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Five Fifty Five

555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
(207) 761-0555
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Ranked #12 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oak Street
Description: Steve and Michelle Corry, the proprietors of Five Fifty-Five, arrived in Portland armed with a passionate vision and extensive experience in the restaurant industry. Steve began his culinary career as a brew master at several breweries in Northern California. In 1999, he attended the New England Culinary Institute in Burlington Vermont. After graduating in 2001, he returned to California to work at Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley. A graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Michelle Corry has worked at numerous prestigious establishments, including the French Laundry in Napa. Together, they have envisioned a dining experience that would combine a comfortable atmosphere, professional service, and fresh, simple, and delicious food sourced locally. Steve and Michelle Corry would like to welcome you to their first collaborative, Five Fifty-Five.
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393 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I wandered in off the street and ate at the bar. The soup was outstanding, but they got my order wrong after that. Bartender seemed distracted and not particularly friendly. I think if you eat in the main dining room the service might be more consistent with the quality of the food.

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Quincy MA
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Everything was perfect. I had the best dinner I have ever eaten in many years of fine dining. We ordered the five course tasting menu where we were given choice courses, meaning that I didn’t have to surreptitiously slip fois gras or oysters onto my partner’s plate. Hints of good things to come began with an amuse bouche, a perfect... More

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Thomaston, Maine
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

our family of 7 went there to celebrate a special occasion. we have always loved this place. steamed mussels were totally off so we sent them back. one of us had the lobster mac and cheese, barely a cupful.. and the lobster was not fresh. another had the steak, very small and tasteless. 300.00 dollars later,( mussels not taken off... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Fabulous This was without a doubt the best meal we had on our “foodie trip” to Portland. Everything was right, the atmosphere – an old firehouse, the server – delightful, and the food – over the top great. My husband ordered hanger steak and rated it a 10. I ordered halibut. It was sweet and tender, not overly cooked or... More

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Orlando, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Quick overnight through a "foodie" town, we chose 555 for dinner. Service was outstanding, the restaurant was comfortable, clean, sophisticated. My husband chose the 7 course prefix menu, I chose 5. We thought our dinner was outstanding, however, the wine selections were not. They were just okay. If we were to do it again we would likely just order a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Food is good ,service very good, the table are small, and you leave smelling like you have been cooking the whole night. Overall very good experience

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Fairfield, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Perhaps the top rung of restaurants in Portland is Five Fifty-five. It is crowded and frenetic but the service and the food are fantastic. Lots of items are locally sourced or made in house. The combinations of ingredients were representative of summer's harvest The waitstaff was always nearby to ask if you needed anything or to cater to y9our whim.... More

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A fabulous meal to end a perfect day! We arrived a little late but we were greeted as guess should be and seated within minutes. The food is mostly local and you can sample many of the suggested appetizers and small plates in a tapas style if you wish. The local cheeses were excellent. The wine list is short but... More

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Irvington, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Simply one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had in over 37 years of dining around the world. The space itself, special and so comfortable, the ambiance not contrived in anyway. Did I mention the menu was beautifully presented, the wine list astounding and the taste of every course an explosion of dazzling taste? As if all the... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had the 5 course tasting menu. The food was exquisite, and our server was attentive and knowledgable. Reservations are necessary at least 3 days in advance. Proper attire it's required.great wine and beer list as well.

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