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Five Fifty Five

555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
+1 207-761-0555
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“tasting menu” (78 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
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11 - 20 of 692 reviews

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Whenever you visit Portland, ME you need to visit Five Fifty Five restaurant. The food was outstanding. Had Oysters as an appetizer and Scallops as main dish. Jeff our waiter was excellent. I did quizzed him about some of the wines and he did knew...More

Thank PeteUSA2013
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited 555 following recommendations from two, separate, experienced, fine dining couples who couldn't say enough positive things about it. Our experience was enjoyable, but the restaurant fell short of our expectations. Although I said nothing, my cocktail was "off", acceptable, but "off". My halibut...More

Thank KVM101
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The truffle lobster mac and cheese was phenomenal! The sauce was amazing and you received a large serving of lobster. The cheese plates were also very good too.

Thank groul1dm
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This highly rated restaurant serves very good meals on three dining levels. Service was spotty. Wine list was good, but not great. Recommended.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

As a New Yorker and dining at fine restaurants, I didn't know what to expect on my trip to Portland, Maine. From the outside, the restaurant is ordinary. Once you walk in, we were greeted by a Host and Hostess; the latter from the Upper...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We made a reservation several weeks in advance via Open Table and reconfirmed twice by phone but were seated at a table in the bar where pretty much the only people we saw were other customers waiting for tables who were bumping into us. Our...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Well I guess I will start at the beginning and let you know we are very sorry you were not pleased with your table. Certainly it is difficult on a very busy night to give everyone the exact table they want, however, with that being...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

There are so many other excellent restaurants in Portland. Five Fifty-Five is not worth the wasted calories. Over priced. Over rated. Over cooked. Unimaginative. True for all five dishes that we had. The service is the best part. Their sister restaurant, Petite Jacqueline, on Market...More

Thank gel59
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We visited here in 2008, and had a fantastic meal. On return visits to Portland, we've not made it back til now as there are simply to many choices. However, with memories of a previously amazing lobster mac'n'cheese, we ventured back and so very glad...More

Thank H3311QZlou
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Service was great, but food was mediocre and way overpriced. I had the prefixe with wine pair, felt like it was quite short of expectations on all fronts. My wife ordered alacarte and felt the same. Want a good meal in Portland....go to Isa or...More

Thank thefishdude
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hello, We are so disappointed to see this review. As you can see it is very rare people feel "shorted" on the tasting menu; normally people leaved thrilled. I wish you would email me and give us more details on what you thought was lacking...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in downtown Portland, and decided to try this restaurant..We got there around six pm without a reservation. They had a cancellation so we were able to get a table. The building is really interesting, it used to be an old...More

Thank Susan K
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NhLulu
9 February 2015|
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Response from Gdmack2 | Reviewed this property |
Just go to their website, click on "menus" and click on "A la Carte," and you will see it.
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robert s
9 January 2015|
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Response from Hall E | Reviewed this property |
I just viewed the menu on their web site with no problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
    (Oak Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-0555
  • E-mail
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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