Five Fifty-Five

4.6
2334 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Additional times and tables may be available. Please call 207-761-0555 for more details.

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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and service very much.

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MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

All excellent except kitchen exhaust odor strong upstairs. Exhaust filters may need cleaning. My shirt smelled like grease exhaust after leaving restaurant

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KG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had never done a food and wine pairing before. What a neat experience! And it’s just that —an experience, not just a bite to eat. We learned, we dined, and we enjoyed our time out. Our server Parker was so thoughtful with little touches for my boyfriend’s birthday (like a happy birthday card on the table and providing an extra appetizer taster) on top of all our other tasters and answered all our questions thoroughly. It’s a very elegant place, but very comfortable simultaneously. The food was top notch quality and the wine was so interestingly and deliciously different from what we normally drink. We’ll be back for our next special occasion!!!

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L
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Portland!

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing. they also accommodated a request for vegan tasting menu for one of the people in our party.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was very knowledgeable - especially with food pairing with wine. Pace of food being brought out was excruciatingly slow.

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Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the tasting menu with wine pairing. Rachel was our server and she was amazing and knowledgeable about the food and what wine can be paired with each meal.

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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Portland for first Friday.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We made reservations well in advance, knowing we would be dining on the 4th of July, to get there and be told we didn’t have a reservation. As i scramble through my phone to let them know i did make a reservation through Open Table, i find an email stating the restaurant cancelled our reservation 15 minutes prior. The 2 hostesses went back and forth with each other about who cancelled it. One even made the comment along the lines of us showing up on the wrong day. Either way they found us a table, but definitely made us feel not exactly welcome. [*side note: the entire time we were there, the restaurant never filled up] the service was fine, nothing to write home about - however, we ordered mussels and didn’t receive them (which fine, we weren’t charged)... and the food same, nothing to write home about. I think we were just expecting more on the service side since there was an issue with the reservation and it was barely acknowledged beyond “we’ll find you a table”

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l
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

First off, seated at a table and all the tables felt like being in a business setting. Seats had removable stretchy vinyl covers on them and made for less than fine dining vibes. Server kept looking over his shoulder while I was trying to convey our order. Drink of milk punch tastes like water with a teaspoon of red wine with a glass full of ice. Screaming children a couple of tables over made it very unpleasant. I sent back my drink and asked for a French 75 and even that was awful. So bitter I just left it after a couple of sips. Such a basic and classic drink, but they managed to mess that up, too. My husband didn't care for his drink either and asked to see the wine list to play it safe. Server never came back. We discussed requesting to be moved and saw the patrons next to us requested the same. their request was honored cheerfully. When we made the same request, we were told there were no tables for 3. We saw plenty of tables upstairs but we were told they just could not accommodate a party of 3 anywhere else except in the bar area. So we decided to pay for our drinks and leave. We went to our trusted Village Tavern further south. They welcomed us with open arms and no attitude. We live in the Boston area and have plenty of options from casual to elegant. So, ambience, drinks and service were terrible. I guess we cut our losses.

Five Fifty-Five
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, First off, please let me apologize profusely for your less than stellar experience. At Five Fifty-Five we pride ourselves on the quality of our food and beverages and our customer service. I appreciate your feedback and will address these issues with our staff. If there is anything else you would like to discuss, I welcome the conversation as I am always looking for opportunities to improve our restaurant. Please feel free to reach out to the restaurant for further assistance.

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PF
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant with relaxed service. Food was good but a little overpriced for what it was.

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AB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our server was very good but the restaurant as a whole was understaffed took us 2 1/2 hours to get our meals. We sat down at 7:30 and didn’t get served till 930 after requesting what’s taking so long.

This is usually one of our favorite restaurants but the service staffing was way off.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Oysters could have been a bit colder, ceviche could have had some nice coarse hymalayam salt added it in the side, the sauces would have stood better up to the fish had they been more complex, interesting, with some more spice heat. My starter cocktail was way too sweet. Service was great!

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H
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

For many years this establishment has ridden the crest of Portland’s foodie experience- it still is there. The Maine mussels I had were prepared in a tomato butter garlic sauce that is to die for! Sadly, it cane with toasted bread that was beyond burnt, but it was quickly replaced. The grilled romaine Caesar salad was delectable and the ceviche leave one ready for more! The halibut was delectably accompanied by farro and a sauce ( or maybe 2) that were outstandingly prepared. I only wish they’d lighted the place up a bit with a fresh, lighter paint , tear outcthevugky brocade wall paper in the alcoves upstairs and hang in them instead som works from the numerous, excellent local artists to put some bursts of eye candy color in the space to lighten up the atmosphere to match its excellent cuisine. Minor gripes aside (like really terrible sangria at the bar), you can go wrong at 555!

