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.
Joan's on Third
9523 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Damon & Pythias
Coral Tree Cafe
Brentwood, Century City
California Chicken Cafe
Literati Cafe, Literati II
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
Javan - Persian - W.L.A.
Appetizer "Combination Platter" - Shirazi & Olivieh salads, plus pickles, grape leaves... A complete meal - $10.95
Spago - Californian(?) - Beverly Hills
It's tough to ignore Wolfgang when he's got 6 "Large" Salads - $16 to $25
La Cachette - French - Century City-ish
7 Luncheon "Entree" Salads - $22 to $42
And finally, where does L.A.'s most ambitious, extravangant, over-the-top, ect. salad reside?
Jaan - French/American - Beverly Hills
9297 Burton Way (310) 278-3344
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.