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Five Fifty Five

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555 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101-3308 (Oak Street)
(207) 761-0555
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Steve and Michelle Corry, the proprietors of Five Fifty-Five, arrived in...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 287
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good. Recommend

We had a group of 6 for my mothers birthday celebration. Several of us went with the 5 course menu. It was great. The flavors were very good and the timing of the courses was perfect. If you go this route it is a long dinner with lots of time for conversation, exactly what we were looking for. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
NESailor
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New England
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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450 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New England
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We had a group of 6 for my mothers birthday celebration. Several of us went with the 5 course menu. It was great. The flavors were very good and the timing of the courses was perfect. If you go this route it is a long dinner with lots of time for conversation, exactly what we were looking for. I look... More 

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New England
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

555 restaurant is a lovely spot for a romantic dinner or business function with fantastic food, a wonderful wine selection, and delicious desserts to boot. The staff are all attentive, the bartenders poor a good drink, and the chefs are amazing. Looking for a place to sit at a bar and while away the time while sipping martinis? Or perhaps... More 

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Jericho, Vermont
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stopped in for dessert and coffee on a snowy Saturday night. We were seated right away at a table in the bar area. The atmosphere is very nice with a modern flair. We had the steamed lemon pudding which was served with pot de creme with plump cherries and biscotti. It was excellent! We also tried the chocolate -... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had a really nice meal here this past fall - my third time eating here, but left with the same feeling as prior dinners - it's just over priced. As always, if I try three items: one is really fantastic, the other is overdone and not really that good and the third is good...not great but good. Last Meal... More 

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seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Hello Richard, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are sorry that you were not fully satisfied with your five fifty-five experience. We strive to make every customer's night out feel special and we aim to exceed customer expectation. We are especially disappointed that your experience fell short because we try to focus attention on repeat customers. Please let... More 

Arundel, Maine
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We are no stranger to the wonderful food in Portland. This was a new experience for us. We went with friends for New Year's Eve and it was so fun. The courses were tiny and I thought tht I might have to stop for Pizza on the way home. Not so!!! They were small but powerful, filling, and delicious. The... More 

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seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

We wanted to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is very helpful to receive reviews on such busy nights as New Year's Eve! We were disappointed that you were not comfortable at your table, however. Upstairs is usually quite warm due to the open kitchen, and I was not aware that anyone was cold. I... More 

Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband brought me here as a little surprise. Surprised we were! Even though we had heard the buzz about the place, it exceeded our every expectation. I always feel the best to get to know a restaurant is to drive right on in to the tasting menu and see ow the chef is expressing himself. This chef came up... More 

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seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

I cannot tell you how happy we were to read your review! To hear that we exceeded your expectations was really wonderful news as this is our main goal every night. The chef was delighted that you enjoyed his tasting menu as he puts his heart and soul in it. It seems that you are from far away, but hopefully... More 

Perkinsville, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a birthday dinner recently with eight people. Everything was fantastic. The five course option lets you sample all the creative cooking. The muscles were spicy and the best I've ever had everyone was using spoons and bread to get at the broth. The short rib ravioli were out of this world. Ceasar salad was braised, a first for... More 

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seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

We just wanted to say thank you for your review. The staff really enjoyed reading your feedback. You won't believe this, but we had just talked the other day about putting sweetbreads on the menu soon! Hopefully, we will see you soon. If you are ever coming to town, please give me a call, and with sufficient notice we would... More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We used to love this place and made Five Fifty-Five one of our go-to places in Portland. The ambience, the service, and the quality of the food & drinks have always been great. Yes, it's expensive and not someplace a good number of people could afford to eat at on a regular basis. However, my MAJOR complaint has been that... More 

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seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

We wanted to let you know your feedback is very helpful to us. We are truly sorry you felt that there was not enough food for you. We try to create a balanced menu as we certainly do not want anyone to leave hungry or overly full. We would love to be able to "win you back," so please call... More 

New York City, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I had a quite enjoyable dinner here. The lobster mac and cheese was amazing as were the heirloom tomatoes. Quite good.

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seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. The entire staff was excited that you enjoyed your evening! Please let us know the next time you are back, Sincerely, Michelle Corry, Proprietor More 

Altadena, California
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Coming from LA, I'm used to a tasting menu where it's set (maybe choice of 2 entrees) and the whole table has to order it. This restaurant has 5 categories on its menu (To Begin, Cheese, Small Plate, Savory, Sweet) and you get to create your own tasting! It's an amazing deal. $65 for all 5 courses, where my 2... More 

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seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such an enthusiastic review! The staff was really excited about your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to let them know that they were spot on. Looking forward to seeing you next time you are in. Sincerely, Michelle Corry, Proprietor More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 555 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101-3308
    (Oak Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (207) 761-0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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