Fortify Kitchen and Bar

4.8
2066 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We have a 15 minute grace period for reservations. Please call us if you are running behind, reservations are given up 15 minutes after reservation time. Everyone must be present in order to be seated. Thank you.

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!
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4.9
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TracieT
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Fortify for years. Tonight was phenomenal! Our server Joseph made excellent suggestions from the menu for our drinks, entrees and of course the dessert! The crab cakes were the best! My husband had the short ribs and they were also wonderful! We both ordered the side of beets which were also very tasty! Fortify never disappoints. Thank you for bringing a fine quality dining experience to the mountains of North Georgia!! See you again very soon!

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Njm1216
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent, but sorry to see there were no specials.

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MountainQueen
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit the area yearly and Fortify is always on our list. The gluten free options is what brought us there the first time when they first opened but their fabulous food is why we keep coming back for more. We look forward to our next visit!

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Nwsmith
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food and service is exceptional.

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Sami
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, from the moment we walk into the door everything is flawless. A friendly greeting, immediately taken to our table. Servers do an excellent job of taking care of us and the food is the best. Rivals the food at upscale Atlanta restaurants. We make a two hour roundtrip to eat at Fortify and always think we would drive further if needed to get food and service at this quality and their prices are very reasonable.

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Roger
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quantity of food per course was not what was expected. The volume could have been increased for the primary entree, appetizer, and dessert. The price charged was too high for the food, atmosphere, and setting. Too much of a social event for attendees that wanted to socialize and hold up the serving process for others. Need a live music backgound option.

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deedman
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Fortify every NYE since it opened, and this was by far the most outstanding. Consider us luck to even snag a reservation. Servers were gracious and helpful. Every course was a triumph, especially the fish, and the the veggie tart was a true masterpiece. Folks, Jack Jamie have notched their restaurant up into the highest level of fine dining--if it wasn't already. Congratulations to them and the entire staff on a truly magnificent effort, worthy of highest honors.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, atmosphere and service. Try the warm carrot cake (with a scoop of vanilla ice cream)!

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FrederickM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place, great food and very reasonable price for the high quality of food and plate presentation.

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BruceB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

House made Gouda fritters, duck fat butter, roaster chicken, house made breads all perfect as were the scallops, tender and delouse. Man O Man!!!

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MWGR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy yet comfortable place for enjoying fine food and drink.

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SkipE
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECT......again!
Our server, Joseph was fantastic!

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Clayton. I dine with them every time I visit. Highly recommend!

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ShaneM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating here. The food is great and the service is fantastic!

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vipJoeD
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superlatively satisfying in every aspect. Consistency and Excellence are Alive and Well here!

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April
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food choices, friendly wait staff, and beautiful atmosphere. We really enjoyed our experience here and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany was great & the food fantastic. This is our first dinner there, though we have been for lunch a few times. We live in Sapphire, NC, but it's well worth the trip. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Joseph was a great waiter! Food was great, the only problem is they ran out of a food special.

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, setting and service were great - we will be back for sure!

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KathyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify is consistently very good in all aspects. Great service, delicious food and a nice setting. For this meal, we sat in the back dining room and it was perfect for our group of 4. Fortify is my go to place for delicious food and dessert in a warm environment.

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Kelseymac92990
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. We will definitely return.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food Ive had in a long time. Great atmosphere for a romantic date out.

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Jody
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great "hidden gem" in the mountains. We were deciding on restaurants to choose from within an hour drive of Carnesville, GA. After mucho discussion our group decided on Fortify. And soo glad that we did.
We had the gouda fritters and fried brussel sprout appetizers. Each of our four had a different entree and all were very good. Smoked Ribeye, Filet, Shrimp and grits, and Fish special--Monk fish. Also had home-made ice cream and the peppermint Creme Brule.
Would go back in a heart beat. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for nice restaurant to go to.

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vipCarolF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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JeanneF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This is one of the best dining experiences we have had in ages. We are from Atl and Fortify surpasses any of the trendy and pricier places we have frequented. The menu is unique and our meal was perfection. We will definitely be back!

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vipLauraM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Wonderful meal. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, we live about 20 mikes north up the mountains. We’ve eaten at their sister restaurant Fortify Pi several times and love it! so we decided to give them a try. Was such a nice change to go to a more e elegant dinning we haven’t done that in a long time. Everyone was so accommodating and friendly. Joseph our server was outstanding and very professional. Food was amazing! Will definitely be back. Glad we made reservations as their seating capacity is low due to covid. I would definitely recommend this for a special occasion or if you want a change from the everyday norm .

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ThomasH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The enter experience was absolute perfection. From the impeccable service provided by Joseph P to all of individual dinner items. Add the cocktails, wine and after dinners drinks and nothing could have made the experience more memorable.
I will be returningg to celebrate my Birthday on Jan. 3rd before they close for two weeks. I've already made the reservation.

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BradC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here several times and it has been excellent every time.

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vipJoeD
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This holiday season, due to Covid, is surely different from all others...but what has stayed the same is Fortify's consistency of cuisine, ambience and service. We are looking forward to our next "excellent encounter" with Jack, Jamie and the Team.

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AngelaD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our dishes were both creative and delicious. Cooked as requested and portion perfect. A great find in a nice mountain town.

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RhondaT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice evening. We ordered a salad, appetizer, entree and dessert. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while. We can’t wait to go back.

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CarolineW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food experience in Northeast Georgia. My favorite place to dine!

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DavisK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate here for her birthday and it did not disappoint. From the appetizer to the entree to the dessert it was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a while. We will definitely be coming back to dine again.

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RSH1
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food, great attitudes and excellent service.

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BettyKJones
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was delicious and the service impeccable.

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vipDavidP
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! My wife had halibut and it was perfectly prepared, fresh and delicious. I opted for the 'feel good' entree of fried shrimp, hush puppies and cole slaw. The shrimp were just as fresh as if I was eating at a road side restaurant off of Highway 98 in the panhandle of Florida!!!

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GaryJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, everything was great. Never have had a bad experience

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EdwinC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dining, Great Food, and Great Service.

Food is soooo good

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vipJoeD
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giving Thanks...for Fortify's Cuisine...and Courage!

All would agree that the Year 2020 - Covid, Masks, Protocols, Social Distancing - does not elicit sentiments of gratitude. On the flip side we (and I know we are joined by many others), on the cusp of Thanksgiving, are extremely thank-full for Fortify's determination to endure as an oasis of creative cuisine amidst the pandemic desert. (Long, carrying on sentence, yes...wordiness earned by Jack, Jamie and the Team.)

Our choices this interlude included a superlative sea bass and chop grilled and seasoned to pork-fection. Consistency, defined! Add in the usual dose of hospitality embodied by Jeremy, Joey, Bailey and the rest of the staff, and you end up with an experience that puts the Curse of Covid a million miles away.

As we all hit the homestretch of a forgettable 2020, we are grateful for a bright spot called Fortify. May all that Fortify has done to meet and overcome this year's challenges be rewarded with a more stable 2021. Fingers, forks and knives crossed!

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Fortify Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2066 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.