Are both the following sentences correct?
I'll have salad.
I'll take salad.
By the way, should I put 'a' before the word 'salad'? :)
Thanks in advance for replies
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Is it then possible to use 'take' in AmE?
I've heard it used but 'have' is more natural.
I've heard it too and seen it written but not as often as 'have'. It seems 'take' is some kind of substandard in the context provided
You will hear "take" used frequently by non-native speakers, usually because it's a direct translation from their own language. For example
Je voudrais prendre un café au lait (French) = I would like to take a white coffee (coffee with milk) - Direct translation
Me gustaría tomar un café (Spanish) = I would like to take a coffee
Prendre = to take
Tomar = to take
In English, it would be "I'll have a coffee" or "I would like [to have] a coffee".