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Five Fifty Five

555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
(207) 761-0555
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Ranked #13 of 531 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 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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English first
Gray, Maine
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203 reviews 203 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We dined here tonight and I have to say it was ne of the best experiences in a restaurant EVER. And that includes restaurants in Europe, Asia and North America. Jerry, our new waiter, was so on top of his game it was like he had been there since day 1. Autumn soup was off the charts good. Carpaccio was... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I eat at 555 about twice a year and am always blown away by the food: the fresh ingredients, creative combinations and presentation is always top-notch. This visit was no exception. I did not give 5 stars because the service was not at the usual level. There were no back servers, and the wait staff seemed to be stretched thin.... More

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129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Food was very good, particularly the seafood selections. Everything well prepared. The room is a bit noisy, but manageable. I have to agree that the staff are not overly pleasant, but not rude either. The service, however, was excellent and nothing to complain about, just nothing to rave about either. Would definitely go back.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The restaurant places an emphasis on its 5 course menus and although a little pricey both my Father and I decided to try it. The food for every course was outstanding, excellently presented and the portion sizes were well judged. The staff deserve a massive amount of praise as with a packed house across two levels, with the majority of... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Firstly the food here was superb, I had an amazing piece of Hake, really well cooked and presented. The room itself is nice, a lovely building. However, we came as a table of 6, heading over to the White mountains we decided to break the journey in Portland. Chose this restaurant after readingTA, mixed reviews on the service and i... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A great waitress navigated us through the impressive wine list, talked to us all about the menu (which was appreciated) and gave us the history of the cool, unique space. The pepper-crusted scallops (which we both had) were amazing - definitely recommend them! Already thinking about going back to take advantage of the 5 course chef's tasting (after fasting earlier... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stopped here before getting on the ferry to Nova Scotia. Service was stellar and the food and drink were outstanding both in preparation and presentation. One of the best American deconstructed style restaurants I have been to.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We flew in from San Francisco and met our daughter here for dinner. What a wonderful find. Artisan cocktails, fabulous wine list, some of the best gourmet food we have ever eaten. My wife said her chicken was the best she had ever had anywhere. The presentation of the food was spectacular. I had the monkfish with fried green tomatoes... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited friends who took us there for dinner last Saturday and we all had a great meal. The brick walls and nice lighting made for a great ambiance, but the food is the star here. I had the signature scallops and while large, they melted in my mouth. Our friends had some great monkfish and a nice plate of... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was probably my favorite meal while in Maine. Everything from the biscuits to to the apple-cider soufflé was so very tasty. I had the beet salad and for one who doesn't love beets, I was happily surprised. There were golden, white and purple beets. They were in chunks and I think I would have preferred them in julienned but... More

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Additional Information about Five Fifty Five

Address: 555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
Phone Number: (207) 761-0555
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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