The tomato salad at Estiatorio Milos takes freshness to a new level.

Central Michel Richard
Caesar, an American favorite, is refreshed with a French twist by James Beard Foundation Award– winning chef Michel Richard. The soft and creamy texture of his famous goat cheese Caesar salad topped with croutons and chopped tomato introduces a modern element to this classic starter. Add an extra hearty bite to it with chicken, shrimp, or steak. Caesars Palace, 702-650-5921

The Country Club
Warm up this winter as chef Carlos Guía takes patrons from The Country Club’s golf course views to the sunny Caribbean with his sweet and savory tropical grilled shrimp entrée salad. The fruitfulness and heat of the Aleppo chile complement fresh pineapple, strawberries, and grilled shrimp (topped with a drizzle of piña colada sauce) that will have you dreaming of the beach. Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3463

Cut Las Vegas
Maryland blue crab and Carolina shrimp make the Louis Cocktail a fantastic starter before digging into any of the steaks at Wolfgang Puck’s Cut. The shellfish is carefully arranged atop a bed of fresh avocado and tomatohorseradish panna cotta to create a gourmet visual masterpiece. The Shoppes at the Palazzo, 702-607-6300; wolfgangpuck.com

Estiatorio Milos
A flawless example of chef/owner Costas Spiliadis’s mission to “preserve the distinct flavors and nutritional values of superior and fresh ingredients,” the tomato salad is simple yet sensational. Tomato, English cucumber, red onion, green peppers, Santorini capers, and feta cheese dressed with the finest olive oil and fresh oregano make this as much of a “must” as any of the most wellknown Greek dip starters. Cosmopolitan, 702-698-7930

Jean Georges Steakhouse
World-renowned chef Jean- Georges Vongerichten has crafted a signature menu with unexpected and crowd-pleasing tastes at his Aria steakhouse, including his own twist on an heirloom tomato and hearts of palm salad, dressed with a light and tangy avocado coconut vinaigrette. Aria, 702-590-8690

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Power-lunch hot spot Joe’s never disappoints, from its famous cole slaw and creamed spinach sides to homemade pies for dessert. A shellfish-lover’s delight, the seafood chopped salad is fully loaded with fresh shrimp, lobster, and Alaskan king crab. Add a cup of the stone crab bisque to combat winter chill. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-792-9222

Marketplace Cafe at Nordstrom
For power shoppers, lunch break at Fashion Show means a stop at Cafe Nordstrom. Pair its iconic tomato soup with one of the delicious salad choices, like the Parmesan-crusted chicken, or grilled shrimp and arugula. Rejuvenate with the light, healthy option that features grilled wild prawns, grilled corn, and petite tomatoes, plus noteworthy polenta croutons and a Parmesan cheese crisp—all tossed in a garlic vinaigrette. Fashion Show, 702-784-1610; nordstrom.com

Sage
Created by star chef Shawn McClain, the confit heirloom beets salad is sophisticated and elegant, much like the atmosphere that it is served in. Rich in color and taste, gorgeous heirloom beets are presented with red onion financier, smooth goat cheese, and jamón Ibérico straight from Spain. Aria, 702-590-8690

Shibuya
Shibuya’s signature Kani salad serves as the perfect appetizer to a Japanese repast. Made with the freshest ingredients, this dish includes king, snow, and river crabs, plus lotus chips, pickled cucumber, and seaweed. The bonus is the unique presentation of the dish, which sits atop a small fish bowl housing a live Siamese fighting fish. MGM Grand, 702-891-3001; mgmgrand.com

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