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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!

69 N.Main St.
Clayton, GA 30525
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Hiawassee St. And North Main St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(706) 782-0050

Website:
http://www.fortifyclayton.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Street and public parking

Executive Chef:
Jamie Allred

Additional:
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

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (56)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Local Ingredients (49)
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Fit for Foodies (49)
Worth the Drive (48)
Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (44)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Romantic (27)
Casual (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Bar Seating (25)
Authentic (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Cozy (17)
Fun (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Seasonal (14)
Healthy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Organic (10)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great Beer (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We made reservations; however, we waited over 45 minutes to be seated so we ended up eating at the bar. Other than that, we had a very good experience: Staff is friendly and professional and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food. Service was a little slow . Very nice dinner for my wife's birthday. Will make a return trip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

All of our entrees were delicious to look at though I couldn't taste them all due to allergies.
Our server, Jeremy was attentive and fun, too. The lamb chops I had with the brussel sprouts were perfectly prepared and my dessert was bested by the cheesecake to my right;-)!!
Thanks to the chefs!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love this restaurant, food and service us great. but a little disappointed that it charges an $8.00 sharing charge, there is nothing on the menu that mentions it, and my bill was almost $400.00 not sure why necessary to put this charge on a bill.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always wonderful delicious dinner. Consistent quality Service and food even on New Year’s Eve! Chef Specials are always tasty and variety of flavors. Good wine selection. A local gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have eaten here a lot but the New Year’s Eve set menu was the best meal we have had here.
Reasonable price for lobster and filet entree with 3-4 appetizers and 3 dessert choices. Service always good, friendly, accommodating. The sauces were unusually good and seemed lighter than usual, which enhanced the flavors.
My wife had lamb 2 wYs appetizer and it was a lot of food and exceptionally good. I had a duck breast salad that was excellent. I don’t eat beef so in place of the filet I got 4 wonderful scallops.
My wife had a wonderful chocolate dessert and I had a macaroon Napoleon dessert, which was crispier than I’m used to and really outstanding.
We talked about this meal the next day too it was so good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nothing better than Farm to Table perfection, and Fortify nails it every time!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent meal again. The service and food never disappoints.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Incredible night. Outstanding food and drinks. Finally a great Clayton restaurant.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We both had the Louisiana Swordfish that was the best swordfish we have ever eaten. Our cocktails and wine were just right. Service is always excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This place never disappoints! Only wish it had a bigger bar so that when we finished our meal, we could have had a place to finish visiting with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had our small company Christmas dinner here, and it was a great success! Everyone loved their food and felt pampered by our server. We sat in the upstairs room, which made for a quieter evening than in the main dining area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I thank Fortify for opening it's doors on Christmas Eve, this year a Sunday which, is a day restaurant is normally closed.
My decision for a lower rating was a server brought out entrée when I was only 1/2 way through finishing my appertizer.
He just stood there with entrée in hand waiting for me to make room or give up my most enjoyable appertizer.
After some time past I said, "what would you have me do" ?
With no reply he placed entrée on edge of table and hustled away.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were seated right away with our made ahead reservations. The food was delicious, as usual, and the service was prompt and servers knowledgeable. We love to hear about the daily specials and usually get one. The grouper special that night was very good! Shared a creme burlee for dessert and it was also very good! Great place for special occasions, or a nice lunch.
Truly farm to table fresh, local ingredients. Chef Jamie and his staff have never let us down!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As usual, Fortify did not disappoint. I am just so happy to have this gem in our little mountain town. I ordered the Red Grouper special while others in my party ordered the pork tenderloin, the scallops, and the chicken entrees. All were perfectly executed. We are all restaurant people and we were all thoroughly impressed, which is often hard to do. Service was spot on, our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive, but not overly so. Every detail is well thought out, from Carlton's cocktails to the house-made bread and butter, to the menu. If you are in the area, this is a must-stop! The atmosphere is casual and the value is great but if you are looking for something even more casual, their pizza counterpart (Fortify Pi) is delicious as well. Thank you Fortify for a memorable evening and a delicious kickoff to the holidays!

