Excellent quality for brunch; not a large menu but great food prepared well
Minimal menu. Not much food for the price of dishes. Great cocktail options.
Great food and great service
Love this place
Sarah was fantastic
Wonderful food and service.
Great food, great presentation. Chef and staff go out of their way to accommodate any requests. Highly recommend!
FIrst time here and it was a winner. The food was creative without being pretension. Some reviews have been critical of the pricing but I found it reasonable for similar type places. 2 drinks, 2 apps, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, 2 coffees were $98 before tip. Open kitchen concept is nice too.
The 1540 room was a very interesting dining experience and one I would definitely do again. The food was great, the ambiance fantastic and the overall vibe of the place was really modern and very 21 Century. I can't wait to go back!
The food and the service was wonderful. The space seemed a bit empty. Maybe rugs would help? It’s still beautiful though.
This was actually a dinner while visiting Savannah with my son who is hoping to go to SCAD. We both appreciate really good food and had a recommendation to try this chefs new locale. We were not disappointed! It wasn’t a good value but everything was wonderful, service excellent, and some things are worth a splurge every now and then.
It’s ok. Over priced for the amount of food you get. Menu is limited.
I would recommend 1540 room to friends, but I would have to do so with some caveats-- not in a bad way, but to set expectations. The dining room is very attractive, if a bit stark. Service was outstanding. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We both ordered pasta dishes-- Bolognese and Scarpinocc and also, the bread plate (mandatory in my view...). All the pastas are house made and these two were "off the charts" delicious. After our pasta we enjoyed the Canewater Spring Mix Salad, along with the cheese selection. Everything was perfect for the two of us. The caveat is (and a positive in my view), the portions are not large. Many people expect a very large serving for $21/$22. This is not the case. Best of luck. I will be back.
We visited 1540 Room while vacationing I. Savannah. The chef makes pasta fresh daily, and does one of the very best Bolognes sauces we have ever had- including several while in Italy. Everything from the bread plate to dessert was fresh, artfully presented , and delicious. The chef came out to meet us during our meal!
We only regret that we live so far away. This spot will be on our must do list next time we are in Savannah!
1540 Room and Chef Kyle Jacovino continue to knock it out of the park in terms of interesting dishes and flavors. Rationale pricing and a good wine list add to the benefits. Love the room with the larger than life 20 foot ceiling. This is a great addition to Savannah's dining scene.
Totally enjoyed 1540 Room. Compared to the DeSoto itself, I thought the decor and ambiance was lacking. Great new spin on food which was awesome but the restaurant looked outdated and compared to most dining establishments within a hotel. An update is def needed.
We dined on Valentine's night with another couple. Since we live in Savannah we had heard from other people that "the new restaurant at the Desoto Hotel was really great", however we were not impressed. The atmosphere is very stark and looks more like a cafeteria with wood and steel tables, no table cloths, plastic place mats and no table decorations. With the food at the price point that it is one would expect a few more trimmings. The ceiling is very high and since this is a remodel that feature could not be changed cost effectively I'm sure, however they could have installed some baffles because the noise level is very loud. The food was acceptable but did not impress as much as we thought it would considering the reputation of the chef. Then there was the wine list - OH MY-if you are not current on your Italian or South American wines then beware because there are no American wines or beer available and you are at the mercy of a server who really does not know which foreign wine is comparable to your favorite Chard or Cab, most of the Italian ones we never heard of even though we are familiar with quite a few. Overall we would not return mostly because of the atmosphere and wine list. The server was quite good and attentive and got along well with her customers.
Beautiful space with open kitchen design. Went for Valentines Day and they offered a Price Fixe 3 course meal with optional wine pairing. Pricey at $80. pp. However the all or none rule applied. All in your party must order Price Fixe or it wasn’t available. Disappointing 2 in our party of 4. The food we ordered off the regular menu ,however, was outstanding. Cast iron octopus with rice had a flavorful kick and the Pork Belly was rich and savory with natural umami. My entree of sunchoke tortellini was one of the best poached packets of love I’ve ever tasted. The broth, duck confit and maitake mushrooms were a perfect marriage. Mussels Diavola, tagliatelle bolognese, and beet scarpinocc rounded out a super dining experience.
It’s a limited menu with tasty food in quite small portions. The restaurant is in a hotel, which is fine, but the room itself was a huge open space next to a bar that was extremely loud. We ordered the meat plate appetizer, and that was a good thing precisely because the entree portions were so small.
They charged for bread. Really.
Had a feel of fake Italian restaurant.
Typical hotel restaurant.
Mediocre wine list with overpriced selection.
Very limited menu. Items we ordered were small portions and taste was just ok.
We were very dissappointed.
Ambiance overall was wonderful and food was fantastic. We were seated right in front of the kitchen and got to watch the cooks, Sous Chefs, and Exec. Chef prepare and cook food. Great experience overall!
This place was recommended by a local bartender based on what I told her we liked from home. It was definitely a win! Farm to table, fresh, delightful! Loved it!
