About Fortify Kitchen and Bar
Clayton, GA 30525
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 - Saturday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fortify Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
So, after being seated right up front, near the hostess' desk, our party of 4 waited, menus in front of us with only water glasses filled, for 15 minutes and no one approached us. People scurried all around us but not one person stopped to see why we had no bread or drinks or anything but water. Others were seated around us, bread brought to them, and orders taken. We finally stopped a server as he was hurrying by and asked him to send our server over as we had been waiting quite a while. Our server finally arrived, apologized and said he did not know it was his table. That is understandable. What is not understandable is that NO ONE (even the hostess) thought to see why we were just sitting there - not eating or drinking.
Fortunately the food, when received, was superb as usual. As were the drinks.
I will be returning as I know this is not the norm at Fortify but had to vent.
Phenomenal, we went there on a Thursday evening and then wanted to go back on Saturday night - of course Saturday was fully booked. The food was innovative and fantastic. The chef makes creative combinations that are just amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.
The evening was wonderful. That was some of the best food that I have tasted. The cocktails were delicious and the bartender was very helpful. I was thankful for the gluten-free options on the menu. I can't wait to come back again. I have already recommended it to several of my friends.
I don't care where you are if you want to take a drive to Clayton make sure and save time for the food at Fortify. This is one of the best restaurants I have been to and that includes Atlanta, and many other cities.
Food and service is outstanding!!!! Don't miss it!
Also next door is their Pizza, Fantastic as well!!!!
I saw a review on Georgia Traveler and it sounded interesting. We drove over 100 miles each way so that I could treat my Valentine to one of her favorite meals, on that special day. They seated us early, before our reservation, as we arrived early from our long drive. The food and service were both excellent, in a casual yet elegant atmosphere, at a reasonable price. Our visit was very enjoyable, and my wife said it was worth the trip.
This was our first time dining at Fortify. We had always heard good things about the restaurant and decided to try it for Valentine's Day. Not disappointed. Atmosphere, drinks, food and service all outstanding. We will definitely not be a stranger there. Thank you Jack and Matt for the wonderful experience.
Our second visit, retired couple, for Valentine's specials. The food is excellent in quality, combinations, and selection, with pleasant ambiance despite almost a full house early in the evening on a Saturday. Also found berry and bourbon drink very good but don't remember the name, it was a special as I remember.
This restaurant is a great place to have an excellent meal. My wife had the Trout and said it was outstanding and delicious. I had the Grit Bowl and they did not disappoint. Nice size shrimp, andouille sausage and big strips of chicken strips. Again outstanding and delicious. This was our first time and we have already made reservations for this Friday.
The service at Fortify is always wonderful, and the waiters remember your name. The ambiance is very relaxing, and the timing of the food is perfect. You never feel rushed, but you also don't feel like you have to wolf down your food to make room for the table to be cleared.
First food and drink:the menu changes for the new year were excellent. My husband had the lamb shank and I had the filet both were perfectly prepared and delicious. My French Pear Cocktail and his bourbon got us off to a great start and the zinfandel with our entrees was just right. Austin was a great server and Jack is the quintessential restaurateur. We hope Jack and Jamie and their staff will be around forever.
We always love our experience at Fortify. The food is out of this world amazing. Truly out of this world. The drinks are a true work of art. The fusion of flavors is unreal. And to top it all off the service is top notch. From the wait staff, the bartender, the host and manager, we've never had a bad experience. Absolutely our favorite restaurant and we dine all over the country!
We found this restaurant through open table on line. It was my birthday and we wanted a special place to celebrate. We stayed at the Dilliard House and had planned on going to Waynesville NC to a very special restaurant there. When snow was forecast we decided to look for something closer. This restaurant is wonderful! It is equal to the special place we were planning to go! We had the Butternut Squash Soup, and Green Tomatoes to start. Both were great. The artisan bread and two butters they serve with the meal were fantastic! Loved the multigrain and cheese straws! Entrees were the Lamb and the Filet. Both were perfectly cooked. Sides of Buttermilk mashed potatoes and collards were perfectly cooked as well. For the desert I had the chocolate tart with the pistachio ice cream and my husband had the Mocha Cream Brûlée. Both were excellent! Prices are high but the food is excellent! A wonderful place for a very special meal. Our server, Matthew did a wonderful job serving us and helping us with questions about the menu. Manager checked on our table as well. Excellent Restaurant! We have a friend with a birthday in a couple of weeks we will certainly tell them of this place!
Fortify is one of our favorite restaurants. We were so excited to spend New Year's Eve there. Unfortunately our dinner was rushed and fast. We specifically asked our server to not bring our food until we had enjoyed our pre-dinner drinks. She promised that she wouldn't and the food showed up immediately. We barely finished one course when the other one was there. We were trying to make the dinner last so we would be up at midnight. We were done with 3 hours to spare. There wasn't even anybody behind us. Very unfortunate. Food as always was delicious and creative. Our waitress must have been new. She also was not very chatty and fun like the staff usually is. We will definitely go again. Hopefully the restaurant will address this before next time.
Between lunch and dinner, my wife and I dined here about a dozen times last year. Fortify has always had its outstanding moments, but has become more consistent over time. For lunch, the Reuben made with housemade pastrami is a real winner. For dinner, the vegetable sides, virtually always farm to table, are often creative and always delicious. The wine list is limited but well selected, both for quality and range. The service is practically always excellent. This is a gem of a restaurant that locals and tourists can always count on.
This restaurant has potential, but needs some work. The ambiance and the concept is outstanding. Not a lot of other really nice restaurants in Clayton. The packed house indicates a need for a place like this.
We were somewhat disappointed in the food. It does have a variety of menu choices. However the menu and the server's description of each one has so many ingredients and flavors it is hard to know what you will get. Keep the dishes more simple.
The front end staff - hostess, manager and the gentleman who checked on or table were excellent.
We will give it one more try because we want to have a nice restaurant there, but they must fix their menu.
As always we love coming to Fortify. My in-laws live in Clayton and its just a wonderful time being able to have a "date night" with my wife and enjoying a special place that is Fortify. Our meals were fantastic. My wife's filet she said tasted a bit more salty than she liked but when I tasted it is was like butter. I had the duck and it was absolutely delicious.
Great hidden gem with wonderful and various flavors.
As always, dining with Fortify was a fantastic experience. The fresh made bread bucket with cheese and duck fat spreads were emptied quickly. The Shrimp & Grits were the best ever. The service and personalities of the staff are always a big part of dining here. Carlton's beverage's are delightful! Another wonderful dinner at Fortify.
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