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Five Fifty Five

555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
(207) 761-0555
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Ranked #14 of 536 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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  • Italian first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The service and food were great. There isn't anything particularly special about the ambiance, but you will eat well.

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Astoria, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We requested to be sat upstairs and were so glad we did! The view overlooking the hustle and bustle of the kitchen was exciting. All of the things we tried were excellent! You can't go wrong with the lobster mac n cheese. It was not your average mac n cheese. Super moist, creamy, pasta cooked to perfection with generous pieces... More

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Richmond, Va
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We have eaten all over the world in the best restaurants and this rates up with the best! We went with the waitress's choices and had some of their signature dishes (not to miss): lobster truffle mac & cheese, fois grois, tomato pesto salad (tomatoes are in season),.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Be sure to ask to sit upstairs. It's fun to be able to overlook the kitchen as they plate the food. And the food and service were THE BEST!!! Can't wait for next year!

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Chicago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Highly rated restaurant and with good reason. Food is excellent, as is the service. Nice wine list with plenty of good choices. Among the signature dishes is scallops with a tomato-vanilla sauce. My wife thought the vanilla a bit strong, but the scallops were great. We happened in on a Thursday evening when oysters are always half-price, so that made... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We very much enjoyed fine dining at 555 in Portland ME. Nice atmosphere. Creative treatment of food without being over the top. The 5-course tasting menu had many choices with appropriate-sized servings. Grilled caesar salad was great. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Really what dining out should be.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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Orrlando
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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