1540 Room

4.5
160 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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A culinary style influenced by the people and things that surround this great city, family traditions and local farmers. We believe food brings happiness to others and cooking certainly brings joy to all of us. We hope you enjoy our menu, that showcases Chef Kyle Jacovino's background in Italian cuisine with influences from Latin America, using only fresh ingredients sourced from southern farmers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Latin American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
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Phone number
(912) 443-2022
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kyle Jacovino
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Drayton
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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.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Mark and his staff could not have been more welcoming. The service was impeccable and the chef went out of his way to show his appreciation to his clients by serving the very best food. We will return.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Changed menu. Not good. Won’t go back.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Check Kyle is no longer there, and the whole reason we wanted to eat here was because of him. We loved him at The Florence. The hostess was super sweet upon our arrival. This place seems to be struggling to figure out what they are. With so many awesome places to dine in Savannah, I wouldn’t return. It definitely has the feel of a hotel reataurant. We were told by so many people that it didn’t have that feel when Kyle was the head chef. Bummer!!!!!

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KD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service. Original menu and delicious

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b
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I had an early performance to attend (6:30 and they open at 5 for dinner) and as a result did not have the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely meal and had to skip dessert and full wine, etc. Much to our disappointment. We had small plates and entrees - delightful and imaginative, gorgeous to the eye and to the palate. Our server was attentive and knew of our tight schedule and kept us on target and still managed to keep things personable and professional and did not make us feel rushed. Will definitely need to try again on our next trip to Savannah.

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JC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

So underwhelmed. The service was great but the atmosphere and food did not dazzle, especially for the price. I left a more detailed review on google.

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CS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took very good care of me. Loved the butter lettuce salad. Pasta was quite good—not five stars, but a very strong 4/5. Great service, including a perfect suggestion fir a glass of wine.

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this restaurant on Restaurant week , and loved it , in fact already made a reservation to come back in Sept. for a birthday celebration. Beautiful restaurant and great to have valet parking . Grilled octopus was outstanding and a nice portion , 3 of us had the bolognase and probably will get again. Our favorite new restaurant in Savannah !!

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Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service, food and beautiful restaurant

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While in Savannah on vacation I asked a server at another restaurant for a place where locals would go to have a nice meal and she told me 1540 room. I made a reservation for myself, Mt husband and my daughter and we couldn’t be any happier with the experience . My husbsns’s strak was grilled to perfection , the starters and the main course as well as dessert were superb. Our server was very knowledgeable on the menu and her recommendations were excellent , thank you Blair for an awesome experience . I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends

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Charleston
183 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty and creative menu and superlative service...highly-recommended (especially the octupus and any of the pastas)!

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AB
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Kyle is an amazing chef and he has trained his staff to his level. The food was outstanding and the desserts are to die for.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I absolutely loved 1540 Room. Our server was very knowledgeable and detailed in her explanations of menu items. The open kitchen allowed us to view the meticulously detailed chefs at their craft. The food was delicious and flavorfull, exploding in our mouths with the very first bite. The ambiance is quaint, upscale yet relaxed and welcoming. Definitely a highlight during our weekend and I highly recommend.

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JR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved the appetizers and the bread platter, cheese selection and the heirloom tomato salad was divine.
One steak came with gristle, the other ordered was delicious. Pasta dish with short rib meat was great, but maybe one more would have been perfect.
My suggestion is that when someone’s dinner is not up to snuff bring a surprise dessert. Everyone leaves happy.
Our waitress was lovely and very well versed.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was extraordinary. Service was superb. Will be back.

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RJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle and his crew always do a great job!
Top 5 in town

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C
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best food I’ve had in a long time. Everything was very fresh. We got everything our server, Catherine recommended and she did not disappoint!

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DG
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great. The two of us each had tomato appetizers. Both options were great. Especially the tart.. it was really different and tastes were fabulous. We both had a fresh pasta dish and they were innovative, fresh and great. Would have enjoyed a bit more it was so good. Desert was really really great. We shared an almond cake with cream and white chocolate. It’s so so different and flavorful everyone should try it. While everything was great and by no means should anyone not go I would recommend larger entree portions... especially since they are so good. I would definitely recommend and return. Cheers

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

My food was not even passing good, but tough and not edible. Way too expensive. I had a special visit with my grand daughter and we both were dissapointed. I would not come back for breakfast or brunch. I have had good dinners there.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor did a fantastic job taking care of us. Her recommendations were spot on. The food was astounding! We went in with high expectations and were not disappointed. Everything was delicious but the Foraged Mushrooms, Cast Iron Octopus, Rabbit Tortellini and White Chocolate honey dessert were life changing. We were so wrapped up in our meal that we forgot to drink our wine 😱🤦🏻‍♀️. We will be telling everyone about 1540 Room and will definitely be back. Thank you for a truly phenomenal experience!

