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About Five Fifty-Five
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.
Portland, ME 04101
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 7 days: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Our bar opens at 4:30 nightly.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
On-street parking is usually accessible. The meters stop running at 6:00. In addition, there are four parking lots within a 2 block radius. The closest is a garage on Forest Avenue, 2 blocks away.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The holidays are here! We are open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (closed Christmas Day and Dec. 26). Join us to celebrate on one of these holidays or any other night this season! Private and semi-private dining options are available for corporate and personal parties.
Five Fifty-Five Ratings and Reviews
Very delicious food and pricing was fair for high quality. Cooks by the bathrooms were very nice and asked how everything was. Waitress was not attentive once we got our appetizers (didn't get a second drink until almost done with meal) which is main complaint. Decor feels a little dated, but nice layout. All in all very nice meal.
I got the impression that 555 is trying to position themselves at the high end of culinary flair with the likes of The French Laundry, but it's got a long way to go. Overpriced, small servings with moderate flavor. I had the duck which consisted of one slice of breast paired with a mole (and shredded duck?) wrap and a spoonful of flavorless quinoa for $31. Flavors were totally out of synch. The atmosphere was nice and the service was friendly but often delayed. Overall, I'd say they have a good base, but need to bring down the prices and bring up the flavor and portions.
We celebrated our anniversary here last Friday. It was a wonderful evening from the complementary sparkling rose to the chocolate fudge cake finish. Michael, our waitperson, was exemplary in his description of the signature tasting menu and the accompanying wines. The staff were most helpful and attentive throughout. We have been here multiple times in the past and consider 555 among the restaurant jewels of Portland.
The food and service were great for 2/3 of the meal. Then the dining room got much busier and the service slowed down. Three of us tried the tasting menu and the time between the main course and dessert was quite long. Overall, we would come back and recommend 555 to others looking for a great place to eat in Portland.
Planned a special anniversary dinner here, hadn’t been in several years since a fabulous college graduation dinner. 555 did not disappoint. Due to weather related hiccups, anniversary celebration turned into friendversary! We were greeted warmly, seated at a lovely, quiet table and all enjoyed a few laughs regarding the circumstances. Our Server was extremely knowledgeable with regards to both food and wine recommendations. We both opted for Chef’s tasting menu, what a treat! Do yourself a favor and give it a try. Chefs creativity never ceases to amaze and the portion sizes are perfect. Would highly recommend for not only a special occasion but also the small plates available at the bar. Looking forward to another visit the next time in Maine!
very pleased .
birthday for wife dinner.
everyone wished her a happy birthday!
a bit pricey but ... not unlike other top notch Portland restaurants.
portions not skimpy but just a bit more than enough.
fine service. Liked the attention to cleaning the table and new silver ware between courses.
we will be back!
Very enjoyable meal. The portions were modest, but very well prepared. The salmon in particular was cooked to perfection, with interesting accompaniments. Service was attentive, but somewhat slow -- particularly taking our initial drink order, and then taking our food order. Good atmosphere, and cozy spot.
Five Fifty-Five, my favorite restaurant for fine dining in Portland, was just as spectacular as it was in my first visit a few years ago. I most heartily recommend this restaurant to those who love dining. I chose from the Signature Tastings menu with wine pairings.
Each course was presented magnificently, and the tastes did not pale in comparison. I thoroughly enjoyed each wine pairing, and the near perfect portion sizes. The tastings started with a pumpkin soup, then a cheese course. My choices for the 3rd, 4th, and dessert courses were the chicken liver pate, broiled scallops, and dark chocolate fudge cake, each delicious, and well paired.
Kudos to the executive chef, to the sommelier, to the kitchen, the bar, barista, and waiter. I'll be back (when I've saved up my money!)
Eating is for teenagers. DIning is for adults. Come. DIne.
Our first trip to Portland, this restaurant was absolutely amazing! I don’t think 5 stars is enough. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Our waiter was phenomenal, wine pairing were perfect. The food was a foodie’s dream. I cannot say enough. Definitely a must in Portland!
