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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Romantic (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Seasonal (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Portland for special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries...). The atmosphere is calm, somewhat cozy, professional. Service is professional but friendly. Food is always excellent. We always know we will have an excellent evening at 555.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I had a great Valentine’s Day dinner! The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful! Will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Staff was engaging and informative. Service was excellently and food extremely phenomenal

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·Dined 4 days ago

Pleasant dinner. Hot courses not always hot. “Cheesecake,” a dessert selection, was a gelatinous cube with no resemblance to cheesecake. Service warm and excellent and just the right attentive touch without being intrusive.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Words fail to express how wonderful this restraunt is! The food was great and our table was in such a wonderful spot (tip: if you can get it, all for a table on the second floor- quitter and a bit more intimate). Servers were very attentive and friendly.

The best is the attention to little details that make you feel welcome. We got to our table and found a little card wishing us a happy anniversary then, they came by and poured us a complimentary glass of rose champagne. At the end of the meal, we ordered the dessert sampler and it came with a sugar waifer also wishing us a happy anniversary.

I've never been to a restaurant who really cared or put that much effort into making guests feel so special. It totally made our night. ❤️

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful as always. Steak cooked to perfection. Truffles lobster Mac and cheese perfect. Excellent cookies and sorbet. Yum.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Simply put, the best restaurant in Portland, perhaps New England.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

They greeted us with half glass of complimentary pink bubbly and a note saying “Happy Anniversary”. The host and waiter were gracious and charming. I loved my scallops crudo, and we shared the grilled caesar salmon, which they split on to two plates without being asked. Best anchovies I’ve had! Then my duck entree was also delicious. I finished with salted caramels and a cappuccino, which came with another anniversary acknowledgement on the plate in the form of a decorated cookie. My husband loved the giant ice cube in his cocktail too!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was our 30th anniversary. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Only two complaints - the room was freezing. I had to wear my winter coat throughout the meal. And I was disappointed that their signature truffle mac and cheese was served in a wide bowl instead of a crock, which they used to do. The pasta cooled down too quickly (probably because the room was so cold).

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Just a very nice evening. Everything was perfect ... just right.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was super helpful. Even gave us other places to check out in the area.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Weekend with my daughter. Decided to try somewhere we had not been before. Our meals were fabulous and service was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Service was great. Very pricey! Disappointed in food because sometimes chefs get a little too “creative” and the results are odd— like radishes in rice pilaf! Some odd and unrecognizable combos.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We arrived at the restaurant on time. We were told we could be seated in a few minutes and invited to sit at the bar which we did. A friend was already at the bar waiting for his takeout order. We chatted and did not hurry to our table. The restaurant encouraged us to take our time, and we appreciated the fact that they were willing to wait for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We hadn’t been to 555 in a few years, but remembered the food being excellent. Unfortunately, our dinner last night was mediocre: undercooked salmon (even though I had asked for it to be very well cooked/crispy), too much sauce dumped on our main dishes, cold biscuits and focaccia, etc., etc.

Also disappointing was the fact that, even though the restaurant had asked whether we were booking for a special occasion and I said yes (one husband’s retirement and another person’s selling a house), there was NO acknowledgment of the occasion other than a tacky piece of paper placed on our table when we arrived saying “Congratulations!” Honestly, if a restaurant makes a point of asking if we are celebrating a special occasion, then we expect AT LEAST a free caramel or a glass of Prosecco or some other little gesture. Otherwise, don’t bother asking at all. It’s just irritating.

Sorry for the negative review, but I doubt that we will ever return.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service and food presentation were impeccable. We did their signature tasting menu, overall a good experience but not sure the price reflected the portion size of each course. Some dishes tasted amazing others might have been more focused on presentation than taste. Would recommend to a friend who's a Foodie.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We had a very nice experience. The food was exquisite. I am a vegetarian and the choices for me were inspired, unusual and delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Five Fifty-Five. I had the Truffled Lobster Mac and Cheese - the lobster was amazing. My husband had the duck, he particularly enjoyed the duck breast, very tender. Service was good - server who brought water and bread was very nice, waiter was fine. Our table was in the middle of the dining room, very close to the tables next to it - kind of a disappointment, we did have reservations and restaurant was not full, there seemed like a lot of better tables we could have been seated at. The tables on the upper level looked good. I didn't really care for either of my drinks - a mixed drink and the sangria.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful meal, service and drinks. Cozy atmosphere to enjoy your group conversations. The scallops, Hanger steak and Duck were delicious, as was the grilled Caesar and carrot cake.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Had a lovely dining experience for my wife’s birthday for the second year in a row.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great spot for dinner in Portland! The truffle Mac and cheese is amazing, as is the cheese board and the mussels. It’s not cheap, but the food is well worth the price. Good drink menu too!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Mussels and pumpkin soup exceptional

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food, quiet spot, and great service. Highly recommend this spot for a date or special occasion

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mike, our server was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Over priced and not very good knowledge with beverages....

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Years. It was a fantastic fixed menu with good options. Each course was delicious as was the recommended wine. Wonderful place for a special night out.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated our Anniversary and were filled with sensational service and delicious dinner. It won’t disappoint!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Highly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Truly excellent, well prepared and presented upscale food. Tables were sufficiently apart to allow for conversation and privacy. Excellent wine selection including many moderate priced options.
Holds its own in a city of excellent restaurants!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We once again had a fabulous meal of food and wine pairings. We opted to sit in the lounge which was empty--the dining room was a bit too loud for our taste. Wonderful food, wines, and service!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had the chef's tasting with the wine pairing, all was excellent! Wines that were chosen went perfectly with each course. We sat upstairs where it is quite private.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

First time, but not the last eating at this establishment. Would highly recommend. The food, preparation, atmosphere, staff (thanks Michael and Hannah) was outstanding. Great food, good variety, well prepared and paced to table.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

555 has an exceptionally diverse menu. Their tasting menu captures the best of that variety. Their wine list was impressive an provides numerous options for any palette.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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