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 coast side pub and brings a 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 spent 18 years cooking with great chefs & mentors: Jeremiah Tower, Bradley Ogden, Robert Cubberly and Pierre Koffmann.
After years of 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 finally bring these experiences home to 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 | Tastemaker
- Heath Ceramics
- Ralph King Cabinetry
- Matt Dick | Small Trade Company
- Marius and Shannon Ciortea | NFO Bee Company
- Golden Nursery | San Mateo
- Pixar Animation Studios
- Vesta | Redwood City
- Shakewell | Oakland
- Natalie DeMeo | she waters. it grows. we cook. you eat. repeat.