We were in Portland celebrating our 10 year anniversary and booked Five Fifty Five about a week prior to our stay after reading a bunch of reviews and we are so thankful that we did. Everything from the location, decor, service, to the food itself represented the absolute pinnacle of both customer service and culinary arts. The restaurant itself is gorgeous, and was tastefully decorated for the upcoming Christmas season. It had a comfortable vibe that so many upscale restaurants strive for and fall short of, Five Fifty Five achieved this effortlessly. Our server, Mike, was one of the finest, most knowledgeable servers we've ever had. His passion for both the restaurant he represented, and the food he was serving have been unmatched in our years of dining. We enjoyed the 5 course Chef's tasting with the wine pairing, and every single dish was presented so thoughtfully by Mike and with such passion that we honestly thought he was an owner of the place. It made for a truly special evening for two of us. We will absolutely be returning, and recommending it to all of our friends. Thank you again!
This was an exceptional dining experience. The food food and presentation was fantastic. Started with the grilled octopus and had the steak frites which were both delicious. Service matched the excellent quality of the food. I will certainly be going back when in Portland again
We came here for thanksgiving dinner.
The $88 menu was good however there were some items that weren’t quite mind blowing.
My husband and I got different choices and shared each one half way. The starter salad was a little ordinary compared to the rest.
I also found the stuffing side on the salty end. But nonetheless still very tasty.
The pasta in the lobster Mac and cheese was slightly under, still hard and powdery. I couldn’t bear to send it back given the truffle and lobster would be wasted.
Service was great and the atmosphere was very welcoming. We sat upstairs and when confirming the booking the day before, they did check all parties could go up and down stairs.
I wish I could give this place 5 stars though!
Plenty of street parking available and parking lots around.
Not exactly sure why this restaurant seems to be so overpriced. Food was somewhat better than mediocre, but decidedly less in quality then what one would expect for the price. More specifically, the entrees for everyone in our party was lukewarm at best. Moreover, the prime rib was raw and there was no question from the waiter as to how each person might wish it cooked. The desert was pumpkin cheesecake, which tasted as if it came pre-packaged from Hannaford's. And not to be overly negative, but the dishes and silverware were significantly water spotted, which would not be a big deal were it not for the price. Aside from that, there were no major disasters.
We went to Five Fifty-five for Thanksgiving this year and the menu they put up was exceedingly tasty. After a salad, the salmon starter was one of the best I have ever had, the turkey was moist and succulent, and the desert yummy. The portion size meant that I was full after the dessert and this was very pleasing as I got to taste all 4 courses. I would go again if in the Portland area
We always go there when In Maine, great tasting menu and super attentive service. It was our anniversary and they greeted us with a comp glass of champagne. The lobster Mac n cheese was a great. My hanger steak was cooked perfectly and delicious. My wife's scallops were super delicious a must stop if in pirtland
I didn't want to believe the sprinkling of negative reviews, however my husband and I ate at Five Fifty-Five two nights ago believing the positive hype would prevail, and we were wrong. We had no problems with the service as other reviewers did - in fact, our waiter was great and food came rather quickly - but we were underwhelmed with the food itself, especially given the chefs' backgrounds. One word: overrated. If you're a true foodie, you will be disappointed. If you're venturing into foodie territory for the first time, perhaps this is a safety net. Portion size was what you'd expect, however the blandness was not. It felt like I was at Del Frisco's or Davios...only, a bit worse. And yes, it was smoky inside given the open-air kitchen. When they began pan-frying steaks the fumes really rose and even created a smog on the second level where we were seated. And yes, the restrooms are in the worst possible location, right by the busy kitchen. I was apologizing to the staff and they in turn were apologizing to me as I waited. (There are only two single bathrooms for the entire establishment.) We skipped the dessert and lamented that we should've eaten at the Fore Street Restaurant right behind our hotel, rather than venturing out on a rainy night for everyday fare. My advice? If you're a foodie looking for a restaurant that sets a high bar and meets it, go to Vinland. You will not be disappointed!
Perfect as always! It was our anniversary and we were greeted with complimentary classes of champagne. My wife had the tasting menu- pumpkin soup (loved the seeds!), beet salad perfectly dressed, lobster Mac and cheese (although not a good thing to take home...), and cheeses (love that brittle!) I had mussels (the best anywhere, and a little spicier than usual), steak frites which was perfectly cooked medium. My wife enjoyed the confections for dessert and I loved the Mediterranean cake. Wine and drinks were excellent too. Service was so well timed, personable, and professional. 555 is THE BEST place in Portland! Never disappoints!
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