Five Fifty-Five

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Chef Matt Ginn of Five Fifty-Five - Portland, ME

555 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 761-0555
www.fivefifty-five.com
Hours: Mon-Sun: 4:30pm-close; Sun Brunch: 9:30-2pm

The dishes at this two-story restaurant are New England classics done right. Chef de Cuisine Matt Ginn sears local hake, placing it beside perfectly poached lobster claws and fresh corn for a twist on a traditional lobster boil, complete with lobster foam and summer squash blossoms. Starting his cooking career in high school as a summer job, Ginn chose to skip culinary school for experience in kitchens like L’Espallier and to learn under the tutelage of talented chefs like Jackes Hackney and Steve Corry, the owner and executive chef of Five Fifty-Five. The ground floor dining room and bar gives way to balcony dining above. Five Fifty-Five is classy and casual.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Basil Crusted Poached Halibut, Heirloom Tomatoes, Tomato Broth, and Basil Oil
  • Lamb Rack with Charred Eggplant, Spicy Lamb Sausage, Agnolotti, Spinach Purée, and Parmesan

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