These Long Island restaurants serve salads worth ordering.
Beet salad at The Gourmet Whaler
The ample, artfully arranged beet salad at The Gourmet Whaler in Cold Spring Harbor brings together roasted red and golden beets, goat cheese, candied walnuts and baby arugula with a red wine vinaigrette.
Nicoise salad at The Craft House
This clever riff on a Nicoise salad that subs rosy-pink duck breast for tuna is an enticing autumn switcheroo at The Craft House in Freeport.
Fatush salad at Rothchilds Coffee & Kitchen
The tasty fatush salad at Rothchilds Coffee & Kitchen in Great Neck features tomatoes, olives, red onion, radish, fresh herbs, olive oil and feta cheese.
Wedge salad at Talluci's Pizzeria
The wedge salad at Talluci's Pizzeria in Farmingdale features an entire head of romaine lettuce, showered with crumbled blue cheese, chopped bacon and tomato.
Watermelon salad at Meta Osteria & Barra
Spicy capicola, candied walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese spark the watermelon salad at Meta Osteria & Barra in Oceanside.
Kale Caesar salad at Henley's Village Tavern
Kale Caesar salad, showered with hard-boiled egg and shaved Parmesan cheese, sheds all vestiges of bitterness at Henley's Village Tavern in Brightwaters.
Sicilian salad at Il Giardino
The Sicilian salad of oranges, fennel, olives, asparagus, string beans and potatoes is bright and refreshing at Il Giardino in Aquebogue.
Grilled octopus salad at Catch Oyster Bar
Grilled octopus salad features tomato, onion and potato slices on greens at Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue.
Lobster Cobb salad at The Wild Goose
The lobster Cobb salad at The Wild Goose in Port Washington is a twist on an American classic with a large hunk of lobster on top and chunks laced throughout.
Roasted beet salad at Yiasou Yeeros
The roasted beet salad at Yiasou Yeeros in Plainview is topped with feta cheese and walnuts.
Iceberg wedge salad at St. James Public House
An iceberg wedge salad is topped with crumbled Gorgonzola, bacon lardons, blue cheese dressing and a tangle of fried onions at St. James Public House.
Rucola salad at Naples Street Food
Rucola salad at Naples Street Food in Franklin Square has arugula, cherry tomatoes, artichoke and Parmesean with a lemon vinaigrette.
Grilled Montauk squid salad at Lulu Kitchen & Bar
A salad of grilled Montauk squid is tumbled with greens and dressed with a gingery citrus dressing at Lulu Kitchen & Bar in Sag Harbor.
Baby beet salad at The Brixton
Baby beet salad, featuring red and gold, diced and shaved beets, topped with pistachios and goat cheese and anchored by arugula in a tart vinaigrette, is a winner at The Brixton in Babylon.
'WTF' salad at Hush Bistro
The "WTF" salad is a no-fail choice at Hush Bistro in Huntington. It features gingery tuna tumbled with watermelon, edamame and crumbled wonton, and showered tableside with foie gras "snow."