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Five Fifty Five

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555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308 (Oak Street)
+1 207-761-0555
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Was very impressed with the food and service and the establishment. We took on the tasting menu and all the food that was served was of high standard, fresh ingredients and very well prepared. The restaurant also had to cope with a large party in the adjacent room, so to leave having such a good experience is a show of... More 

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Thank CarlCrick18
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our staff works very hard at upholding the highest culinary and service standards and it is certainly nice to be recognized for that. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, Sincerely, Michelle Corry, Proprietor. More 

Mayville, Wisconsin, United States
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192 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Even though I was in Portland for business, I could see coming here for special occasions if I lived local, because of the cost. The presentation of the food from appetizers, soup to entrees was first class. We had four different entrees on our table, and everyone gave their dinner a thumbs up. The only suggestion would be make sure... More 

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

I know it is difficult in everyone's busy lives to take the time to write a review-so it is very much appreciated! We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town on business, or better yet, for a more special occasion! Sincerely, Michelle Corry, Proprietor More 

Portland, Maine, United States
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We selected Five Fifty Five as a special evening out venue. It felt special from the beginning. We were treated well when we walked in the door. We had noted in the reviews that there was a balcony section, which we chose. This was a lovely location.The waiter was attentive but not obtrusive, and was knowledgeable about both the history... More 

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Thank Karen M
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for your recognition. It is always nice to be able to pass on positive feedback to my hardworking and passionate staff, Warm Regards, Michelle Corry More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Portland has become one of my favorite small cities and it's because of places like Five Fifty Five that I keep going back. We vacation on the coast of Maine every August and, while we could fly into Bangor and save three hours of driving, we choose to land at Portland because of the many fine restaurants. Five Fifty Five... More 

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Thank Hall E
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Portland is a city full of wonderful restaurants and talented chefs! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit to five fifty-five and we will pass on your feedback to our staff, Sincerely, Michelle and Steve Corry, Proprietors. More 

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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

This restaurant had been recommended to us several times during the past summer season by family members and friends who had dined there. We thought their enthusiastic comments were perhaps a bit "over the top." However, when we paid a visit there ourselves on a recent wonderful stay in Portland, we realized how right they were. The food is delicious,... More 

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seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

The chefs will be very pleased with your review! Thank you for taking the time to let us hear your feedback. Cheers, Chef Steve Corry, Chef/Owner More 

Chicago, Illinois
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606 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We enjoyed the food here but not the attitude. It is quite odd that you get this kind of attitude in a place like Portland. I am actually a hospitality Consultant and don't receive the attitude in places we have dinedlike NYC, Chicago, SF, Paris, Tokyo, London....etc. We were really surprised by this. There are too many other places in... More 

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

Hello, I want to thank you for your feedback and honest review. We read all of our reviews and use the information to help train and improve our customer service. It is very upsetting to hear that you were not treated warmly and professionally. That is a great disappointment for myself and management to learn. We would love to hear... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The service and food were great. There isn't anything particularly special about the ambiance, but you will eat well.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We requested to be sat upstairs and were so glad we did! The view overlooking the hustle and bustle of the kitchen was exciting. All of the things we tried were excellent! You can't go wrong with the lobster mac n cheese. It was not your average mac n cheese. Super moist, creamy, pasta cooked to perfection with generous pieces... More 

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Richmond, Va
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We have eaten all over the world in the best restaurants and this rates up with the best! We went with the waitress's choices and had some of their signature dishes (not to miss): lobster truffle mac & cheese, fois grois, tomato pesto salad (tomatoes are in season),.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Be sure to ask to sit upstairs. It's fun to be able to overlook the kitchen as they plate the food. And the food and service were THE BEST!!! Can't wait for next year!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?