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Five Fifty Five

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555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308 (Oak Street)
+1 207-761-0555
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 09:30 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Topsham, Maine
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had the pleasure of eating at Five Fifty Five during Maine Restaurant Week. The five course meal with wine pairings was excellent. Each course was delicious and all wines paired extremely well. The wait staff was attentive but not over bearing. I highly recommend Five Fifty Five for a special occasion.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went here last weekend with my husband for a great night out. Heard great things about this place did not live up to the hype. We didn't have a reservation and felt like outcasts.......they did seat us...........our server was not friendly at all. We should have looked at the menu before we sat down,,,,nothing we really liked. but it was... More 

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Portland, Maine
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275 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Once again we arrived for restaurant week. Our first time at this restaurant, that is one reason to participate in restaurant week for us newbies. The bad news: we were not impressed with the bar nor bartender as we enjoy a cocktail before dinner-just ordinary experience. However we were shown upstairs to eat in a loft like space that overlooks... More 

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Poland, Maine
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We dined at this establishment a few years ago as a very large group, perhaps 20 people, and had not been back in a while. My husband ordered the burger, expecting it to be exceptional. He ordered it medium rare, which it was. BUT...I am not sure if they microwaved an old left over burger or what they did but... More 

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Thank 934ginih
seamusfinn, Manager at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us this feedback. We are responsive to constructive criticism and the kitchen believes it is important to know when a guest feels we may have missed the mark. I am very sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience. Please feel free to contact us if there is anything specific we can do... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We ventured to Five Fifty Five for a belated birthday celebration. The whole experience was simply marvelous. 3/4 of our party dined off the tasting menu and were thrilled with our meals. One would think that a 5 course dinner would leave one stuffed but their portions are perfect and timed to give you rest between them. Our other diner... More 

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Thank Matt J
seamusfinn, Manager at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience. Marvelous is what we aim for! We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

Portland, Maine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My boyfriend booked reservations here for us for Valentine's Day, they were offering a prix fixe meal. We arrived a little early (on purpose, as we like to enjoy a drink at the bar before sitting for dinner) and we had a very friendly bartender and delicious drinks. We were promptly taken to our table when our reservation time came,... More 

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seamusfinn, Manager at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. I am glad we were able to play a role in making your holiday special. We have a pleasant staff indeed, and I am happy to share with them reviews that highlight their exceptional service. It is truly appreciated. We look forward to having you join us again. Regards, Jennifer Roberts,... More 

Norton, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Tried making reservations at another restaurant but they could not accommodate us for a time we might like to eat. That restaurant had recommended this one (and one other). After reading reviews, we thought we would give it a try. The atmosphere was nice, though the noise volume became quite loud as the place filled up. All of the staff... More 

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seamusfinn, Manager at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Happy to hear about the aspects that you did enjoy. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assure you leave having had a five star experience the next time you dine with us. Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

Rochester, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My special lady and I had reservations for early on Saturday evening, and we were greeted promptly and courteously by Mike, who would also be our primary server for the evening. Attention to detail, both in décor and with our dinners, was fabulous. Mike and crew (there were several folk who moved in-and-out with our orders) were great. The food... More 

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seamusfinn, Manager at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us. We are always happy to hear positive feedback and are lucky to have a dedicated staff to help assure that guests leave having had that same great experience! We look forward to having you join us in the future. Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We decided to try 555 based on reviews, location, and their tasting menu. It was a quiet Sunday evening. The service was excellent. My friend ordered off the tasting menu, and she very much enjoyed her dinner. I chose the a la carte option. The pear and burrata salad was flavorful. My entree (braised rabbit pappardelle) was quite small (especially... More 

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Thank Terri L
seamusfinn, Manager at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience. The tasting menu is a great way to try a little of everything that five fifty-five has to offer. I am sorry to hear that you were unimpressed with the portion size of your entree. We size portions with the idea in mind that guests will be ordering several... More 

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100 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We went for dinner the other night, and what a great experience! The setting and atmosphere were wonderful. Not a lot of restaurants are offering tasting menus, and those that do sometimes seem to not put thought into them. Not 555! The tasting menu was really great, the selection was fantastic, and the flow from course to course was excellent.... More 

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Thank HereAtLast
seamusfinn, Manager at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. Tasting menus have always been a pillar here at the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 14:00
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 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?