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snoobie Jan 6, 2007 02:12 PM

We are looking for restaurants with great salad entrees for lunch. Prefer West Hollywood, West L.A. or Santa Monica area..... Many thanks

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    puran_sugar Jan 18, 2007 10:16 PM

    Cafe Flore
    Beverly Hills on Robertson

    Inexpensive (less than $10), Very fresh, large portions and
    fantastic Spinach and strawberry salad.

    www.lecafeflore.com

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      ddyouandme Jan 18, 2007 11:04 PM

      A little out of your zone, but 26 Beach Cafe on Washington Blvd. just west of Lincoln in Marina Del Rey has some of the best salads around. The house blend salad is my all-time fave.

    2. ipsedixit Jan 7, 2007 03:58 AM

      Beacon.

      www.beacon-la.com

      1. bassbiz Jan 7, 2007 12:56 AM

        For sure the chinese chicken salad at the California Chicken Cafe, I get that for lunch and sometimes for take out dinner at least once a week. Im not sure if it's filling enough to be dinner but since the portions are pretty generous, Lucky Devil's has organic greens and their dressings are very tasty.

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          Francesca Jan 6, 2007 06:58 PM

          Clementine

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            Obessed Jan 6, 2007 05:39 PM

            Hugo's has good salads too.

            1. chica Jan 6, 2007 04:18 PM

              Doughboys
              http://www.doughboys.net/

              Joan's on Third
              http://www.joansonthird.com/

              Tender Greens
              9523 Culver Boulevard
              Culver City, CA 90232
              http://tendergreensfood.com/

              Damon & Pythias
              Westwood Village
              http://www.damonandpythias.com/

              Coral Tree Cafe
              Brentwood, Century City
              http://www.coraltreecafe.net/

              California Chicken Cafe
              Santa Monica
              http://www.californiachickencafe.com/

              Literati Cafe, Literati II
              Santa Monica
              http://www.literaticafe.com/

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                snoobie Jan 6, 2007 05:24 PM

                This is a great list... thanks.

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                  JBC Jan 6, 2007 06:56 PM

                  To build on Chica's list, here are some on the more pricier side which should be an even "Greater" Salad experience in tastiness (and ambiance for the last 3):

                  Nagao - Japanese - Santa Monica
                  18 different Japanese inspired salads - $4.50 to $9.50
                  http://www.nagaosushi.com

                  Javan - Persian - W.L.A.
                  Appetizer "Combination Platter" - Shirazi & Olivieh salads, plus pickles, grape leaves... A complete meal - $10.95
                  http://www.javanrestaurant.com

                  Spago - Californian(?) - Beverly Hills
                  It's tough to ignore Wolfgang when he's got 6 "Large" Salads - $16 to $25
                  http://www.wolfgangpuck.com

                  La Cachette - French - Century City-ish
                  7 Luncheon "Entree" Salads - $22 to $42
                  http://www.lacachetterestaurant.com

                  And finally, where does L.A.'s most ambitious, extravangant, over-the-top, ect. salad reside?

                  Jaan - French/American - Beverly Hills
                  L'Ermitage Hotel
                  9297 Burton Way (310) 278-3344
                  http://www.jaanrestaurant.com

                  The Forty Five Dollar Salad - Poached Maine Lobster, Fois Gras, Black Truffles, Seared Ahi Tuna, White Asparagus, English Peas, Tear Drop Tomatoes, Artichoke Chips, Homemade Flatbread and Beluga Caviar with Blinis.

                  1. re: snoobie
                    chica Jan 6, 2007 10:02 PM

                    No prob! In re to Spago (listed above), I recommend the lobster cobb. :)

                2. Clare K Jan 6, 2007 03:00 PM

                  Toast on 3rd near La Cienega has great salads. I'm not sure if there are any Wolfgang Puck Express restos in that area, but they have several fantastic salads.

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