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Five Fifty Five

555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
(207) 761-0555
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Ranked #14 of 530 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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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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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Overpriced and you needed a magnifying glass to see the entree. The only thumbs up, was the service was good, the waiters were very attentive. Would not go back!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I picked this restaurant for our one night in Portland. I was not disappointed. I am use to eating tasting menus and unique dishes and this place did not disappoint. The wine list was on point and they had so many excellent choices it was hard to pick just one.. ok two. Our server was tentative and knowledgable about everything... More

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very good food in a warm, friendly setting. An interesting menu with some stand bys (grilled Caesar salad, pepper crusted scallops, lobster Mac and cheese) and many other interesting dishes. Great desserts. There is a bar area that is great for just drinks or drinks and food in a more casual setting. This is a great choice for a special... More

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Portland, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We eat at "the Five," at least once a month. Every meal here is special ( even the pub burger). The menu is a nice mix of the classic lobster Mac and cheese, steak and 3 or 4 other mains that change with the season. Each dish is beautifully presented, and the desserts are out of this world, and not... More

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Reading, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I had the 5 course tasting menu and there was not one swing and a miss among them. The beet salad was so beautifully presented I only regret that I did not take pictures of each course to share with you because it was all just gorgeous. The next course was a small plate of Hausgemacht Gnocchi with Duck confit... More

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Saco, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Have been here several times. Food is pricy but excellent. Try the lobster Mac & cheese. You can't go wrong with whatever you order, takes dining to a whole new level.

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Bermuda
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Choose from 3 or 5 course meals or the 7 course chef tasting menu. Our waitress was very informative and explained our options. Whatever you choose you are in for a treat. The menu changes as to what is in season. Extensive wine and drinks menu. The building is really neat which use to be the Old Fire House and... More

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Durham, NC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had a very early morning flight out of NYC on the morning that we lost an hour. We picked 555 because we could walk from the Westin and had availability. We had a sunny table in the window and a delicious meal. Luckily it was restaurant week so I had the fixed price meal. Our only complaint was that... More

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Reading, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

555 was recommended by the inn keeper were we were staying. When we first viewed the menu we were taken aback by what appeared to be a limited menu. Once the knowledgeable waiter explained the menu options, the variety of pairing options and the daily special, we were hooked. Our meals were truly outstanding. Be prepared for high prices. A... More

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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The fixed price menu provides a sampler of great tastes, with original and unique flavor combinations. Not inexpensive, but worth it. Great wine list.

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