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
We found this restaurant through open ta ...
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 restauran ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 fan ...
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.
Always great food and service. Consiste ...
Always great food and service. Consistent good food and service. Nice wine selection. Even on xmas eve dinner was delicious without wait. Recommend chestnut soup superb. Gouda fritters. Specials are always delight. Homemade cream.
We love this restaurant! Have been com ...
We love this restaurant! Have been coming since it opened and we travel about 30 miles to get there. Staff is great - owner is usually on site and recognizes his regulars. Food is fantastic and special requests are honored.
The Grapefruit blush cocktails is the be ...
The Grapefruit blush cocktails is the best cocktail I have ever had. It was not in the list but asked the server if they could make it, it is so refreshing. Appetizers of Oyster Rockefeller and Fried Oysters were both excellent. Kale Ceaser also great. From out entrees they thought of the dish was excellent. I had scallops with roots vegetables and butternut squash puree, my husband had Red grouper, which was cooked to perfection, will collards, and a grit cake. My entrée was very salty and I could only eat the scallops, the same for my husband, the fish was great but other items on the plate were very salty. We will be back just hope the chef can ease up on the salt a little bit.
We are here for our anniversary and have ...
We are here for our anniversary and have been coming up to Clayton for the past 20 years, and have never imagined to find food this good here. This place is for the foodie who appreciates well thought out and prepared unique dishes that excite. No pomp and circumstance here, just great atmosphere with food at the center of the experience. The only improvement I'd make is to have more comfortable chairs.
Excellent dining experience that exceede ...
Excellent dining experience that exceeded expectations. Nice bar selections and amazing food and service.
Nice casual dining with varied menu that would suit most anyone
Had the special Elk rack chop that was outstanding; can't wait to go back to try some other menu items as well.
Dinner was delicious...great combination ...
Dinner was delicious...great combination of fresh local fish and vegetables with beautiful presentation. Our waiter was excellent...all staff very attentive. Cisco also stopped by the table to check on our needs. Lovely atmosphere...very friendly. Menu was so creative and tempting!
I was an out of town guest visiting Clay ...
I was an out of town guest visiting Clayton friends and we wanted to try a new dining place. It was a delightful surprise! The food was divine and service was incredible! Our server, Austin, was extremely attentive, warm, and gracious. My friend, the "birthday girl", said it was one of the best meals she has ever had. I would highly recommend Fortify and plan on returning next visit.
Hard chairs (no cushion) , terrible bar ...
Hard chairs (no cushion) , terrible bar stools, no privacy, very loud, seated one foot from the next table. Lamb tasted like pot roast. Way over cooked. Had requested quite corner with a very early reservation (meaning I made the resv. several days in advance). Didn't happen.
Third year in a row of celebrating Thank ...
Third year in a row of celebrating Thanksgiving with a sumptuous meal at FORTIFY. Am thankful for Chef Jamie Allred and Jack Nolan's on-going commitment to excellence. They've set a high bar in the community's increasingly well known field-to-table culture.
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