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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fortify Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
The food is excellent but the price of ...
The food is excellent but the price of the food is excessive..I don't go often due to the prices unfortunately.
One thing I would change is..don't put blue cheese in the mash potatoes.
And don't mix squash casserole with all the other foods..I like to taste the foods separately.
The steak was perfectly cooked..and in the past I had the pork chop..it was also very excellent..
We find this place to be delightful . A ...
We find this place to be delightful . A very warm and friendly atmosphere. The food especially the filet mignon is SUPERB! It is an unexpected treasure in North Georgia that offers fine dining on a par with the Buckhead restaurants.
We waited 40 minutes after our reservati ...
We waited 40 minutes after our reservation to be seated. They did offer us each a free glass of wine which eased the pain. After we were seated, we enjoyed our appetizers. Then we waited quite some time for the main course. Shortly after they arrived, there was a medical "event" at an adjoining table which required paramedics. Of course, this is unavoidable but the issue is how it is handled. I had to move from my chair around to the banquette and watched as all of this unfolded, half hour or more. No offer was made to move us to another table, no offer was made to take up our meals and replace them when it was all over, no offer was made to re-heat them , but we both thought the food was great prior to all of this. When I pointed this out, the manager became quite unpleasant and implied that I was being insensitive to his situation. In the end, they insisted on "comping" our meal which I did not request. It's very unfortunate that we had this experience. Otherwise, I'd likely be giving another of those glowing reviews.
Keep up the great job. Well trained sta ...
Keep up the great job. Well trained staff both friendly and knowledgeable. It is so nice to come to Fortify. The menu is always interesting and the food presentations are excellent. As for the flavors of the food they are wonderful and the cooking is always consistent, not an easy thing to do. Thanks for another terrific dining experience.
Was recommended by a friend and was pret ...
Was recommended by a friend and was pretty disappointed in where we were seated. We made reservations 2 weeks in advance online and were stuck in a corner looking at a wall. Worse seat in the house I feel like. Do not think we would go again. Was not very impressed with food. Would take some talking in to to try again. Pretty noisy restraunt.
The restaurant was recommended for our v ...
The restaurant was recommended for our vacation time in Sky Valley. It was a great find and date night for my husband and I. The small candle light on the table was a fitting touch to the romantic setting. The waitress was well informed and attentive.
We'll be back.
We drove about an hour to Fortify to cel ...
We drove about an hour to Fortify to celebrate our anniversary. We had eaten there before and knew we could expect a great dining experience. The food was delicious and creative. The ingredients were fresh and local. Our server was a delightful young man who took good care of us, too. We will definitely be back! We loved it so much that we went the next night to their sister restaurant next door - Fortify Pi!
I used to love coming here but this last ...
I used to love coming here but this last experience was awful. The entree was a fish special but was fishy and rolled in cornmeal. My husband's grits entree was too saucy, mushy, too much sausage not enough shrimp.
Service was really slow. And it ain't cheap to have such inferior food. The vegetables served with my fish were tasteless and mushy.
Our favorite place to celebrate, in this ...
Our favorite place to celebrate, in this case a delayed birthday celebration for me. The chef is genius . The food is creative including the farm to table selections. My husband had filet mignon and I had the scallops. I started with a kale salad that showcased the wonderful peaches and mushrooms. We shared what I would call a creative deconstructed peach cobbler adding homemade vanilla bean ice cream to finish off a wonderful meal.
Farm to Table selections were beyond gr ...
Farm to Table selections were beyond great ! The fried squash and cassolette were our choices then the pompano fish dinner special was as always also outstanding. Being a meat guy it's hard to believe that I order the seafood 'special' at least 90% of the time. But am always glad I did. Oh Yeah and the 'special Blackberry' cocktail was a winner as far as both of us were concerned.
We went there for our anniversary and we ...
We went there for our anniversary and were not disappointed. The atmosphere, food, and service were all top notch. From the beginning, we were pleased as we walked into a very cool setting. We loved the atmosphere. We were greeted by a very energetic waitress who made suggestions since it was our first time there, and then offered to remove from our bill if not satisfied. There was no need! The food was spot on and superb. From appetizers to main course to dessert, we could not have been happier! We cannot wait to go back! My wife stated it was "the best Filet she has ever eaten"!
As usual, we had a terrific experience a ...
As usual, we had a terrific experience at Fortify! The scallop appetizer was outstanding and both of our fish entrees were cooked expertly. The service was casual and friendly despite another busy night. Fortify is as good as many Atlanta restaurants costing 25% more! Well done!
This is a great dinner spot in Clayton, ...
This is a great dinner spot in Clayton, GA. I've been 3 times and always had a good experience. The table is always ready when the reservation is made. The staff is friendly and helpful. This past weekend we started off with the Gouda Fritters (a must try), for my entree I had the Sea Bass special. I was blown away by the quality of the fish and presentation. Make sure you save room for desert, you won't want to miss the chocolate tart. On a side note we had the wife of the chef/owner as our waitress who was very nice and welcoming. I think this place is so consistent because the owners do such a good job running the place. Kudos to these owners!
Absolutely a fabulous meal. Hillary, ou ...
Absolutely a fabulous meal. Hillary, our server, was excellent and the Filet Mignon with the bacon-onion marmalade was one of the best dinners I have had in years. Everything from appetizers to desserts was delicious. You will not go wrong dining at Fortify. I just wish they were closer to my home, but then I would be there at least weekly.
our family, 4 adults, 1 two years old ch ...
our family, 4 adults, 1 two years old child and 1 baby, were treated royally! the duck butter was a hit with all of us. the shrimp and grits were as creamy and delicious as any you could eat in charleston, s.carolina! the striped bass from massachusetts was extra special!! can't wait to return.....
Top Shelf Farm to Table Dining away from ...
Top Shelf Farm to Table Dining away from the big city. Culinary artisans transform country staples into fantastic dishes. A welcome change from the usual fare in most restaurants. Prices are a little above average and well worth it.
Immediate attention to be seated. Normal ...
Immediate attention to be seated. Normally not a bread person... But their table selections are too good to pass. Food is extrem tasty... Would be for a special occasion ! Drinks a little pricey! But good. Be aware of 8.00 split charge for sharing a plate with child. Is worth going ... Will have dinner again
My date had never been there before, but ...
My date had never been there before, but I had. We were both impressed with the quality of food and the service. Everything was delicious. The only bad thing was for dessert, my date got home made vanilla ice creams and I had strawberry ice cream. We both loved his, but mine almost had a cotton candy kind of taste to it. We had the special for dinner, grouper, and it was cooked to perfection.
Anniversary dinner with friends. Overal ...
Anniversary dinner with friends. Overall excellent experience and I highly recommend. Somewhat expensive but the food was superb. Four different meals and all were exceptional in taste and presentation. Dining here is an unforgettable pleasure. We'll most certainly return often.
My sister HAD to personally compliment c ...
My sister HAD to personally compliment chef Jaime All red. She was visiting from Chicago and she is an excellent home cook.
Thank heavens we finally have a wonderful restaurant in Clayton.
Our cocktails were excellent. Our server ... total professional.
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