toast | point reyes blue cheese, walnut, celery, apple , crema

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

kale salad |  tuscan kale, marinated asparagus, strawberries, fromage blanc, herbed pistachio, agave balsamic vinaigrette

early spring harvest salad |  gem lettuce, za’atar spiced chickpeas, red onion, quinoa, carrot, snap pea, feta, tahini vinaigrette

enchiladas verde | heirloom black beans, quinoa, queso oaxaca, tostones, lime slaw, queso fresco, crema, pepitas, cilantro, rooftop flowers

local king salmon | herbed local asparagus, savory cous cous, pickled carrot salad, tomato-citrus beurre blanc

meat and potato | hangar steak, loaded mashed potato, peppered spinach, tamari roasted garlic, onion rings, blackberry barbecue sauce

pan roasted chicken | spring vegetable succotash, cheddar cornbread, jalapeño jam, rooftop honey butter

pork chop | provolone potato gratin, roasted carrot, pickled pepper-sweet pea salsa, pea puree

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, marinated asparagus, strawberries, fromage blanc, herbed pistachio, agave balsamic vinaigrette

early spring salad |  gem lettuce, za’atar chickpea, red onion, 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 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)

jana's scones | house made preserves

cinnamon swirl brioche | espresso whipped cream, chocolate shortbread crumble, salted caramel

daily soup |  bread and sweet cream butter

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

kale salad |  tuscan kale, marinated asparagus, strawberries, fromage blanc, herbed pistachio, agave balsamic vinaigrette

early spring harvest salad |  gem lettuce, 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 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, local asparagus, 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