1540 Room

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283 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
With our fresh farm to table southern fare, our ingredient list reads like a culinary tour of Savannah’s surrounding farms, fields and fishing docks. Hernando de Soto was the first European explorer to visit Georgia in 1540, that heritage of exploration has permeated this beautiful restaurant inside The DeSoto, a true Savannah landmark. Located in the heart of the Historic District, 1540 Room offers a unique Southern dining expedition combining familiar flavors with inventive and local ingredients.

Specials

Thanksgiving Buffet

Join us for a 1540 Room Thanksgiving Buffet in one of The DeSoto's Ballrooms on Thursday, November 28th!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 7, 2019

Ends: November 8, 2118

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-3:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

1540 Room Pre-Fixed Dinner will be held from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Make your reservations today! If you're interested in The DeSoto's Thanksgiving Buffet, please visit our EventBrite Page: http://bit.ly/DeSotoThanksgiving to purchase tickets!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 283 People Are Saying
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CW
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. It was not very busy, which made us a little nervous, but it was a good meal.

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Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for the business and dining at the 1540 Room.

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food, staff, and ambiance were great. We would return again!

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Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for the staff compliments. We will be sure to acknowledge them for the excellence in service.

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PW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were amazing. The bellman at the adjoining hotel does not know where the restaurant is however. There was a child screaming for moments during our meal, but we did eat at 5:30, so that we couldn't really blame the restaurant. I had the Bouillabaisse and it was delicious. Very glad we went!

1540 Room
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your comments. We will be sure to share with the teams on the details. We appreciate the compliments on the food.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. This restaurant is inside a hotel which I think throws some people off but it shouldn’t. Once you’re in the restaurant there is no hotel feel at all. The food is all farm to table, fresh, and delicious! We’d go back in a heartbeat if we find ourselves back in Savannah.

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Responded on October 19, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review and sharing your experience. We appreciate it very much AND especially your business.

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DL
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Great atmosphere. Gary was our waiter and was attentive without being annoying. His recommendations were spot on. Will definitely be back.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. We appreciate the rating and compliments to Gary on the excellence in service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Didn't realize it was a hotel restaurant. Service and food were quite good. Gabby made our anniversary special!

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for sharing your comments and experience. We appreciate the business! As well, the compliments to Gabby!

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AL
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was Apprehensive about hotel dining but came away pleased. Overall food and service was quite good.

One negative was I asked for a table (via open table) away from wait stations or bathrooms. Guess where we were seated....next to the wait station.

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience and compliments.

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TP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great about our dinner! From the moment we sat down until we paid the bill. The staff, food, The Room was all good!

1540 Room
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for the business, we appreciate the support as a small business owner. We will be sure to share with our staff. sincerely, 1540 Room

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KK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service was exceptional! The scallop and pork belly entree was a must try! Will be back again for sure!

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Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at the 1540 Room. We appreciate the compliments to our scallop and pork sincerely, 1540 team

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for the business and dining with us at the 1540 Room.

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T
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was pretty good. However; I ordered a Tomahawk Steak cooked medium and they brought it cooked well done and the meat was too tough to eat so I sent it back being that it was expensive and the second time they got it right. The waiter was amazing.

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Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for the business and sharing your experience. Happy Anniversary!

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good, even at the restaurant week prices portions where small. Had better at other hotel restaurants.

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Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, we appreciate the business at 1540 Room.

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PB
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good service. Great bar. Loved the chicken pot pie.

1540 Room
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for the business and sharing your dining experience. We appreciate the compliments to the Pot Pie and will be sure to inform the Chef.

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SB
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Rachel is EXCELLENT!
We enjoyed the Restaurant week offerings and the lemon drop martinis were quite good

1540 Room
Responded on August 4, 2019

Thank you for the compliments to Rachel for the excellent in service. We will be sure to recognize her for the job well done.

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FS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for restaurant week. Rachel was our server. She was fantastic. Very attentive. The food was very good. I was hesitant to try the sweet potatoes but Rachel was re-assuring that I would like them. The pork chop was good in flavor but over cooked would be my only complaint. Most fine dining restaurants and chefs go with medium or for those with an unfounded fear of diseases from pork they will ask for a temperature. The lobster bisque was really good. The key lime tart was nice because it wasn’t over tart or over sweet. If this was their goal to participate in restaurant week to gain guest that will come back then mission accomplished as we will be going back. Thank you Rachel.

1540 Room
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you, we appreciate it very much and sharing your experience. As well, the compliments to Rachel; we will be sure to recognize her for excellent service.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great looking open room with open kitchen. Super friendly staff. The greeting was pleasant by both the hostess and kitchen staff. Our waitress was knowledgeable, prompt and polite. We had chicken pot pie, scallops and pork belly, and the bone in ribeye, As well as Caesar salad and lobster bisque. All the food was excellent and cooked correctly.

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Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at the 1540 Room. We appreciate the compliments to our teams on the excellence in service. As well, the compliments to all the cuisine.

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SN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. I had a shrimp dish, while my friend had the daily seafood special. The service was excellent. The waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and arrived at the table at the right times. All of the staff were very friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back.

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Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for the compliments to your dining experience at the 1540 Room. We appreciate it very much and look forward to your return visit.

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F
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are staying at The DeSoto and decided to try the restaurant during Savannah’s Restaurant Week. Our experience was wonderful!! Our server, Gary, was very attentive to our needs and our meals were wonderfully prepared by Will, Tim, and Dennis! Our mouths and stomachs were happy with the crab cake, lobster bisque soup, corvina fish, oxtail stew, and topped it off with the key lime tart and yogurt panna cotta for dessert. It’s one things to have great tasting food, but presentation, to me, takes it over the top! Well done!!

