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Five Fifty Five

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555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308 (Oak Street)
(207) 761-0555
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9:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend took me here for my birthday and I was treated like royalty. There was a lovely 'Happy Birthday' note on our table. Several people came by to wish me 'Happy Birthday' but they avoided that tacky loud singing. Of course, the food was the highlight. We opted for the five course tasting menu. My friend and I ordered... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was really really good, and the service was too. It was just my wife and I for an anniversary dinner and were there for over two and a half hours. It was very relaxing, and we did the al La carte with the servers choice. Plus a wine pairing with each dish. It was great choice and more... More 

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Wells, Maine
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was more disappointed with the value then the actual dinner at 555. The service was very good as was the atmosphere. I started with the beef tartare, which had an off-putting presentation and quite a bit of gristle. My dinner, a fresh pasta dish, was nice. I finished with cheese and grappa. Overall, with the exception of the tartare,... More 

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1 Thank taralaf
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We will use your review to improve our offerings, as a matter of fact, the chef contacted me this morning telling me he was changing the tar tar based on the review. As you seemed to enjoy everything else but one dish, including the service and ambiance, we hope you will come back again, Regards,... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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220 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, daughter, and grandson enjoyed a very nice dinner at 555. Located just down the street from the Westin we were able to avoid the evening rain showers with a short block and a half walk ... we made a good choice. We had reservations at 6:45pm and were promptly seated in the bar area which was energetic on... More 

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1 Thank David H
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your review. Our professional staff works diligently to exceed our guests expectation. They were thrilled that you had such a nice meal! Regards, Michelle Corry, Proprietor More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard about Five Fifty Five for quite some time but had never visited. The layout of the restaurant is unusual. It has an attractive bar and some tables in that area, other tables on the main level and then tables upstairs around a relatively narrow concourse. Nonetheless, the ambiance was comfortable. With the heat of the day, we... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service, as always, was impeccable. My food was excellent, my husband said his was "OK." The size of the portion was just right, not overwhelmingly huge, but not meager. We always ASK to sit upstairs (they won't guarantee it, but they'll try), where it's quieter and you can look down on the kitchen and be entertained with watching the food... More 

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1 Thank Patricia H
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Our staff was thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at 555. We have started cutting our bread serving larger, so hopefully that will make it feel less "skimpy," but thank you for pointing out that the complimentary service is unlimited, so you can always get more if needed. We hope to see you again soon, THank You, Michelle Corry,... More 

Newcastle, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had heard good things about the 555 and we wanted a nice dinner out. The atmosphere was really nice (we sat upstairs) and the service was very good. The meal however was really no great. Both of us walked away saying "we won't go back!" I had a Pineland Farms steak that was 1/2 of what... More 

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1 Thank Brooks B
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that you did not think the portion sizes were adequate. We work very hard on getting that part right, but as you can see some people think they are perfect, some people think they are small, and some people think they are too large. So we will continue to work on the portions to... More 

Wells, Maine
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised to see about 62% of the reviewers rated 555 as excellent, I just didn't see the value for the high tariff. Atmosphere was fine, service was great, although the staff has obviously been trained to push wine sales as one of my friends had clearly indicated she was finished after one glass and was asked at least four more... More 

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Collinsville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from Conn. to meet Miami friends starting their Maine vacation. "555" had been on our "go to" list, but neither couple had been there before. Our experience was 100% delightful. We started in the bar with cocktails from the imaginative selection. When ushered to our table, our half-consumed drinks were delivered refreshed & filled to the brim, an... More 

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had the signature tasting menu, everything was very good, but nothing was great The desserts are awful. Corn bread ??? Basil ice cream ??? what are they thinking. and I found it insulting that they offered to sale us a half glass of wine. (not half bottle). We had just had two signature tasting menu's and a bottle of... More 

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1 Thank bronxdoorguy
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry you did not enjoy the desserts, and will be looking closely at them with our pastry chef. She does like to use different and exciting flavors and they usually meet with praise, but perhaps this was a miss. What I do not understand about your review, however, is why you... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
    (Oak Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (207) 761-0555
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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