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“Great dinner!”
Review of Five Fifty Five

Five Fifty Five
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Ranked #22 of 622 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oak Street
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.
New Rochelle, New York
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great dinner!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu. Service was friendly and efficient. Out waiter explained everything and answered all our questions. A 10 pm reservation insured that the dining room was quiet and there was not a lot of hustle and bustle.
Good relaxed atmosphere for some very good food.
This as our third time at 555. It is one of the best restaurants in Portland.

  • Visited May 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Excellent service and innovative tasty food”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We came here on recommendation of our hotel concierge and were not disappointed. The service was excellent and attentive and the five course tasting menu with wine was very good. The lemon butter with the bread was so good it's worth a mention. The only slight quibble is that if you are on the second floor above the kitchen, the fumes can go for your eyes but apart from that it was an excellent meal.

  • Visited May 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“good food but. ...”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Our first time here and we will not be back. The food was very good, but the choices very limited.
The main problem was that it was SO noisy. It has a 2 storey open dining room with no acoustic baffling. We were with friends and could not hear each other or the waitress. It didn't help that there was another group there who were literally shouting at each other throughout the meal.

Visited April 2014
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Chelmsford, MA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding! Creative, comfortable and delicious”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We went to Five Fifty Five based on separate recommendations from two Portland locals. I had the 7 course chef's tasting menu, and my wife chose her own 5 course menu. The quality, freshness and creativity of the meal was up there with the finest restaurants I've ever eaten at, most of which cost far more. Our server was friendly and attentive, and the whole restaurant had a great casual elegance as well. I would very happily eat there again.

Visited April 2014
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Sullivan, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Third Visit Will Mean a Fourth”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Five Fifty-Five (or 555) is a little bit different, a little bit edgy, and really worth a visit if you are in downtown Portland.

On this visit, I enjoyed a fabulous pork tenderloin/pork belly dinner preceded by a perfectly delicious celery root soup.

Terrific wine selection, including some new 555-labeled wines, and delicious desserts of you have room.

I'll be back.

Visited April 2014
Thank royatkinson
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