Ten years ago, a hotel in Ybor was unthinkable. But the Hilton made Tampa think again..
<B>The Scene The pretty new Hilton sits amid the old cigar factories, esconced among lush blooming plants and flanked with a glittering pool. The restaurant is located near the lobby, facing the pool on the west side. <BR><BR> <B>The Food<BR> It serves breakfast and lunch only, a simple menu of standards, but pretty well done. We liked the salad bar at lunch--big kettles of tossed or Caesar salad, homemade soup, relishes and crackers. (Note to management: You need low-fat dressings. We Weight Watchers eat salad because it's low in calories.) Great potato salad, big chewy chunks with the skin left on. We were only disappointed with one dish: We suspected the hot beef sandwich was sauced with canned gravy. But it was a such a bright, pleasant setting and such a gorgeous hotel, we vowed we'd be back.