The best-known boutique hotel in Tel Aviv is a fun, cool place to stay. There’s no lobby—the legendary eponymous Franco-Vietnamese restaurant that occupies the ground floor is the lobby and is a preferred haunt for the Tel Aviv glitterati. But upstairs, there are 12 luxuriously appointed guest rooms that feature high ceilings, dark hardwood floors, tall windows, cheeky photography by Israeli artists, and unusually large selections of books arrayed in floor-to-ceiling libraries. Minibars have French press coffee makers, and mineral water is provided in a glass decanter, never plastic. The swank vibe extends to the black marble bathrooms, with rainfall showers and fragrant custom amenities.  The Eclectic-style building that houses all of this dates from 1922 and has been respectfully restored, but the overall flavor is more playful than patrician. Breakfast, included in the rate, is a classy but relaxed affair—no buffet, rather a lovely a-la-carte menu that covers all the bases and then some. If the rooms here are a bit beyond your price range, don’t miss the opportunity for a meal at the Montefiore Restaurant. Whether you book a table for breakfast, lunch, dinner or high tea, you’ll be treating yourself to some of the best food in Tel Aviv (full review on p. ###).