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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

My wife and I recently visited 555 having heard numerous accolades and it scoring very highly on TA. We arrived on a weeknight with 6:15 reservations and were seated immediately. The wait staff was excellent, very attentive. She ordered the 5-course Tasting Menu and I the Dry Aged Striploin Steak cooked med-rare. She was very impressed with most of her... 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. I am very sorry to hear that you were unimpressed with your entree. We strive of course to hit the mark every time. The kitchen appreciates guest feedback, whether it be positive or negative. Glad to hear that your wife enjoyed her meal. We want all of our guests to... More 

Auburn, Maine
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I had dinner here just before Christmas. We had a drink at the bar talking with other holiday revelers. The service was quick and professional and the drinks were great. We were taken to our table on the second floor with a great view of the first floor. The service was professional and knowledgeable of the dishes... More 

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

Thank you for your response. We look forward to seeing you again! Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

First time at 555 and we had a superb experience. The food was excellent, the presentations were beautiful and creative. The service was also fine. We are sure to return.

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

Looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you for giving us 5 stars, we truly appreciate the acknowledgment. Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We ate here on our annual holiday trip with family the weekend before Christmas. As luck would have it, we arrived in a snowstorm but the restaurant was just a short walk around the corner from our hotel. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like we were their only guests. They won't seat you early, so we were... More 

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1 Thank Mark P
seamusfinn, Manager at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Happy to hear that your experience exceeded expectations! This is what we strive for. Next time, you may try dining upstairs on the balcony, as it provides great views of both the main dining room and our open kitchen. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

Bangor, ME
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This restaurant should be on your bucket list. Food and service were excellent from the time we walked in until the time we left. Portland has many fine restaurants, and this one is one of the best in an outstanding restaurant city.

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1 Thank Soxfanfrommaine
seamusfinn, Manager at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We strive to be the best and are always happy to know that we have delivered the best possible dining experience. Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Greeted by friendly staff when we arrived. Great bar with interesting cocktails. Try their Fahrenheit 555. That'll warm you up this holiday season. We opted out of their prefix Chef's Choice. We wanted a varied selection for this birthday dinner. It was wonderful. Seating could be a little tight. They seated us upstairs next to the Christmas tree overlooking the... More 

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

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special occasion, happy to hear it was enjoyable! Let us know if there is anything we can do to assure that you leave having had a 5 star experience next time. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

Gorham, Maine
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Five Fifty Five recently before going to Magic of Christmas with my wife. We had a 5:30 reservation to allow time before the 7:00 show. I was a little concerned with parking as there was a parking ban starting that night, so I knew the garages would be full. We did find a spot around the corner on the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. The staff is always happy to hear feedback from guests. We look forward to seeing you again! Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

Hanover, New Hampshire
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174 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Although this restaurant was not our first choice for our only night out in Portland, we were not disappointed and will certainly return. Suggest you get there early and get a table by the window, though the larger room with visible kitchen could be a treat, although a little noisier. We focused on the fish - a special scallop meal... More 

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

Thank you for your response. So happy to hear that you were satisfied with your first five fifty-five dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again! Regards, Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Manager. More 

South Portland, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had never been to Five Fifty Five. We were looking for brunch this AM and discovered they served. It was so good! My husband had the "traitor eggs" (eggs benedict) which included lobster meat. I had the traditional breakfast with eggs, bacon, toast, and a piece of sausage which was to die for! We thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely... More 

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Connecticut
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

In many years of dining out, this was the first time my partner and I sent back cocktails because they were watered down to the point of unrecognizability. The waiter took them back; it appears the bartender put the old drinks in a shaker, added something (?) re-shook and returned substantially the same drinks. So we put those aside and... More 

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1 Thank Astilbe_Arendsii
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Although we are sorry you did not thoroughly enjoy yourselves, I do feel that it is necessary for me to comment on your claim that we water down our drinks. This is most certainly not the case, I can assure you. We are a respectable establishment... 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?