Hedley’s

Tucked in the quiet section of Robertson—the artery connecting the showrooms of Beverly with Santa Monica Boulevard—is this unfussy neighborhood spot with superb food. Soups are outstanding (particularly a yellow lentil number with cumin), the turkey sloppy joe is tasty and comes with a mixed green salad and/or homemade french fries, and the meat loaf on masheds is a favorite. The staff is friendly and easygoing, and the chef-owners are always in the kitchen.