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About 1540 Room

Passionate about locally sourced ingredients and handcrafting daily Mediterranean eats. Attached to The Desoto Hotel, headed up by Chef Kyle Jacovino & Co.

15 E Liberty St
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed. Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00-10:00. Friday-Saturday: 5:00-11:00 Sunday:10:30-3:00

Cross Street:
Drayton

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 232-9000

Website:
http://1540savannah.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is available, first come and first served, through the hotel and is free to guests up to 2 hours with proof of purchase at 1540.

Executive Chef:
Kyle Jacovino

1540 Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Scenic View (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent staff wonderful food amazing ambiance

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food is excellent and it is a nice upscale environment. I don't like that there isn't a bar, so getting a drink is a little hard, I'd say order a bottle right off.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service4
value3

vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was delicious. I had the tattrali which had a great meat flavor and fresh pasta. My husband had the braised veal which was a thick tenderloin and a wonderful rich vegetable sauce. Service was great.

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food5
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I really hope people give this place a chance. I know it's in a hotel and that usually is the kiss of death. This place is really good. Try it!

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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Savannah)·Dined on November 17, 2017

While the food and service were excellent, I felt it was overpriced for the size of the servings.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service4
value2

vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

If you were a fan of The Florence, you need to check out the 1450 Room. Chef Kyle and crew have created an excellent dining experience. Best mussels I’ve ever had.

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food5
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Seats were a bit uncomfortable, otherwise nice experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was incredible! Loved every bit of our meals and desert. Our waitress was very kind and very attentive. The only complaint I have was that for the price, the portions were very small. That said, I understand that using fresh, local ingredients, and having such an innovative menu does cost more.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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food5
ambience4
service5
value2

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing Chef, food, and service! Will definitely be going back. New York Strip was outstanding along with all the sides. The paella was amazing!

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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with the price of the food considering the upscale atmosphere!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was our first time at 1540 room, and we'll be back. Often. The chef has smart choices on the menu and keeps it to a high quality list for small plates, apps, and/or entres'. The ingredients are first rate and, of course local. The execution is impressive as the presentation, preparation, and terrific flavors are as good as you'll find. Service is solid. The room is very pleasant with lovely decor instead of the industrial/concrete steel noise makers so many designers insist on. And parking is abundant locally or with Valet. All the great things from the Florence are foundational to 1540 room, but with different choices fitting this concept and the chef's culinary goals. The wine list has a variety of pairing choices for any menu item whether by the glass or bottle. Do yourself a favor and check this great new addition to Savannah as soon as you can. Really impressed!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Healthy
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food5
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Luisa was great. The wine list was brilliant. Mencia by the glass? Hell yes! And Kyle's new menu fills the void Savannah was missing. Will be back. Soon!

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food5
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were with a friend who is deathly allergic to cheese. And an epipen won’t save him. The server was very contentious, the kitchen was not, and the salad came out with shavings of Parmesan, which we didn’t notice until we’d almost finished. Fortunately our friend didn’t eat any. But imagine if he had. I went and spoke to the chef, who is truly one of my all time favorites. Not this time. His reaction was affectless. And while they comped the appetizers, his reaction makes me worry about the kitchen and his feeling of ownership.

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food4
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and desserts. Had a wonderful helpful and attentive server Sarah.....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the wine. The only thing I would recommend is adding a couple small plates that children could enjoy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was not very good. Our server was condescending when we asked about the menu. There were not many options and the food descriptions were confusing and not very appetizing. It is a beautiful restaurant. We spent about three hours there and there were only two other tables with diners. What a shame!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Chef Kyle and his team, both front and back of the house, are delivering elevated cuisine at very reasonable prices. The fresh ingredients are finessed into exciting and delicious arrangements that are very well executed entrees one and all.

I have missed these local favorites (the staff) since The Florence closed its doors, only to find a much better menu, execution, charm, and space; awesome. The Wifey and I thoroughly enjoy our time spent delighting in the flavors, company, and warmth of the fantastic offerings and staff.

Well done all the way around!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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food5
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

On our last visit, Chef Kyle and his team were performing at a level that went beyond what he was doing at The Florence - high praise, indeed! My wife and I split 6 plates and a dessert and there wasn't a clunker to be found. The octopus dish is to be recommended to anyone dining at 1540. It was stunning.

I would happily recommend the 1540 room to anyone looking for some serious food in Savannah.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great new addition to the Savannah restaurant scene. They have small plates as well as full meals. We had 4 of the small plates and split a dessert, which was plenty of food. We loved all of the selections, esp the sweet potato pasta. The service was excellent and the head chef made a point of stopping by tables to chat, which is always appreciated. We look forward to going back with friends

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My husband and I tried this new spot out for the first time on our anniversary. Everything was fantastic. I really love the room, it's classic and elegant with an approachable menu and clean manicured aesthetics. We look forward to visiting again.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The Executive Chef of the recently deceased Florence and most of his crew have moved to this reincarnation in the Desoto Hotel and the food is as good as ever. While we rarely think about eating in hotel dining rooms, we make an exception for the 1540 Room. The food is an interesting mix of Italian with Southern and Spanish influences, combined with a very good wine list and attentive service. We will be going back fairly frequently

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Jason Restivo from Atlantic recommended that we try this. He had brunch and dinner there, and praised the chef's work at both. We had Sunday brunch and were most satisfied: good menu well-executed and served. Very homy in a spacious environment with an open kitchen. This could become a favorite. The valet parking, which should be advertised on the 1540 website, is a welcome convenience.

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food4
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Beautiful experience at 1540 Room, you will enjoy the quality of food, creativity and awesome service. I definitely recommend and will be back very soon.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The renovated hotel is gorgeous. 1540 is lovely and bright. My husband loved the pulled pork hash. My roasted veggie quiche was also good. Low point was the banana bread.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We enjoyed our choices but found the menu was very limited. Heavy on protein. An interesting salad or 2 would be a nice addition. The remodeled dining room and the open kitchen works. The service was fine with a primary server and runners. It was pricey so that is a consideration when going out for dinner. Would have appreciated the server letting us know that the gratuity had been added on to the bill.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Fantastic food, beautiful setting

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We have been waiting for this restaurant to open. Love chef Kyle's food and style! We had to try almost everything. Will go often.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was the second day from opening. I had the fish and was told it came whole, but they could fillet it at the table for me. No one knew how to filet it, and the server picked the fish apart with a knife a fork and her fingers. It was all in pieces on my plate and very fishy and not tasty.
My husband had the beer ravioli and that was delicious. I wanted a side salad but was told they didn't have salads.
I'm sure it'll improve. At least I hope so! We met the chef on the way out. I didn't realize he was
the chef from The Florence.
Good luck!

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