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Kyle continues to amaze us with both food & wine selections.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on the way to SC and spent the night at the DeSoto Hotel the hotel that houses restaurant 1540.
From the time we entered we had a great experience. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food suggestions were spot on and paired well with our wine

We ordered several small plates including the Octopus which was tender and delicious. Their secret is they pre cook it prior to grilling in a pressure cooker which makes it juicy and tender prior to grilling it

We had the tomato pie which was a tomato purée with a flakey crust. We had 2 pasta dishes the beet ravioli and the rabbit tagliatelle. The sweetness of the beet dish worked well with the savory and wonderfully spiced rabbit dish

A pleasant respite from the heavy meals of the South. We can’t wait to go back

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kyle Jacovino is an incredibly talented chef, and the food he puts out at 1540 Room is some of the tastiest, most creative cuisine I've ever had in any city. Savannah doesn't deserve a chef of his talent and caliber, but since he is here, get into 1540 and take advantage. Go in with a fine-dining mindset, and you won't be disappointed.

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RK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious, freshly made and just the right portion! Excellent service with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Will go there again next time we are in Savannah!

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t
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had heard great things about the 1540 Room and had been looking forward to eating there for some time. We ate with the chef, Kyle Jacavino, when he was at The Florence so we knew firsthand about his talent. Our evening at the 1540 Room exceeded all our expectations and was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. I can’t say enough good things about the food and the service. The restaurant’s kitchen is open to the dining room so, depending on where you sit, you can watch the team of chefs preparing the food. Throughout the evening, Kyle Jacovino stood at the pass and checked each and every dish as it went out to diners and that careful attention to detail showed in the quality of the food. We started with the beef tartare and the cast iron octopus. Both dishes were scrumptious but the beef tartare was THE best we have eaten anywhere. It was amazing but so was the octopus. We can’t wait to order both again. We continued with the squid ink tagliatelle and the rabbit tortellini. The handmade pastas were delicious and cooked to perfection. We loved both dishes but especially the tortellini with its variety of rabbit preparations and the remarkable combination of sauces and flavors. It was a wow. Our server Katherine Alt was outstanding as well. Her recommendations for food and drinks were on point and helpful for first time diners. The knowledgable sommelier, Emily, provided options for wine selections which would pair well with our dinner. We were especially impressed that Kyle came to our table and went to the tables of other patrons to inquire about our experience and to thank us for supporting the restaurant. He made us feel appreciated and we raved to him about our evening. We appreciate that valet parking for the restaurant is available through the DeSoto and that we didn’t have to search for a parking. The hotel's valet staff were lovely and welcoming. We hope that 1540 will be a huge success. We will be returning soon!!!

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party of 6 dined here a couple of nights ago and it was absolutely wonderful. The service was great, the food was delicious (although portions of the main meal were small in my case, but that's probably best because I would have eaten all of it even if it were 3x the size!) . My dad's meal (paella) was huge and delicious, eveeryone else just loved their meals. My favorite it the small plate of octopus. I should have ordered some to go because everyone devoured it when it reached the table.

We also really liked eating there because it was quiet. We could have a nice conversation around the table without yelling or trying to talk above loud music. We will definitely go back and bring friends and family.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not my first or second choice. Should have looked harder.

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1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the service and kitchen teams at 1540 are first class. Our experience was flawless from beginning to end. We can’t wait to check it out again soon.

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Savannah
28 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was phenomenal but service was definitely lacking. We arrived and had a bag of clothes with us because we had just gotten massages at Spa Bleu. I asked hostess if they had a coat check or somewhere to put our bag and she said you can put it in a chair at your table or on the floor.

The server wasn’t much nicer. I can tell it’s summer in Savannah because servers come and go as fast as the tourists.

I will not let the bad service prevent me from going back. Some of the best food in Savannah by far.

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JJ
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal!

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J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

BEST RESTAURANT IN SAVANNAH! (We are here after Cotton & Rye and The Grey). We started with the Ceviche & Cast Iron Octopus. They were divine!! The rice with the Octopus was out of this world!

Then we had three of the handmade pastas (ricotta agnolotti , braised beef tortelloni, & rabbit tortellini). The rabbit tortellini had a Parmesan foam, was surrounded by rabbit juice and had rabbit inside and out! All three were INSANE!! So good!!

We finished with the honey/white chocolate dessert. It was perfect.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Nice place. Excellent food. The food took for ever to arrive and the portions were small

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best restaurant by Farr in savannah

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L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful seating and room
Amazing food - best in Savannah
This Chef has created a 'gem' of a Restaurant

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RC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful new restaurant in Savannah. Small menu with everything so local and fresh. Menu changes daily according to what is available.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food - tiny portions- we had to make grill cheese later in the evening !

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted very courteously by the smiling Miss Jaz at the hostess stand and promptly seated. Taylor, our server, was quick to come over with water and the menus. My girlfriend and I had looked at the menu before coming in so we had an idea on the food we were going to order, however, we had some questions about the wine list. Emily, the manager, was extremely knowledgeable and picked out a perfect pairing for our cast-iron octopus and our family style paella. Everything was absolutely delicious from our pre-dinner cocktails to the dessert at the end. I can't say enough good things about what Chef Kyle Jacovino and his culinary team are doing at the 1540 room. Amazing experience.

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Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome farm to table meal. The flavor and creativity in each plate is outstanding. Highly recommend a stop in Chef Kyle and his team kitchen

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J
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for Sunday brunch after church! This will be my go-to when company come to town!

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