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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.

555 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 7 days: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Our bar opens at 4:30 nightly.

Cross Street:
Oak Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 761-0555

Website:
http://www.fivefifty-five.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Stephen Corry

Additional:
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.

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Five Fifty-Five Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Romantic (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Tasting Menu (29)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Local Ingredients (22)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Authentic (12)
Business Meals (12)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Went for a thanksgiving prefix menu. The food was excellent, portion size was a little on the small size. Their sorbets were absolutely amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I only have one complaint. We were heading to a show after dinner and our server was more than accommodating to get us out in time. However, when dessert was ordered I also ordered scotch. Our desserts came out, but no drink. It wasn't our server that brought the desserts out so I gave him a few minutes and still no drink. 10 minutes went by and still no drink, and no server. I was going to just cancel the drink because at that point I was going to have to chug the scotch to get out of there. Unfortunately the drink finally came before I could grab someone to cancel it....but everything else was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Got tasting menu. Took 3 hrs for 5 courses. Couple next to us left after 2 hrs & only 2 courses. Disappointed with wine options--typical mega mart bottles in $10-$19 range. Server made wine selections, not the chef. Chef should do this--food is his creation & brings credibility. First course was tomato soup, which I have in my pantry. Second course was manchego cheese, which I love, but I have a block of it from Costco in my fridge. Ribeye was great with spinach purée.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Four of us had dinner at 555 and all of us really enjoyed our meals. Everything was delicious and the servers were very attentive. I would highly recommend 555 to all who enjoy GREAT food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was the best meal I’ve had in Portland. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was absolutely fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good food, good service and as very good wine list.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We came to Portland for the weekend and went to 555 based on reviews. It was a special birthday celebration for my wife which they asked about when we made and confirmed the reservation. They sat us at a table along the railing just at the top of the stairs. Terrible table , awkward place for table with servers coming by and coming up and down the stairs. Also the smoke /smell from the kitchen was overwhelming - they need to fix this. They put a tent card on the table saying happy birthday and that was it - how about a small dessert or chocolates or something ? Why ask if you don't intend to do anything special? Service was good. Food was ok. Nothing spectacular or memorable. Even my wife thought it was just ok - and she isn't difficult to please when going out to dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We planned ahead to secure restaurant reservations at some of the top spots and were lucky to dine at Five Fifty-five. We were a group of 5 girlfriends and we ordered lots of items from the menu to share and enjoy. We loved the mushroom salad and lobster mac and cheese among everything else that I can't remember. The wine was great too!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Ordered the cheese platter, as advertised it came with fruit , that was a small amount of toast with some odd peanut brittle the cheese was ok. Ordered a sweet potato dish that was very tasty. Then had a the scallops that were dry and tasteless. Sorry would not go back. Annnd this place has to have had the worst bathroom location ever , directly across, within 15 feet , from the serving /kitchen station. Can not be code

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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very delicious, but pretty small portions for the price they are asking. Food is very good, what they give you of it. I would only recommend it to a friend with the caveat that they understand that it is expensive and you come away not feeling quite sated. Maybe it was a bad day for produce shopping as it was the middle of the week when we went. The chef is very good just not generous.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We did the tasting menu with wine pairings and itall was incredible. The only thing that would have improved the meal was if we were seated in the main dining room. We were seated off to the side of the bar in the lounge. I had read about the open kitchen and atmosphere of the main dining room but did not see it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our honeymoon and wanted a nice night out. This place was absolutely perfect! We told them we were on our honeymoon and they even had a little note at our table! We did the tasting menu with wine pairings, which was exceptional! Our server was very knowledgeable and every mortal of food was to die for!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Loved our dinner at five fifty five! We went before a show at The Merrill. The host and server were exceptional. We loved our meals and wine! Grilled Caesar was delicious! Cool space too! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent service and great ambiance really set this place apart. The tasting menu was excellent and reasonably priced for what we were given.

We absolutely loved this place and will be back the next time we are in Portland.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dinner here was the highlight of our trip to Portland. The only negative was that when we arrived for our reservation they tried to seat us at a table in the bar area, next to a busy doorway. We asked for a better table. After a bit of a wait, they sat us at a nice table along the railing in the upper level.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I've been to 555 many times, and they never disappoint. The tasting menu was great, with just enough food to satisfy, without it being too much. The mussels were particularly good, as were the scallops, and the chocolate fudge cake for dessert was decadent, served with thyme ice cream, which was delicious. I will be back again!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We loved everything we ate here, great service, cute atmosphere. We will absolutely be back next time we go to ME.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Just amazing- food interesting and varied- prefixe menu excellent-

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Took one hour to get the starter. Took two hours to get the entree.
The warm mushroom salad was cold. The corn risotto was so under cooked that it was inedible .
The entree s were not hot and so so.
My Aviation cocktail was not cold when I got it and the wine I ordered with dinner had an aftertaste of gasoline.
Our waiter and the other guy were so nice to us, but there was no excuse for the food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Awesome as always! This is the first time we’ve done the wine pairing 5 course meal and it was amazing!!!!! Service and food as always excellent! Was our first Kid free night in 14 months!!! Was not a disappointment for sure!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Waiter was exceptional- made great recommendation for wine pairing; staff attentive to details

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We flew into Portland for one night, ate here. The scallop entrée was undercooked. They took it off our bill which we appreciated. Would give then another try if possible.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a great server. The food was good but not memorable. I would visit again, however.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We celebrated our 35th anniversary there and could not have picked a better place. When you have been married that long conversation can be sparse. The tasting menu was the perfect stimulus for conversation and our server paired the wines beautifully. We left with a new list of favorites to look for in the market.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent, excellent, excellent. One of our favorites in Portland. Will be back!!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of the best overall restaurant meals I've ever experienced. Staff was amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very fine food, fresh and beautiful presentations. Finally, a restaurant where you can hear yourself talk, with low smooth jazz in the background!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were first given a table in the middle of the empty dining room. I asked for one of the many open tables against the wall. The host seemed very putout by the request. He finally gave us one in the corner next to the wait staffs service area. We got to have our meal with the butts of the servers all through the night.
When I complained to the head hostess on the way out she replied that they will note to not sit us at that table again.they will never get the opportunity. I think that when you pay over $200 for a nice dinner, you should not be treated like your are in a crowded cafeteria.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Overall great experience. My second visit. I would put 555 on my list anytime I get to Portland.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Loud, fly in wine, small space

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My wife and I went to Portland for our 1 year anniversary and were very pleased with the food and service. There was a card on the table wishing us a happy anniversary, and we each received a glass of Rose. We had muscles as an appetizer, which were very good. For dinner I had the rib-eye, and my wife had the halibut. We also ordered a side order of the lobster mac n cheese. Everything was fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our favorite. And so nice to,see Michelle...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We went for our anniversary and were treated to a glass of champagne when we sat down at an amazing table on the balcony where we could see the kitchen making each beautiful plate. I opted for the tasting menu with wine pairings and my husband had an amazing steak and risotto to start. Definitely one of the best meals and service we have had!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great first time there - I had plain mac and cheese which was AMAZING! and we got the fresh baked choc chip cookies for dessert. I got engaged while there, and I presume the manager was the gentlemen, but they gave us a complimentary champagne toast at the bar which was wonderful :)

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had dinner here on a quiet Sunday night while on our honeymoon. The food was delicious as were the cocktails. Every one on staff was pleasant and welcoming. We'll definitely come back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Nice seafood , cocktails, and service. Would return again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and service. Very cool restaurant space.

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