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“Great food and service”
Review of Five Fifty Five

Five Fifty Five
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Ranked #24 of 614 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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.
Kansas City, Kansas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

555 didn't disappoint and the service was outstanding. I thought it was a little over priced for the quality of food but they let us try an appetizer portion of the lobster Mac and I wish I would have ordered it for the main course. Ordered the scallops and they were good.

Thank Susan B
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“You can't come to Portland and NOT eat here. A *MUST* visit!”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

I dined here in early June and opted for the chef's tasting menu. I have not had a restaurant knock my socks off like this in a very long time. I can probably count on one hand the number of restaurants that have been consistently impressive from the first bite to the last, without at least one of the courses being "just ok" or "good but not great". Every. Single. Course. was simply amazing. Drool-worthy. I cannot insert enough positive descriptions in this paragraph to explain how impressed I was with this meal. You're cheating yourself if you come to Portland and don't eat here.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Danielle P
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New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2014

As a "foodie" I am always interested in new restaurants. We happened to be in Portland, Maine and looked for a well recommended restaurant. Five Fifty Five was not disappointing. The food was creative and well prepared from the first bite to the last. White gazpacho soup was a new and inventive taste. The pepper crusted scallops were moist and flavorful as was the hanger steak. And what they do with mashed potatoes ---- wow!! We shared a molten chocolate tart for desert. One of the best deserts that I've ever had.

Service was wonderful. Caring without being overbearing.

The next time that I'm in Portland this will be my first stop.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Travelmaven64
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited with a large group and the kitchen hit it out of the park. Had the hanger steak and it was probably the best that I ever had. Started with the salad and it was nothing special (good but not great). Others had the mussels which were out of this world. Clearly the hit of the night.

Also had the lobster mac and cheese and it was fantastic. While lobster claws were a special treat.

Overall a very good meal, especially since they had to serve a large party.

Visited June 2014
Thank eppyhow
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North Carolina
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Tasty tasting menu demands a big appetite.”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Dined here with a friend in early June for a special occasion. The service was solid and the minimalist decor was nice. The menu is somewhat limited (as others have mentioned), but there is a nice range. The tasting menu provides a nice option for those interested in a range of offerings. If you go that route, go in hungry. Seriously hungry. We had to take the last two courses to go.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kortni C
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