About Fortify Kitchen and Bar
At Fortify Kitchen & Bar, expect great food, delicious cocktails and impeccable service in a comfortable environment. We will always support sustainability in our area by using produce sourced from local small farms and growers, all natural, hormone-antibiotic free meats and proteins, and sustainable seafood sources and give back to the great community we call home!
Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
Hiawassee St. And North Main St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Fortify is committed to bringing sustainable and locally sourced items to your special gathering! We are available for catering any event needs you may have either in the restaurant or off site. Please call the restaurant for more information and to schedule a meeting.
Street and public parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fortify Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Great farm to table food with a lot of l ...
Great farm to table food with a lot of local produce incorporated into the menu. Portions are plentiful so plan ahead if you want to include their wonderful desserts. The craft cocktails before dinner are excellent so plan to enjoy one while deciding on your main course. Everyone one was welcoming and ensured our experience was excellent!
Great place. Food and service were spot ...
Great place. Food and service were spot on. Were there 2 years ago and was excellent then too. Only negative is that in some cases the tables are a little close together. I don't like hearing my neighbor's conversations.
Food was excellent as usual but our wait ...
Food was excellent as usual but our waitress didn't seem to have any other tables in the back room and we were kind of forgotten. Had to wait to order, no dessert offered, waited about 10 minutes after finishing dinner and had to ask another waitress to send our waitress with the bill and a to go box. She was very nice but....
This is an excellent restaurant. Everyth ...
This is an excellent restaurant. Everything about it reeks of excellence. We started at the bar and had serval cocktails provided by excellent bar tenders. Were seated on time for our reservation and had excellent wait staff and the food was superb!
I had read about Fortify and as we were ...
I had read about Fortify and as we were spending the weekend at Lake Burton, it was an important part of our itinerary. We were not disappointed and our expectations were more than met. Great menu choices - I had the daily special halibut. Plus my pear martini hit the spot. Service was friendly and professional. It was worth the 40 minutes of winding roads back to our weekend house. Will definitely return.
Every part of the meal was delicious and ...
Every part of the meal was delicious and uniquely flavored. The decor is rustic modern. I had the trout and beets which was perfectly seasoned and served. The blond brownie Apple cheesecake was wonderful. Overall a great meal. Absolutely will be back.
Second time here and as amazing as the f ...
Second time here and as amazing as the first time. The chef does wonderful things with the ingredients he chooses to work with.
The puréed squash and onion side dish had fabulous flavor and complemented both my "Halibut special" ( Asiago roasted with pistachio tapenade) and my dates "Grit bowl" (shrimp, chicken and andouille in an etoufee sauce), which we thoroughly enjoyed. Both the soups that evening were delicious. Mine having almost too much flavor going on, if that's possible.
Austin, our server, and Carlton, the bartender, gave us incomparable service and we're both outstanding personalities.
This is the place to go in Clayton and we will return whenever we are in the area.
The food is always excellent at Fortify. ...
The food is always excellent at Fortify. The staff is very knowledgeable, and the service is good. The bartender is exceptionally personable, and the drinks well-made. I usually order one of the specials, and am never disappointed.
I was there on sunday October 9th around ...
I was there on sunday October 9th around 8pm. I noticed no one had their food, and the 2couples sitting on either side of us were very unhappy and complaining. When we received our gouda fritters, they were still frozen in the middle. The waiter took them back to fix this problem, and when they came back out the 2nd time, they were still cold. But 3rd time was a charm, and they were absolutely delicious. He had the trout, rice was cold, I had the special grouper, and it was delicious. Everything was worth the wait, only thing I would have to complain about is service. We barely saw our waitress, and everyone else helped us. Overall still great food and beverage. Will return, just seems like everyone was having a hard time and rushing sunday night.
Great food! Great service! Attentive wai ...
Great food! Great service! Attentive waiter, but not overly so. Fortify has a varied and creative menu. It was hard to choose! Everything was obviously prepared with thought and care. My favorites were the squash at dinner and the homemade pistachio ice cream for dessert. Hope we get a chance to visit again.
This was our second visit separated by a ...
This was our second visit separated by a few years. Much better this go round.
As a frequent eater in this part of the country, it is hard to get the combination of good service, well done food and friendly folks. So while I thought all the individual components were very good, the combination makes it outstanding and distinctive.
After eating the night before at a neighboring restaurant that, while not as high end, aspires to be, and that experience definitely influenced my rating for Fortify. It had mediocre service, food and while the overall experience was passable, it was not a place we will patronize with regularity.
Instead, Fortify, while more expensive, will be back on our "regulars" list.
Food was delicious, service was friendly ...
Food was delicious, service was friendly and attentive. We went to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. It's big city dining in a quaint small town. We've been visiting North Georgia Mountains for a while and looking forward to coming here again.
This was one of the best food experience ...
This was one of the best food experiences I have ever had. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. I have already recommended Fortify to several people since our visit this past weekend.
The food was excellent - the only proble ...
The food was excellent - the only problem being it was a very special birthday (I had put that on my request) and I didn't even get a "Happy Birthday." Don't know exactly what I expected or anticipated but it was a disappointment that there was no mention.
Fortify is a first class operation and a ...
Fortify is a first class operation and accomplishes the "farm to table" concept completely. Wonderful chef, professional bartenders and servers, wonderful food and ambiance. Fortify rivals anything in Atlanta. Don't miss it when in Clayton.
Excellent food and outstanding service. ...
Excellent food and outstanding service. A memorable dining experience.
Over the past 50 years, I have traveled and eaten at many restaurants throughout the USA, Latin America and Europe. Fortify rates as one of my top ten favorites.
A friend recommended and raved about this place..... I owe him one.
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