Good entree salads at the Shore
My partner loves entree -sized salads but they seem to be out of style or something, so she ends up ordering some kind of salad (8-11 range, not big) and an appetizer. Anybody know of a shore restaurant (we live in Long Branch) restaurant that has good entree salads?
Rooneys has a whole bunch of entree sized salads, I lik eteh chopped salad w/ steak
Beachfront Salad 15
greens with candied pecans, fresh pears, red onions, “Maytag” bleu cheese,
sundried cherries with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Chopped Salad 16
finely chopped romaine, iceberg & radicchio, sundried cranberries, crumbled
“Maytag” bleu cheese, candied pecans all tossed with a sweet Vidalia onion dressing
with fried calamari 20
with sliced marinated flank steak 20
Spinach Salad 15
baby spinach, bacon, grape tomatoes, Bermuda onions, sliced mushrooms diced
eggs and feta cheese served with a warm white balsamic vinaigrette dressing
with applewood smoked bacon wrapped scallops 22
Mesclun Salad 15
with kalamata olives, marinated asparagus spears, red & yellow
beefsteak tomatoes, scallions, pignoli nuts, served with goat cheese
croutons & an opal basil vinaigrette
Caesar Salad 11
chopped romaine, parmesan cheese and croutons
with grilled or blackened chicken 15
with grilled or blackened shrimp (4) 22
Key West Crab Salad 25
chopped romaine garnished with plum tomatoes, hearts of palm, diced
cucumbers and mandarin oranges topped with jumbo lump crabmeat
finished with a passion fruit & prickly pear vinaigrette
Beet Salad 13
with walnut and crumbled goat cheese served over baby arug
21 Phillips Ave, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
Key West Cafe
4701 Pacific Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Main course salads have never gone out of style, but they are usually more available at lunch rather than at dinner.
The lunch menu at Bay Avenue Trattoria, in Highlands, has several large portion salads which can be augmented with chicken. While I've not yet had any of them (just went to BAT for the first time), I have had Chef Joe Romanowski's main course salads at his previous restaurant, Joe & Maggie's, and they were first-rate.
Photos of our lunch at Bay Avenue Trattoria can be viewed here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
With regard to Rooney's, the ocean view is fabulous but, unfortunately, the food is barely mediocre.
The Ocean Cafe in West End offers lots of entree-sized salads.
Sallee Tee's and Charley's Ocean Grill both offer several different salads to which you can add your choice of protein. My favorite thing to order at Charley's, after a cosmo, is the pan-seared yellow-fin tuna over mesclun greens or arugula. The chef changes the homemade dressing daily.
I've had several great full-size salads at Atlantic Bar & Grill, although I think they were on the daily "specials" menu.
Atlantic Bar & Grill
24th Ave and Central Ave, South Seaside Park, NJ 08752