Our group lives in Savannah and booked here before the Mama Mia show at Savannah Theatre. Dinner and service was good. Some portions were surprisingly smaller than expected. Will definitely come back.
We dined here on a rather quiet Wednesday. Despite this our service was exceptional. The food was trying very hard to be inventive -- and the quality was there -- but with a fresh stuffed pasta option consisting of the rather pedestrian combination of beet, goat cheese, and walnuts -- the overall feeling was of a restaurant really striving for greatness but not quite getting there. We also had a coddled egg served over grits with a mushroom ragu, a pork belly small plate, and a salad. The ingredients were obviously all fresh and prepared to the best of their ability -- but the flavour combinations could have pushed the envelope just a little further than they did. Also should be noted that this is located within the DeSoto hotel which we were not aware of when choosing the location for dinner. The wine recommendations were on point. The portion sizes for the price were a little less than what we would have expected.
If you can decipher the food, great experience. Wait staff was excellent, very attentive, not pushy or rushed. Atmosphere nice with being able to see the kitchen work.
Everything from the service to the food was great. Chef Kyle and our server, Taylor, made our evening extremely enjoyable.
We were there for our anniversary dinner. The food was very good -- we each had pasta -- though the serving sizes for the cost were small. The pork belly appetizer which our server recommended was excellent. We liked the location and feel. There was a problem with one of our orders but they worked quickly to get us the correct order. They also wrapped up the incorrect order which we were able to give to a homeless person who looked like he could use a good meal.
We love going out to dinner in Savannah and happened upon this gem of a place. Located inside the Desoto Hotel, it has a great atmosphere, great service and even better food and wine. Definitely one that we will add to our list of favorites in Savannah.
Simple menu and although it looked interesting it wasn't very appetising, which was exactly how the food was. Lovely waiter from Peru who was excellent but the food lacked taste and the portions were a little small. We are real foodies so are hard to please but had high hopes we would find some healthy, fresh, tasty food in Savannah (not fried and covered in cheese).
Best culinary experience in a long time. Kudos to the chef and his team. They do a great job. Nice decor and ambiance, modern, chic but classic at the same time. Open kitchen makes the place even more interesting. The cocktail selection pre dinner is fantastic. Menu is short but good enough. Wine selection from Italy and Spain complements perfectly the menu. And the desserts, omg the desserts. This Chef makes and excellent job overall. If you love good food, this is your place. You will not regret it. Service was impeccable and price right. We will be back!
Overall, the experience was excellent. The plates, although small in size, were delicious and our waitress was very attentive. The two wine tastings she gave us, unprompted, was a very nice touch to the course.
Excellent ambiance and great food, love the new decor, the octopus appetizer was delicious.
Very interesting new modern restaurant with a gifted chef ....:: many wonderful items on the menu but prepared in new ways with kick and soothing tastes .
Ultra modern large room that could be better with some round tables not just rectangles as noise is an issue as evening wears on ..... hit and fun and real addition to the Savannah scene !
This place was recommended by a couple of Chefs that I know. I just had to give them a shot early in my time here in Savannah. This place is gorgeous on the inside and well quite frankly gorgeous outside also. It is inside the Hilton Desoto hotel that is about the most luxurious hotel in town. I walked in for my reservation a little early and was quickly seared. Right in plain view of the very open kitchen. Chef Kyle Jacovino and his crew put out some really delicious food. I started with the pepperoni stuffed quail Roulade. This was so tasty and moist with crispy kale and on top of rossa polenta. Now the presentation of my next dish the New York steak was amazing. They served it up in a paella pan. My steak was prepared perfectly and was massively tender. It also came with meat & 3 for the veg. There was a radish salad, some crispy kale atop of pureed potato mash. Also with this dish was a potato gratin and it was stacked and cut into serving pieces. I quickly moved onto my dessert of chocolate pavlova which was also quite delicious. So creamy and had some really deep chocolate flavors. In all this was a truly fantastic meal. I am really glad that I made it early in my stay so I can return many times.
Surprised by the quality of the food. We ordered, one tartar bruschetta appetizer, and 4 different versions of the hand made pasta, and WOW. The food was absolutely amazing in every way, except one. The portion size was a bit small for us. If we’d all gotten individual appetizers, or the larger plates, we probably would have been 100% completely satisfied. We ended up ordering and splitting two of the desserts, the churros, and the torte, and they were equally and surprisingly impressive. We were full after the appetizers. We will most certainly be back to 1540 Room, and the Desoto hotel will stay on our Savannah short list in large part because of it. Bravo!
1540 is an exciting addition to the food scene in Savannah, the food, the service, and the room were all out of sight.
Our 2nd visit and just as the first.... FANTASTIC!
The menu had changed from our 1st visit so it was a whole new experience! Just go and enjoy!
We had a wonderful dinner experience. Waiters were attentive and the ambience was perfect. That said, the highlight of the night was definitely the food - everything was cooked to perfection! It was also very refreshing to see Chef Jacovino working the floor - chatting with his customers, refilling the water and even clearing the plates! Here is a chef leading by example! If you’re in Savannah, do yourself a favor and dine here. You won’t be disappointed!