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 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 | avocado cream, radish, citrus, bright herbs, cotija cheese

fried brussels | ricotta salata, lemon zest, sesame, kimchi aioli

kale salad |  tuscan kale, black pepper goat cheese, roasted beets, pickled cauliflower, walnuts, bright herbs, honey cumin vinaigrette [add chicken or shrimp]

maeby’s harvest salad |  gem lettuce, chicories, bacon, apple, red onion, hazelnut, pickled mustard seed vinaigrette

breakfast for dinner | poached farm egg, green pancakes, shitake “bacon”, maple chili cauliflower, shaved carrot, lime butter

cajun spiced seabass | black eyed peas, blood orange, trinity, mustard braised chard, smoked yam puree

meat and potato | hangar steak, steak fries, broccolini, cress, béarnaise

pan roasted chicken | chinese broccoli, thai eggplant, wheat noodle, braised dark meat, cabbage, cilantro, scallion, burmese coconut curry

saltbox pho | short rib, rice noodles, bok choy, bean sprout, jalapeño, lime, basil, aromatic 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, black pepper goat cheese, roasted beets, pickled cauliflower, walnuts, bright herbs, honey cumin vinaigrette [add chicken or shrimp]

rooftop harvest salad |  gem lettuce, chicories, bacon, apple, red onion, hazelnut, pickled mustard seed 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, spiced tomato chutney, jalapeño, cilantro, cardamom mustard slaw, tamarind aioli, house cut fries

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

steak sandwich | saltbox pita bread, spiced flank steak, tomato hummus, spicy onion relish, bright herbs, tzatiki, arugula, simple salad

 

brunch (sat & sun)

jana's scones | house made preserves

literally, bread with chocolate | saltbox brioche, ganache, hazelnut nougatine

daily soup |  bread and sweet cream butter

kumquat pancakes | saltbox sourdough, roasted pineapple, ginger streusel, whipped crème fraîche, maple syrup

kale salad |  tuscan kale, black pepper goat cheese, roasted beets, pickled cauliflower, walnuts, bright herb, honey cumin vinaigrette [add chicken or shrimp]

rooftop harvest salad |  gem lettuce, chicories, bacon, apple, red onion, hazelnut, pickled mustard seed 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, spiced tomato chutney, jalapeño, cilantro, cardamom mustard slaw, tamarind aioli, house cut 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