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Five Fifty Five

555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
(207) 761-0555
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Ranked #13 of 537 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
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
Bangor, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The scallops here were honestly the best thing I have ever eaten in my life. The chef at 555 is a masterful artist with a pallet so rich and complex that I felt like I was visiting a grand gallery of flavors throughout my meal. We ordered the 5 plate tasting menu to be able to experience as much of... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

While visiting our daughter in college up in Maine, we decided to drive another hour to visit Portland and specifically to eat at 555. We had heard about this restaurant from friends who had happened upon it while traveling in Maine over the summer. While we didn't go for the tasting menu, as had been advised, we all had fabulous... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I opted for the 5 course tasting menu and the wine pairing. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed each of our 5 courses. Likewise, each wine pairing was expertly done. Quite possibly the best meal I have had and that is saying something! The only negative was the closeness of the tables and the noise level. We had... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Get the tasting menu! The creative American cuisine is outstanding. Service is good and the wine and cocktails are both very good too. Highly recommended and we'll be back.

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Longwood, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I had a very enjoyable five course dinner at 555. One salad with arugula was excellent and the other was only fair. We both had mussels that were exceptional especially the sauce. My peppercorn crusted scallops were spectacular in quality although only two were on the plate with potatoes, veggies and a special sauce. My wife had... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Arriving late from San Antonio, we were gratified to find the 555 could seat us for dinner. We were upstairs over the kitchen and received excellent service along with the fine cuisine. I heartily recommend the foie gras provided by Hudson Valley. Superbly seared and presented. Here, we were gratified to find a little better selection of wines by the... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We managed to get a late reservation one Sunday in October on a whim and were hugely pressed. The atmosphere and ambience was subtle and redolent of a quality restaurant- if you can get a table on the balcony and you can watch the chefs hard at work- and the food superb: I had the hangar steak which was magnificent... More

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Gray, Maine
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204 reviews 204 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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Portland
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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 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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Maryland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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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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