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Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at the 1540 Room for dinner. We will be sure to congratulate everyone for the excellence in service. with hospitality, 1540 Room

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H
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Pork belly and scallops were fabulous. Gabby was very attentive and quick to accommodate any request.

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Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you for the compliments to our food and service. It is greatly appreciated!

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PD
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was truly amazingly good. Entrees were excellent. Carpaccio was too thick which made it chewy. Service was really good. They should give you new silverware after your appetizers. Other then those small things, we really enjoyed the food and the entire evening.

1540 Room
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you for the business and dining with us at the 1540 Room. We appreciate it very much! We do apologize for the mis en place, we regard and hold to high standard. We will be sure to share with our service team.

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JG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional meal. The food was amazing! Service was great. I will definitely be back.

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Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you for the business and compliments to our food and service.

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AT
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each ordered something different and everyone raved about their meals. I had the scallops with pork belly... amazing! The Executive Chef visited with each table and made everyone feel so welcome. Highly recommend this restaurant!

1540 Room
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you for the business at 1540 Room. We really appreciate it very much.

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MC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida increíble!!! Servicio excelente

1540 Room
Responded on July 10, 2019

Gracias por el negocio!

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S
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service with a variety of dishes from which to choose.

1540 Room
Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience at the 1540 room. We appreciate the business!

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D
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place and awesome drinks. Wonderful food. Gabby and Racheal were a treat. Will
Come back and get that ribeye.

1540 Room
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at 1540 Room. We really appreciate it very much, as well the compliments to Gabby and Rachel for the excellence in service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Good wine selection. Nice staff. Will definitely go back next time I’m in Savannah.

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Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you for choosing 1540 Room and dining with us, we appreciate the review from your experience.

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W
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The overall experience was somewhat of a disappointment. The restaurant itself is really chic and modern with a little southern flare. Unfortunately the food fell short of expectations. Both of our meat selections were under cooked compared to what we ordered. One of the sides, greens, was like biting into a salt lick and the mac-n-cheese was cold. Not worth a $125.00. The ambiance is that of fine dining but when you have kids crying and screaming it is more like your local buffet place. All that said, the staff and manager were very accommodating and friendly.

1540 Room
Responded on June 11, 2019

We appreciate the business and thank you for dining with us. We apologize for not being to your liking within the experience. We will be sure to share your comments with our Chefs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business event. Great food and the chef came out and spent time wit us. Really nice!

1540 Room
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you for the business and review.

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DN
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Only reason I gave it 4 (rather than 5) stars is bc bartender very slow making drinks. Otherwise, a delightful & delicious experience! Restaurant staff friendly, professional & efficient.... food delicious! Chef came out to talk to each table, wait staff worked together wonderfully. Our server, Gabby, was knowledgeable and fun!! Will def go back!

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Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience and compliments to Gabby for the excellence in service.

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JO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, awesome food! Would highly recommend.

1540 Room
Responded on June 4, 2019

Jenny, thank you for the business at 1540 Room. We appreciate the compliments to our restaurant and teams.

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KB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. It was great that the chef brought the food to the table and came back to see how we liked it.

1540 Room
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you so much! We really value the feedback and pride ourselves on being one of the best southern restaurants in Savannah.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College graduation

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Responded on May 31, 2019

YEAH! Congratz on the graduate... thank you for the 5* review and celebrating your special night with us at the 1540 Room.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food, amazing venue. Recommended it to my friend and she took her family the next day. They loved it too.

Thank you for an amazing experience!

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Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you for the 5* rating. We appreciate the business very much!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I enjoyed EVERYTHING!!

1540 Room
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you for the 5* review and business. We really appreciate it very much!

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L
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent service. I would definitely go back.

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Luis, thank you for the business at 1540 Room.

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was our 2nd time and 1540 did not disappoint. The ambience, service and food is amazing! Our waiter, Gary was excellent, and the food was gorgeous! From start to finish it was a wonderful dining experience with Chef Ryan at the helm. Can’t wait to return.....one of the best in Savannah!

1540 Room
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you, Thank you and Thank you! We appreciate the compliments and recognizing Gary and Chef Ryan. As well, thank you for the 2nd dining experience. We really enjoy the loyalty!

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JS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Surprisingly we were the only diners in the restaurant. Food was excellent and service was attentive

1540 Room
Responded on May 20, 2019

John, thank you for the compliments. We really appreciate the business.

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MD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great with many choices. Service was super. Highly recommend it!

1540 Room
Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you for the 5* review and dining with us at the 1540 Room. We really appreciate the business and compliments to our teams.

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MS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

After our departure, it seemed rather expensive for their Mother's Day buffet at $65 per. Especially when the sometimes slow service; bland, ballroom ambiance and light-eating teenagers part of that day are considered. I'm a fan of the 1540 Room, but I'm not sure I would repeat this buffet again.

1540 Room
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing, we appreciate the business very much. The specialty brunch is only 3 times per year, although we apologize for not being to your liking. Be sure to come back and give us another opportunity for dinner in the 1540 Room. We strive for excellence and we are confident we will impress you!

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Mothers Day brunch and it was amazing! The spread was worth every dollar. This will be our new tradition.

1540 Room
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you Krissy, we appreciate the compliments from your special Mother's Day brunch at the Desoto by the 1540 Room culinary team.

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