Cafe Noir is a modern bistro with a Paris feel in downtown Tel Aviv. The vibe is friendly, the background music is soft enough for even whispered conversations, and the waiters are efficient and pleasant. We felt genuinely welcome here even without a reservation. The grilled fish is generous, the pasta, gnocchi and risotto are moist and comforting, the salads are large and the famous chicken, pork and veal schnitzels are delicate and crunchy. Nothing here is disappointing. Even the Italian or French dishes pay homage to local flavors and the restaurant’s Mediterranean and Middle Eastern roots.