Johnston's Saltbox

Lunch Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM | Dinner Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
1696 Laurel Street San Carlos, CA 94070
Nearby Places
  • Near Oral Surgery San Carlos, CA
  • Near The Toss, San Carlos
  • Near Fina's Cafe
Quick Information
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Menu
Lunch and Dinner Menu
Lunch $17.00 PEACH AND KALE SUCCOTASH SALAD Black kale, peach, cherry tomato, corn, edamame, red bell pepper, red onion, goat cheese, basil lemon vinaigrette dressing $17.00 SUMMER GEM SALAD Little gem, blueberries, summer squash, persian cucumber, broccoli, radish, pistachio coconut lime dressing $17.00 JALAPEÑO PICKLE FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH Crispy fried buttermilk chicken breast, sour cream jalapeño pickle slaw, early girl tomato, sambal aioli, saltbox fries $17.00 SUMMER CLUBBIN Turkey breast, black forest ham, smoked gouda, heirloom tomato, red onion, iceberg lettuce, bacon aioli, housemade onion milk bun, saltbox seasoned ruffles $17.00 RIBEYE BURGER All-natural beef burger, melted onions, aioli, lettuce, tomato, saltbox fries $20.00 HARVEST PASTA Orecchiette pasta, corn, cremini mushroom, pearl onion, stone fruit, corn cream, roasted garlic butter, ricotta cheese $17.00 HEIRLOOM TOMATO AND BEET GRAIN BOWL Mixed greens, millet quinoa cauliflower “hippie glitter”, heirloom tomato, red beets, fennel, Persian cucumber, radish, lemon vinaigrette, dill greek yogurt $17.00 ITALIAN PULLED PORK SANDWICH Basil and oregano braised pork shoulder, roasted red and yellow bell peppers, jalapeño giardiniera, garlic aioli, country roll, saltbox fries $18.00 CHIPTOTLE BARBACOA TOSTADAS (2) Chipotle braised beef, black bean puree, crispy white corn tortillas, sunny eggs, roasted corn pico de gallo, cilantro, crema, queso fresco Dinner $17.00 PEACH AND KALE SUCCOTASH SALAD Black kale, peach, cherry tomato, corn, edamame, red bell pepper, red onion, goat cheese, basil lemon vinaigrette dressing $17.00 SUMMER GEM SALAD Little gem lettuce, blueberries, summer squash, persian cucumber, broccoli, radish, pistachio coconut lime dressing $17.00 RIBEYE BURGER All-natural beef burger, melted onions, aioli, lettuce, tomato, saltbox fries $28.00 SUMMER HARVEST PASTA Orecchiette pasta, corn, cremini mushroom, pearl onion, stone fruit, corn cream, roasted garlic butter, crispy 3 cheese balls $34.00 GYPSY JAMBALAYA Roasted mary’s chicken breast, gulf shrimp, kielbasa sausage, gypsy and bell peppers, tomato, celery, onion, brown basmati rice $36.00 TAMARI BALSAMIC GLAZED BARRAMUNDI Pan seared barramundi, miso eggplant hummus, broccoli plum wonton salad, chile crisp vinaigrette $34.00 CHICAGO STYLE PORK CHOP Roasted double cut pork chop, lemon garlic butter vesuvio potatoes, jalapeño giardiniera Small bites and appetizers $17.00 FARMER'S TOAST Fifth crow farms heirloom tomato and squash, prosciutto de parma, housemade ricotta, saba, sprouts, rusticana toast $28.00 SALTBOX CHEESE PLATE Ossau-iraty, genoa salami, pickled dried apricot, fifth crow farms green tomato salad, candied pecans, wholegrain mustard, housemade grissino $13.00 BREAKING BREAD Pull apart pan au lait parker house bread, honey almond butter, local figs, sea salt $16.00 MUSSELS NORMANDY Salt springs (b.c.) mussels, nesuki bacon cider cream, garlic, shallots, herbs, honeycrisp apple, rusticana toast $16.00 charred veggie ripple dip CHARRED VEGGIE RIPPLE DIP Summer squash roasted garlic and parmesan dip, house ricotta, heirloom tomato, radish, mint, spiced pita $17.00 CRISPY OCTOPUS Tomato braised crispy octopus, castelveltrano olive and fennel fingerling potato salad, smoked paprika aioli $8.00 BRENTWOOD CORN RIBLETS Deep fried corn on the cob, tumeric old bay butter seasoning, parmesan cheese $10.00 CASTELVETRANO OLIVES Sweet Bites $12.00 BROWN BUTTER FIG GALETTE Almond cream, figs, mascarpone cream, honey, toasted almond $12.00 DANA'S TWIX CAKE chocolate sponge cake, caramel custard, salted caramel sauce, shortbread cookie $12.00 BROOKIE SUNDAE Fudge brownie, cookie pieces, vanilla chocolate swirl ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce Kids Menu $10.00 KIDS CHICKEN TENDERS (3PC) with fries $10.00 MACARONI & CHEESE $9.00 KIDS CHICKEN WORDLE SOUP $12.00 GRILLED MARY'S CHICKEN BREAST WITH SEASONAL VEGETABLES $5.00 SALTBOX FRIES