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent our last evening in Portland dining at 555. We had a fantastic meal and thoroughly enjoyed the service. Definitely on the top if our list next time we are on the seacoast! Highly recommend!

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Perfectly done mussels and scallops

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table 35, on the second floor and overlooking the kitchen, was fantastic. The tasting menu with wine pairing was delicious and perfectly paired. Wonderful staff all around.

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m
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Portland for two nights and the food at 555 was so good that we ate there both nights! Our daughter has food allergies, and the staff could not have been more accommodating. I had the halibut one night and the chicken the other. I liked the halibut but the chicken (breast and sausage), served with potatoes, asparagus, and mushrooms, was possibly one of the best entrees that I've ever had. The flavors were perfectly balanced--nothing was too overpowering and the flavors of each component were the focus. The selection of sorbets for dessert were outstanding. Favorites were strawberry rhubarb and blackberry sage. We would highly recommend 555 and will definitely be back!

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JR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit to Five Fifty-Five and I will definitely dine there again! I made a reservation online, and when the restaurant called to confirm they asked about allergies, what we were celebrating (my birthday), and if we had any problems with stairs (the restaurant has two floors). After arriving, we were seated at a lovely table upstairs that had a special card wishing me happy birthday. I ordered the five course tasting menu with wine, and my boyfriend ordered the steak. After our server made sure we were fine with the timing difference of our meals, we were brought delicious bread and chive butter. All of my five courses were very good, and the wines paired nicely. I didn't mind, but there were a couple times when the wine was served several minutes after the food. Not a huge problem, but the timing could have been better. I would highly recommend Five Fifty-Five if you enjoy delicious local cuisine!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the staff was super helpful. Made for a great birthday dinner

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F
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable. Only complaint is that we were seated on level two around the balcony and it was quite warm up there!

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the set menu with the wine pairing- this was awesome food and great wines too. We sat upstairs and it was a tiny bit warm due to the kitchen being below us. Beautiful building. I Highly recommend for dinner.

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PH
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, wine list and cocktail selection. Servers are knowledgable and personable. Best mussels ever!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Would go again 5 stars

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KE
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delight! We made a somewhat last minute reservation at 555 for our final dinner in Portland. We had spent the past 3 days eating our way around Portland, wrestling the crowds and managing to get mostly bar spots at each place we went. We decided that we were going to step it up a notch and go somewhere a little fancier for our last dinner. We were immediately greeted with smiles and given a table next to the window. Everyone we came into contact with was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We couldn't be more pleased with the service. We ordered cocktails and a couple starters, none of which disappointed. Visually, our main courses were gorgeous and the flavors were out of this world. Dessert? Yes please. Perfect portion with delicate, yet incredible flavor. No complaints here. Perfection from start to finish. A++

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our father here for his 83rd birthday, and he was so happy with the food and the service. The service in particular is exceptional. Half of us did the tasting menu and the other half ordered from the menu and it worked out perfectly. Not inexpensive but when you’re in the mood to be treated it’s the way to go!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Service very good. Noise level a bit loud but it was Saturday night at 8:00 PM.

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PA
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Whenever I make a reservation through OpenTable, I get the worse tables. This time, it was in the pathway to the kitchen and we were bumped throughout the entire meal. many other open tables around but we get stuck at the worst. Happens every time with OpenTable. WHY?

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JB
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and ambience. Very hip and trendy! Would highly recommend!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Booked for a larger group. Great environment, service was amazing! Food was great, 2 people got burgers that were pretty undercooked but literally everything else was stellar. Great place to go!

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FS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived and the hostess seated us immediately. The ambient surroundings were very nice looking down on the kitchen and wait staff. The wait staff were very attentive to our needs. The food came and was amazing. We had a show to catch so we had to leave too soon. Looking forward to returning. A very pleasant experience.

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BH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting home from California (where I now live) and wanted to show my younger sisters one of the great fine dining spots in Portland. Did not disappoint!

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C
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the drinks to the service to the five-course menu, everything was perfect. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly, especially because I have a mushroom allergy. Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection. For an appetizer, I highly recommend the manchego cheese and asparagus salad. For an entree, the steak and the mussels were delicious! I highly recommend this place and we will be back on our next trip to Portland.

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PD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner. Good portion, beautiful presentation. Totally enjoyed the evening celebrating our Anniversary.

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GP
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As the evening went on the crowds got noisier but the food and service were outstanding.

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C
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic manager who is not only well-read but well-spoken!

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AG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Skip the haddock dish - the rest was great.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable. Great food and exceptional service

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