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Long Island restaurants serving great salads

These Long Island restaurants serve salads worth ordering.

Prasini, horiatiki and dakos salads at Herb & Olive

A trio of traditional Greek salads at Herb
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A trio of traditional Greek salads at Herb & Olive in Manhasset, clockwise from top: the prasini ("green") salad, a pile of delicate shreds of romaine and dill, the lettuce-less horiatiki ("village") salad of chopped cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes and feta, and the dakos salad, dampened barley crackers covered with grated tomatoes, crumbled feta and dehydrated olives.

Wedge salad shaker at 317 Main Street

The wedge salad shaker at 317 Main Street
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The wedge salad shaker at 317 Main Street in Farmingdale features a wedge of lettuce delivered in a sealed jar with chunks of cheese, crumbles of bacon, onions, tomatoes and dressing. It's shaken and plated tableside.

BBQ beef salad at Rangsit 11

The BBQ beef salad, which features sliced steak,
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The BBQ beef salad, which features sliced steak, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, scallion and cilantro in a chili paste lime dressing, is utterly delicious at Thai restaurant Rangsit 11 in Hicksville.

Grilled calamari salad at Grasso's

A tender, grilled calamari salad is boosted by
Credit: Daniel Brennan

A tender, grilled calamari salad is boosted by capers, red onion, and Kalamata olives at Grasso's in Cold Spring Harbor.

Larb gai at Ra-Cha Thai Cuisine

Larb gai, a fiery, ground-chicken salad with mint,
Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Larb gai, a fiery, ground-chicken salad with mint, cilantro, shallots and roasted rice, is served at Ra-Cha Thai Cuisine in Huntington.

Kupus salata at Konoba

Definitely order the kupus salata, a shaved cabbage
Credit: Daniel Brennan

Definitely order the kupus salata, a shaved cabbage salad made with roasted hazelnuts, Parmesan and red wine vinaigrette, at Konoba in Huntington.

Beets and kale salad at The Harrison

A salad of roasted beets and baby organic
Credit: Daniel Brennan

A salad of roasted beets and baby organic kale with crispy warm goat cheese, candied walnuts and truffle vinaigrette is served at The Harrison in Floral Park.

Wedge salad at Talluci's Pizzeria

The wedge salad at Talluci's Pizzeria in Farmingdale
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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.

Fatush salad at Rothchilds Coffee & Kitchen

The tasty fatush salad at Rothchilds Coffee &
Credit: Daniel Brennan

The tasty fatush salad at Rothchilds Coffee & Kitchen in Great Neck features tomatoes, olives, red onion, radish, fresh herbs, olive oil and feta cheese.

Kale Caesar salad at Henley's Village Tavern

Kale Caesar salad, showered with hard-boiled egg and
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Kale Caesar salad, showered with hard-boiled egg and shaved Parmesan cheese, sheds all vestiges of bitterness at Henley's Village Tavern in Brightwaters.

Nicoise salad at The Craft House

This clever riff on a Nicoise salad that
Credit: David L. Pokress

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.

Watermelon salad at Meta Osteria & Barra

Spicy capicola, candied walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese spark
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Spicy capicola, candied walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese spark the watermelon salad at Meta Osteria & Barra in Oceanside.

Beet salad at The Gourmet Whaler

The ample, artfully arranged beet salad at The
Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

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.

Sicilian salad at Il Giardino

The Sicilian salad of oranges, fennel, olives, asparagus,
Credit: Daniel Brennan

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
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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
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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
Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

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
Credit: Daniel Brennan

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
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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
Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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
Credit: Daniel Brennan

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.

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