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“Delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Five Fifty Five

Five Fifty Five
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Ranked #21 of 601 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Tasty food, love the idea of various prix fixe menus. The desserts were especially to die for and you can't miss the Salmon appetizer. Terrific service too.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bridgewater
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148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazing cooking magic - with bacon dust!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went there last year, and boy was it a feast! Lovely food creative artisan feel but with good down to earth food. A little noisy at times but a true enjoyment!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DogfaceJones
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Portland, Maine
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134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellence all around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We haven't been to 555 for several years, and are glad we gave it another go (after some varied reviews). We like the new menu concept: available as 3, 5, and 8 course prix fixe (with wine pairings for the 5 and 8). Most items cross the lists, and you can substitute a dish from the 5 for a similar plate on the 3. Service was attentive without being pushy. Our food was uniformly excellent, and one of 555's strong points is presentation: combinations of shapes, colors and textures to attract the eye as well as the palate. Two of us had a dish new last night: a riff on stuffed sole, in this case an excellent crab cake with two small sole filets decorating the top, served with crisp cooked radish, wine poached beets, and, to balance the flavors, grapefruit. My pepper-seared scallops were equally good, with the pepper balanced by flavorful carrot, crunchy green beans, and fennel-potato. Portions are nicely sized and ample. Wine list is extensive. To us, this is one of the best "white tablecloth" restaurants in Portland.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mainemal
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing atmosphere and dinning experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

I have been to 555 several times, and generally never disappointed. The service is always superb. I recommend the fish that is served in the paper bag, which changes often but always good. They also offer a menu tasting which allows you to get 3-5 course meals. I was only once disappointed when I came late and the kitchen was about to close. The food was good, but not fabulous. However, every place in portland was either booked solid or closed, and 555 sat us even though the kitchen was just about to shut down for the night.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bettybye
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Park City, Utah
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250 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Pricey, but the Lobster Mac & Cheese is worth it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

My friends and I went to 555 on a busy Saturday night for a birthday dinner. The restaurant has a nice décor, and we were comfortably seated in the main dining room. The menu is very confusing at first glance, with several pages and 3, 5 and 8 course meals to choose from. The waitress explained how it all worked, and we decided to get many dishes to share. I really enjoyed the flavor of popcorn infused corn soup, and the scallops with a vanilla-fennel sauce and the flank steak were delicious! However, my all time favorite was the truffle infused lobster mac and cheese, which was made with 4 different cheeses and large chunks of lobster! It was truly amazing! The only reason that I didn't give this restaurant 4 stars was that the soup came out lukewarm, the menu is really confusing and the prices were on the steep side. Dinner and drinks came to about $100/pp. I would most definitely come back for the lobster mac and chees, though. In fact, I am still thinking about how great that dish was!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LuvLuvLuv2Travel
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