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food has been excellent ever time we have visited. Best restaurant in this area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food, drinks, service and ambiance. Love having this option for fine dining in our small little town.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very nice meal! The Brussel sprouts were amazing. The service was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

we've eaten there twice. both times the food has been imaginative and superb. service is attentive and unobtrusive. I had grouper with a pumpkin seed crust on butternut squash risotto with apple brown butter sauce than had me scouring the plate with leftover bread to make sure nothing was left behind. even vanilla ice cream for dessert is not "plain vanilla" -- it all just tasted better and better. yes, your credit card will get a workout, but this is no ordinary food and no fast food burger joint. in Clayton!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

WE dine here OFTEN and the question remains,,,,,,, which is better ? The food or the service ?!
Oh yeah,, and the 'MANAGEMENT' s/b included as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent again! Always fresh and seasonal. The special Red Grouper with risotto and braised brussel sprouts

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fun times and wonderful food as always! ❤️ Fortify Kitchen and Bar.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Been to Fortify many times. Great food and highly skilled bartenders are the norm.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We have followed this chef in three venues. He is very creative and his menu is always varied with something for everyone. The only problem that we had was the 20 degree winds blowing into the restaurant. Wish they had a buffer zone to keep patrons warmer. The food and service were superb!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The sea bass was not cooked even to moderately rare. Really ugly and bulging looking on the plate. Not appetizing in appearance. The service was excellent.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

When I knew our cousins from Texas, originally Georgia, would visit us, Fortify came to mind for a special night out. We all were pleased and enjoyed the great specials as well as the menu item that is irresistible, Gouda Pimento Cheese Fritters. There is so much talent coming forth from Jamie Alred's kitchen and I am looking forward to meeting a friend next week for lunch.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant employing our favorite people!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always enjoy Fortify! Great service and food!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner again at Fortify. The service and food is consistently exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very good. I had the shrimp and grits. My wife had the filet. Both prepared perfectly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary with dinner at Fortify - always a wonderful culinary experience, with friendly staff....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fortify is our favorite restaurant in Clayton. We are from Highlands, where we have excellent restaurants. Fortify absolutely equals the best of Highlands! Gouda fritters are a must...so delicious!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My husband and I were on a date a few hours away from Atlanta, and I'm so glad I found this place! At first we were doing to eat at a fancy farmhouse, but they were booked, then the other 'fine dining' restaurant listed under Trip Advisor never even returned our message. So we read the incredible reviews for Fortify, and had to try it.
You walk into an incredible room full of energy, music, laughter and great decor. Then...they tried to seat us in the back room, which to get to you must walk through the restaurant and past the bathrooms and the kitchen. It was dull and quiet back there. No ambiance. We quickly told the seater we would be willing to wait for a table up front, even if we had to grab a drink somewhere else first while waiting. He moved us to a cozy table by a comfortable padded bench seat in the front, and then it was great. Definitely request a table IN THE FRONT ROOM if you make a reservation.
For some reason, even though I'm a huge meat eater, the fresh veggies of the day sounded so tempting. I asked the server if I could create a veggie plate, and she told me that even though it wasn't on the menu, they had one. It came out with rice underneath, delicious quinoa and black bean cakes, hot broccoli, mushrooms and yellow squash -- plus you get to add another one of their fresh veggies of the day! It was excellent. The creamy basil pesto that came on the side was the perfect touch.
Great wine list too. A must try if you are in town. I'm going back one day to order the grilled Caesar salad!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our second time dining here - outstanding food and service

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I have eaten at Fortify several times and enjoyed it very much but my husband had never been. Instead of driving to Highlands we decided to stay local to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. My husband loved it! We will return, maybe for a lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great for date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful Trout! Husband had Trigger Fish and Friend had the Filet Mignon. It was all superb!!! Best cocktails ever and they have excellent bourbon choices!! Also, love the farm to table fresh veggie choices!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great meal. Jamie is so creative with his fare. I had the grilled oysters with parmesan cheese for an appetizer. The fish was a pan fried Trigger fish, which I had never eaten before. It was a white, mild, delicious fish.

Looking forward to seeing what's up Jamie's sleeve this weekend!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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