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Five Fifty Five

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555 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3308 (Oak Street)
+1 207-761-0555
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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Astoria, New York
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We requested to be sat upstairs and were so glad we did! The view overlooking the hustle and bustle of the kitchen was exciting. All of the things we tried were excellent! You can't go wrong with the lobster mac n cheese. It was not your average mac n cheese. Super moist, creamy, pasta cooked to perfection with generous pieces... More 

1 Thank JennandMead
Richmond, Va
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We have eaten all over the world in the best restaurants and this rates up with the best! We went with the waitress's choices and had some of their signature dishes (not to miss): lobster truffle mac & cheese, fois grois, tomato pesto salad (tomatoes are in season),.

1 Thank AWHSUM
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Be sure to ask to sit upstairs. It's fun to be able to overlook the kitchen as they plate the food. And the food and service were THE BEST!!! Can't wait for next year!

Thank PatriciaH867
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Highly rated restaurant and with good reason. Food is excellent, as is the service. Nice wine list with plenty of good choices. Among the signature dishes is scallops with a tomato-vanilla sauce. My wife thought the vanilla a bit strong, but the scallops were great. We happened in on a Thursday evening when oysters are always half-price, so that made... More 

1 Thank DonD2701
Waltham, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We very much enjoyed fine dining at 555 in Portland ME. Nice atmosphere. Creative treatment of food without being over the top. The 5-course tasting menu had many choices with appropriate-sized servings. Grilled caesar salad was great. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Really what dining out should be.

1 Thank arthursartichoke
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I wandered in off the street and ate at the bar. The soup was outstanding, but they got my order wrong after that. Bartender seemed distracted and not particularly friendly. I think if you eat in the main dining room the service might be more consistent with the quality of the food.

1 Thank Carla K
Quincy MA
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Everything was perfect. I had the best dinner I have ever eaten in many years of fine dining. We ordered the five course tasting menu where we were given choice courses, meaning that I didn’t have to surreptitiously slip fois gras or oysters onto my partner’s plate. Hints of good things to come began with an amuse bouche, a perfect... More 

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Thomaston, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

our family of 7 went there to celebrate a special occasion. we have always loved this place. steamed mussels were totally off so we sent them back. one of us had the lobster mac and cheese, barely a cupful.. and the lobster was not fresh. another had the steak, very small and tasteless. 300.00 dollars later,( mussels not taken off... More 

6 Thank ontheriver40922
seamusfinn, Owner at Five Fifty Five, responded to this review

Hello, I am so sorry you were not happy with your five fifty-five experience. We were aware that you were not happy and we did try to rectify the situation as best we could. (incidentally, we did want to make you aware that the mussels were taken off your bill...). Certainly, we would be happy to do whatever it takes... More 

Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Fabulous This was without a doubt the best meal we had on our “foodie trip” to Portland. Everything was right, the atmosphere – an old firehouse, the server – delightful, and the food – over the top great. My husband ordered hanger steak and rated it a 10. I ordered halibut. It was sweet and tender, not overly cooked or... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Quick overnight through a "foodie" town, we chose 555 for dinner. Service was outstanding, the restaurant was comfortable, clean, sophisticated. My husband chose the 7 course prefix menu, I chose 5. We thought our dinner was outstanding, however, the wine selections were not. They were just okay. If we were to do it again we would likely just order a... More 

1 Thank AndreaZ318

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?