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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!
Clayton, GA 30525
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fortify Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Fortify is by far the very best restaurant in the entire state of Georgia!! And if you think that is just hyperbole I challenge you to find something better! This place has it all covered!! First off the food is amazing!!! The bartender Carlton is a true professional something that is missing from most establishments. His service as well as the entire staff will impress even the toughest critic!! The atmosphere is really nice very comfortable. Make reservations or you won’t get a seat. You can walk in and sit at the bar which I would highly recommend if you can get a seat but that’s like getting a seat on the 50 yard line at the Super Bowl!! Get the filet mignon you’ve never ever tasted anything better anywhere I promise you!!
Our favorite restaurant! Service is excellent and friendly and the food is unique and delicious! The appetizers are wonderful....Their selection of vegetable sides is always unique and their sauces, homemade butters, and homemade pistachio ice-cream are out of this world!!! A little loud at times but well worth a visit for any and all occasions! The servers are well trained, know the menu and are very friendly and helpful. Ask them anything about any item on the menu and they can tell you all about it. Absolutely the best filet I have ever had! If you are ever near Clayton, GA, Fortify should be on your TO-DO list!!!
Once again, Jamie hit's the entrée out of the park with the grilled grouper. So fresh that I thought the fishing boat was anchored outside the back door! Who needs to drive 8 hours to the Gulf for a delicious seafood meal, when we can enjoy the same flavors while sitting in the North Georgia Mountains!
We also enjoyed a delicious appetizer of grilled oysters, with parmesan cheese. They too were fresh and delicious.
Bravo Jamie, Jack and Carlton!
There were four of us on a very rainy Saturday night. The restaurant was crowded as it almost always is. The server was Cisco who was very personable, prompt, and willing to offer opinions on the menu. We each got a different menu item for entrees and every item was wonderful. For the appetizers we had the fried oysters and since no one ordered what I consider their signature dish, the Grit Bowl, we ordered that for an additional app. My friend considers himself a "Foodie" and was over the moon about the food and the fact that Jamie the chef came to our table to meet him and posed for a photo. I can't recommend this place enough. I love it!
Went while in area based on number one in Trip Advisor - ok but not great. Food was good but a looooong wait for it. Sort of loud. All had fried green tomatoes for shared appetizer and were very good. I had trout - I'm s fried guy and this is a more "fancy" type place. But if in area of Clayton probably is top place but not cheap!
We visited Fortify when it first opened and really enjoyed it- the food and the ambiance.
This visit was just ok if that. Everything we ordered seemed to be an attempt to add just one more thing to go over the top. The fried green tomato appetizer was good but heavy for an appetizer. The scallops had too much going on. My husbands trout was the best but the pesto was too much. The green beans side appeared to be canned green beans and cooked too long. We did not have dessert.
Clayton needs a nice restaurant like Fortify but overall we did not have as good an experience as we had had previously.
Fortify is an unexpected gem in north Georgia. Almost don’t want to write a good review because it’s already getting hard to get in there. We had to go at 5:30 to get a table on Saturday night. But it was well worth it. There are some unusual but creative dishes with local ingredients. Caters especially to the mountain and mountain lakes second home crowd who demand quality creative cuisine.
My wife who studied Indian cooking for 25 years, is also certified in Thai cooking and was the first Japanese woman to work in an Italian restaurant in Japan said your's was the best lamb and other sides and Especially salads she ever had. Perhaps some accustical material on the ceilings and walls would help soften the stronger verbal reverb and a larger salad plate for the pecan salad might be better plated and avoid a food avalanche. Overall the help and services were very attentive and perfectly timed with their removal, cooking and delivery. One of our favorite restaurants ever.
The food was absolutely UHmazing! Fresh ingredients, cooked to beyond perfection. Exceptional service from our server, Jeremy. Wonderful wine to compliment our meal. Need I say more?! As first time guests, our experience left us committed to returning... frequently! Definitely a favorite!
Fortify never disappoints!! We have been to Fortify at least a dozen times and it never gets old. We had three of the specials for the night.. An appletini with a salted caramel rim, grilled octopus and pecan crusted Rock fish. All three were brilliant and very tasty. We love the fact that they create specials every week. The fall menu is amazing! My hubby ordered the venison and it was fantastic. Chef Jamie is very talented. Oh, and order the Chocolate Tarte. You're welcome!
Fortify never fails to please my taste buds! Jamie always offers a variety of new and inventive cuisine. Jeremy, our server, is so very efficient and funny! They did forget my dining companion's birthday but that is understandable. Can't wait to try their Farmers' Dinner next week! Hope they have them again next year! Clayton certainly offers a plethora of outstanding dining as well as upscale shops.
The food was excellent, very unique and portioned just right. The atmosphere was wonderful. The drinks were perfect. All in all a wonderful place and would definitely go back when in the area again. The only reason I gave the service 4 stars was because at the end of the meal, our waiter became scarce. I'm sure it was because they became busy but the service up to that point was very attentive.
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