Brunch Menu
Sat/Sun Brunch Menu $7.00 TODAY'S SCONES (2) Toasted almond scones with mixed berry jam $8.00 COFFEE CAKE Cinnamon swirl coffee cake with mascarpone cream and pear chutney $15.00 BASICALLY AN ACAI BOWL Strawberry sorbet, greek yogurt, granola and fresh fruit $26.00 SALMON AND SALAMI BYOB Beet cured scottish salmon, genoa salami, dill cream cheese schmear, wholegrain mustard, heirloom tomatoes, persian cucumber, red onion, sprouts, radishes, turmeric pickles, 8 minute egg, dana’s onion poppyseed bialy $19.00 SUMMER BACON HASH Neuski bacon lardons, poached eggs, fingerling potato, sweet corn, swiss chard, pearl onion, heirloom summer squash, grana padano, cayenne honey hollandaise $18.00 BABY BLUE Lemon dutch baby pancake, red wine blueberry compote, candied ginger, white nectarine, vanilla crème fraîche, ginger chamomile syrup. Side neuski bacon $7.00 $19.00 RATATOASTILLE House parmesan focaccia, bell pepper and summer squash scramble, roasted garlic eggplant puree, melted fontina and mozzarella cheese, marinated tomato salad $20.00 BREAKFAST ON LAUREL ST Savory pan d’mie french toast, maple sage breakfast sausage, mushroom and greens ragout, griddled eggs, tarragon béarnaise $21.00 SHRIMP AND CHORIZO SHAKSHOUKA Gulf shrimp, homemade chorizo, cherry tomato, kale, piquillo pepper, potato, sunburst squash, sunny egg, rusticana wedge, calabrian aioli $18.00 CHIPOTLE BARBACOA TOSTADAS (2) Chipotle braised beef, black bean puree, crispy white corn tortillas, sunny eggs, roasted corn pico de gallo, cilantro, crema, queso fresco $17.00 THE BREAKFAST CLUB Lack forest ham, heirloom tomato, smoked gouda, griddle eggs, little gem, red onion, mustard, aioli, saltbox fries $17.00 JALAPEÑO PICKLE FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH Crispy fried buttermilk chicken breast, sour cream jalapeño pickle slaw, early girl tomato, sambal aioli, saltbox fries $17.00 PEACH AND KALE SUCCOTASH SALAD Black kale, peach, cherry tomato, corn, edamame, red bell pepper, red onion, goat cheese, basil lemon vinaigrette dressing
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About

We’re a neighborhood restaurant, featuring a local rotating menu & wine list, highlighting the bay area’s finest produce and artisan product

Sean Johnston

Proprietor
Hometown: Portstewart, Northern Ireland

Sean grew up on the North Atlantic Coast of Ireland. Before moving to San Francisco he worked much of his career in his family’s vibrant Irish pub, full of local characters. He brings that same love of community and warm Irish hospitality to Johnston’s Saltbox. Sean thrives on creating an atmosphere where locals gather and share a meal & a moment together. He’s constantly impressed by the quality and variety of artisan products grown right here in the Bay Area. Johnston’s Saltbox is a celebration of those two loves: local people, local product.

Jennifer McAteer Johnston

Chef | Proprietor
Hometown: San Carlos, CA

Jennifer spent her career working with great chefs & mentors- Jeremiah Tower, Bradley Ogden, Pierre Koffmann, and Robert Cubberly.

Partnering all these years 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 and values back to her hometown of San Carlos.

The rooftop kitchen garden is a very tangible way we demonstrate our commitment to quality local ingredients. It’s coincidentally also a great place for their three teenage Johnston daughters to toil in the soil, and to feel a part of it all.

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