We are a family owned restaurant, featuring a from-scratch kitchen & boutique wine list, highlighting the bay area's best local artisan products
Hometown: Portstewart, Northern Ireland
Sean worked much of his life in his family’s pub and brings that same warm European sensibility to Johnston’s Saltbox. He loves the sense of community created by sharing a meal together. He's impressed daily by the quality and variety of product grown right here in the Bay Area. Johnston’s Saltbox is the culmination of those two parts: local people, local product.
Jennifer McAteer Johnston
Chef | Proprietor
Hometown: San Carlos, CA
Jennifer has trained alongside great chefs & mentors: Jeremiah Tower, Bradley Ogden, Robert Cubberly and Pierre Koffmann.
Partnering with local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen- witnessing them put so much love and care into their craft, Jennifer sees a Chef’s role as simple- to source great local product and cook it with care. She’s excited to bring these experiences to her hometown of San Carlos.
The rooftop kitchen garden is a very tangible way to demonstrate our commitment to quality local ingredients. It's coincidentally also a great place for the three young Johnston daughters to toil in the soil.
At Johnston’s Saltbox, we care deeply about quality and detail, and choose to support like-minded people.
Architect | Glass Associates Inc
Midglen Studio Associates
Jeanne Ettrick | Designer
Ralph King Cabinetry
Matt Dick | Small Trade Company
Marius and Shannon Ciortea | NFO Bee Company
Golden Nursery | San Mateo
Pausa | San Mateo
Vesta | Redwood City
Shakewell | Oakland
Natalie DeMeo | she waters. it grows. we cook. you eat. repeat.