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Review of Five Fifty Five

Five Fifty Five
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Ranked #24 of 621 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Middlebury, Vermont
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We went to 555 last night for dessert only, and after we finished all three of us whole heartedly agreed we NEED to come back for dinner. This restaurant is simply incredible. Although we were seated in the bar, our table was lovely and quaint. Our server was efficient and graceful, and the atmosphere was calm and classy. But the best part of course was the food. Two of us ordered the chocolate turtle souffle, while the third ordered hazelnut and chocolate bread pudding. These souffles were amazing. Served warm from the oven, they were accompanied by a small chocolate turtle, pecan pretzel crumble, and warm chocolate ganache. As for the bread pudding, it was served with frangelico whipped crea and, was moist and light. The portion sizes were perfect, not so large as to be overwhelming and feel glutinous, but not so small as to seem measly. We can't wait to return!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Sebago, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lives up to its reputation”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We took my aunt and uncle to 555 Restaurant for her 80th birthday. They have several options for ordering. There are 3 and 5 course fixed prices menus and you can order from either. There are also other options such as an 8 course, chef's choice and a wine pairing menu. The atmosphere has been dubbed most romantic by Maine Magazine and it is charming. We knew from other reviews that it would be a bit on the expensive side; but, it was worth it. Our party had both the 3 and 5 course meals and every dish was beautifully presented and delicious. In addition the service was impeccable and warm. Though we made no special request, when my aunt's desert arrived they had piped "Happy Birthday" on her dish, in chocolate. It was a happy ending to a wonderful meal and evening. We made reservations on Open Table for 5:30 on a Friday evening and were happy to have some quiet before it became more busy. They have a good website, with reviews and explanations. It is most worthy of the reviews and awards.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank 2Mainers2006
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“One of Portland's Best”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We go to 555 when we're in Portland. The food is consistently great. The menu is not particularly inventive (it's similar to a lot of other menus in the city), but they do a way better than average job with menu mainstays. My favorite meal there was a prix fix menu that featured three mini-entrees of beef, a wonderful salad and a cheese plate. If you're in Portland for a weekend, I would put this one on the list.

  • Visited September 2013
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Northampton, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best meal I've had in a long time”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had the Prix Fixe meal on Christmas Eve and it was exquisite. Everything we ate was perfectly cooked, spiced with subtlety and creativity and left us wanting more. Best mussels we ever had, excellent monkfish, and the Kumquat Souffle was out of this world. I would go every night if I could.

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fine cuisine in the heart of Portland!”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent but the service was truly extraordinary ... and the reason we'll definitely go back to Five Fifty-Five on our next visit to Portland, ME.

Visited December 2013
Thank Richard H
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