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Five Fifty Five

555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
+1 207-761-0555
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“tasting menu” (76 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308
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241 - 250 of 681 reviews

Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

My husband and I made reservations for our anniversary about a week prior to dinning. This is a well known local restaurant so reservations are a must. We ordered the 5 course Chef's tasting menu, which is also highly recommend. Each course is the perfect...More

2  Thank Carrier3811
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

We had a group of 6 for my mothers birthday celebration. Several of us went with the 5 course menu. It was great. The flavors were very good and the timing of the courses was perfect. If you go this route it is a long...More

Thank NESailor
Reviewed 4 March 2015

555 restaurant is a lovely spot for a romantic dinner or business function with fantastic food, a wonderful wine selection, and delicious desserts to boot. The staff are all attentive, the bartenders poor a good drink, and the chefs are amazing. Looking for a place...More

Thank Lisa-Marie M
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We stopped in for dessert and coffee on a snowy Saturday night. We were seated right away at a table in the bar area. The atmosphere is very nice with a modern flair. We had the steamed lemon pudding which was served with pot de...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I had a really nice meal here this past fall - my third time eating here, but left with the same feeling as prior dinners - it's just over priced. As always, if I try three items: one is really fantastic, the other is overdone...More

Thank Richard M
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

Hello Richard, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are sorry that you were not fully satisfied with your five fifty-five experience. We strive to make every customer's night out feel special and we aim to exceed customer expectation. We are especially disappointed that...More

Reviewed 15 February 2015

We are no stranger to the wonderful food in Portland. This was a new experience for us. We went with friends for New Year's Eve and it was so fun. The courses were tiny and I thought tht I might have to stop for Pizza...More

Thank weble56
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

We wanted to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is very helpful to receive reviews on such busy nights as New Year's Eve! We were disappointed that you were not comfortable at your table, however. Upstairs is usually quite warm...More

Reviewed 15 February 2015

My husband brought me here as a little surprise. Surprised we were! Even though we had heard the buzz about the place, it exceeded our every expectation. I always feel the best to get to know a restaurant is to drive right on in to...More

1  Thank MsSnobbit
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

I cannot tell you how happy we were to read your review! To hear that we exceeded your expectations was really wonderful news as this is our main goal every night. The chef was delighted that you enjoyed his tasting menu as he puts his...More

Reviewed 14 February 2015

We had a birthday dinner recently with eight people. Everything was fantastic. The five course option lets you sample all the creative cooking. The muscles were spicy and the best I've ever had everyone was using spoons and bread to get at the broth. The...More

1  Thank 984jack
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

We just wanted to say thank you for your review. The staff really enjoyed reading your feedback. You won't believe this, but we had just talked the other day about putting sweetbreads on the menu soon! Hopefully, we will see you soon. If you are...More

Reviewed 10 February 2015

I had a quite enjoyable dinner here. The lobster mac and cheese was amazing as were the heirloom tomatoes. Quite good.

Thank LIC-NOFO-NY
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. The entire staff was excited that you enjoyed your evening! Please let us know the next time you are back, Sincerely, Michelle Corry, Proprietor

Reviewed 26 January 2015

Coming from LA, I'm used to a tasting menu where it's set (maybe choice of 2 entrees) and the whole table has to order it. This restaurant has 5 categories on its menu (To Begin, Cheese, Small Plate, Savory, Sweet) and you get to create...More

Thank NatAtHome
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

Thank you so much for writing such an enthusiastic review! The staff was really excited about your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to let them know that they were spot on. Looking forward to seeing you next time you are in. Sincerely, Michelle...More

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NhLulu
8 February 2015|
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Response from Gdmack2 | Reviewed this property |
Just go to their website, click on "menus" and click on "A la Carte," and you will see it.
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robert s
8 January 2015|
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Response from Hall E | Reviewed this property |
I just viewed the menu on their web site with no problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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