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Five Fifty Five

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555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308 (Oak Street)
+1 207-761-0555
09:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Have dined here before and never had a bad experience. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings and every dish was exquisite and the wine choices perfect. Service was excellent, especially given the number of dishes and glasses we went through. It's not a cheap place but go there for a special occasion, you won't be disappointed.

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

Thank you for your review of 555! The staff was very delighted that you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Regards, Michelle Corry, Proprietor More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My wife's retirement, the waiter brought us comped champagne to start the night, explained the menu, I had the chefs tasting, and was not disappointed. Each of the seven courses was extraordinary, the wait staff was attentive and explained each dish, my wife was thrilled, a true five star rest in portland

1 Thank nh7842
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

We so much appreciate your kind words. It is such a treat when someone takes the time to tell us when they had a good time. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards, Michelle COrry, Proprietor More 

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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Had a nice dinner there with good options for an upscale but not weird culinary experience. Food quality was good, portions appropriate and a nice and diverse menu with clearly recognizable ingredients and preparations. Nothing wrong with a nice solid set of offerings. The decor is a bit dated and because we weren't regulars we got seated in a balcony... More 

2 Thank bowtieguy61
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your dinner. However, we would certainly want everyone to understand that we would never treat any customer differently, no matter where they came from! Although you may not have enjoyed it, the balcony seating is our most requested seating in the house and reserved for reservations and special... More 

Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Food was very good service was horrible don't get it place was empty. Sat us 10 minutes late no menus finally some came by?

1 Thank ogunquit69
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to let us know you were unhappy with your dinner. We do have the servers bring the menus to our guests instead of the host, so that they are able to explain the style of service and tasting menus, but it never should have taken that long! We have already discussed it at... More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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233 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had dinner with a group of colleagues and really enjoyed the ambiance and service at Five Fifty-Five and was quite happy with the food. The restaurant is on two floors and offers a variety of nice comfortable corners for dining, in a comfortable classic brick-walls, dark-wood and white table-cloths atmosphere. The menu seems to be based on local items done... More 

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Howland, Maine
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600 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We love this place the best burgers in Maine . The fries a also gteat . You can all kinds of fixings even mushrooms . They put a Patti in a dish for my service dog . The staff was very friendly and quick . This place is a Mecca. In the middle of all the tourist traps.

Thank thedipman
New York
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My friend took me here for my birthday and I was treated like royalty. There was a lovely 'Happy Birthday' note on our table. Several people came by to wish me 'Happy Birthday' but they avoided that tacky loud singing. Of course, the food was the highlight. We opted for the five course tasting menu. My friend and I ordered... More 

1 Thank Eileen F
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food was really really good, and the service was too. It was just my wife and I for an anniversary dinner and were there for over two and a half hours. It was very relaxing, and we did the al La carte with the servers choice. Plus a wine pairing with each dish. It was great choice and more... More 

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Wells, Maine
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171 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I was more disappointed with the value then the actual dinner at 555. The service was very good as was the atmosphere. I started with the beef tartare, which had an off-putting presentation and quite a bit of gristle. My dinner, a fresh pasta dish, was nice. I finished with cheese and grappa. Overall, with the exception of the tartare,... More 

3 Thank taralaf
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We will use your review to improve our offerings, as a matter of fact, the chef contacted me this morning telling me he was changing the tar tar based on the review. As you seemed to enjoy everything else but one dish, including the service and ambiance, we hope you will come back again, Regards,... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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236 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My wife, daughter, and grandson enjoyed a very nice dinner at 555. Located just down the street from the Westin we were able to avoid the evening rain showers with a short block and a half walk ... we made a good choice. We had reservations at 6:45pm and were promptly seated in the bar area which was energetic on... More 

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

We very much appreciate your review. Our professional staff works diligently to exceed our guests expectation. They were thrilled that you had such a nice meal! Regards, Michelle Corry, Proprietor More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?