Fortify Kitchen and Bar

4.9
1357 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch:Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(706) 782-0050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jamie Allred
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hiawassee St. And North Main St.
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Parking details
Street and public parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1357 People Are Saying
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D
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another wonderful experience. Food was spot on. Manny was an excellent server and Carlton his usual sociable self while making sure everything was humming along. Until next time!

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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere, cocktails, staff and the list could go on and on!

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l
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Over the past few years the service has greatly improved, the food is very well prepared.

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LS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discovered this restaurant while visiting quaint north GA town of Clayton. Enjoyed lunch so much we returned for dinner. Menu is creative and sources from local farms. Loved the Gouda fritters and hard to find on any menu fried chicken livers. Carlton the bartender is outstanding!! Knowledgeable and great conversationalist. Highly recommend if you are in the area.

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OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have eaten here many times. The steak was amazing as always. The crab cakes were alright. ( wouldn’t order them again). Service was a little off tonight probably because it was the SEC championship game. We will definitely go back. It is a restaurant that rivals many downtown Atlanta restaurants.

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RN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Always consistent and a pleasure.

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SD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. We shared a large appetizer of delicious fried green tomatoes. I had fillet mignon with oysters, wife had venison, both outstanding. Only regret was no room for desert.

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CG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Sheepshead fish was outstanding, The Butternut squash soup had raves and the Strawberry Rhubarb ice cream as well. My lobster didn't fare as well and I was the only culinary trained chef in our party of four. It was under cooked and they were happy to bring another. It was slightly cooked a little more. I didn't care much for the beet risotto with the delicate lobster since it overwhelmed the dish but I enjoyed the Caesar Salad with the Balsamic glaze and the flourless choc. cake with the pecan brittle. The host at the door and the waiters were outstanding and we all enjoyed our time for a special birthday dinner. We will return.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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N
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Fortify every time we're in Clayton. It never disappoints!

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J
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always know what to expect at Fortify, great food and professional service. My husband and I went for our anniversary. Staff wished us a happy anniversary several times. We had the quail appetizer and their fish special. Everything was awesome! They offered us free dessert but we were so full, we had to decline. Fortify always makes dinner feel like a special occasion.

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RJ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most consistently good places I have veer been! The food and service are always excellent!

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CW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joey did a great job for us having a family birthday.

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JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative food. Manny, our server, was attentive and helpful explaining the menu. Overall a great experience!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, food, and environment. Love Fortify!

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SW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife made reservation for my 50th birthday
Food was amazing, also highly recommended
Fortify sour, and chocolate cake!!!

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R
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to for fall football weekends. The food is excellent as always...waitstaff is well trained and friendly. The nightly specials are always interesting and delicious! We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times and the food is always delicious and the service is always superb! We will be returning in the future!

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b
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've eaten at Fortify several times...including early in their history. It has continued to maintain a high level of service and food quality even with their success.
I must say that part of my main meal-- on Saturday-- was disappointing. The crab cakes and mashed potatoes were quite unlike a time before...and not in a good way...even as un-complicated as both can be.
My wife's lamb shank was excellent as was the Fortify salad and the special scallop appetizer that evening.
Fortify is maybe the most obvious, positive , tipping point for Clayton Georgia. The town is very much on the rise....and tipping -up--standards at other restaurants and bars in the vicinity.

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was fantastic. We never wanted for anything! Food was excellent! Local when possible and organic! Staff provided excellent recommendations and our overall experience was wonderful! We will return.

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ME
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We frequent Fortify often and the cuisine is very good. Oftentimes there are seasonal dishes on the menu. We ordered the tenderloin with oyster this time. Unfortunately, the beef wasn’t a good as usual. Otherwise everything was very tasty. Loved the gingered red beets.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Seating a bit close and noisy, but that was ok. Unique offerings and delicious. The scallops were a bit sandy but the mushrooms and sauce around them were quite tasty. I do feel that there should have been an adjustment on the bill since it was a pricey appetizer. The lobster dinner was wonderful.

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H
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Carlton and Megan made it a superb experience. The food was first rate as usual.

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SP
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fortify NEVER disappoints! The food is always inspired and outstanding, the service is attentive and professional...and the bartender knows how to make a good drink! If you haven't been there you are missing the best restaurant experience within many miles.....

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JB
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top notch.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing from beginning to end! Carlton’s magical cocktail concoctions did not disappoint. Fortify Sour my fave, my husband loves the shrubs - strawberry peppercorn to be exact. Butternut squash soup heavenly with hickory syrup, fried sage and pumpkin seed pesto. Pork cheeks oh so tasty! Trout exquisite, scallops divine. And the coffee ice cream was the perfect finish. We love Fortify!

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JH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Fortify. Foodie friend from Florida joined me and we sat at the high top table at the bar, in the window. Cisco was our waiter and the whole experience was wonderful!!

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D
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite. Having a great time each time we visit. Amazing food, local wines, and southern hospitality at its best!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. We were blown away as Atlanta Foodies that this restaurant in Clayton GA could rival any fine dining in the big city. The pimiento cheese fritters, beef tenderloins, coq au van and duck were fantastic and the portions substantial. The drinks and service were also top notch.

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a
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want amazing food and great service this is the place.

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JR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It use to be THE place to go in Clayton but it has lost its edge. Food was OK but certainly not worth the price. The lobster was tough, soup lukewarm, portions were small and the service was only average. The food actually came so quickly as if mass produced to flip tables fast. Our special evening was truly disappointing and we could have enjoyed a nearby patio restaurant for a third of the price. Plus they never served the birthday treat! Jamie and Jack need to re-regroup and step up their game if they want to keep charging such high prices. Sadly though, they have lost our business. It is just no longer worth the premium prices.

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GT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Joey was our server. He was very attentive. Keep him on your payroll.

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H
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful scallops. Very flavorful. My finance had the King cut NY strip. Excellent.
Lovely town. Worth the drive.

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DP
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Fortify! Last night we had the flounder strip appetizer. It could have easily been an entrée if paired with a salad. I had the scallop special which was fresh and delicious, while my wife had the fresh trout, which is always a hit.

Get out of your recliner and go eat at Fortify!!!!!

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DB
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We already love Fortify but tonight was one of our best experiences ever! Everything from the specialty cocktails with Farm2Cocktail shrubs to the venison soup to the tastiest ever bowl with grits, shrimp, chicken and greens.... it was all the best ever! And our server, Joey, was fantastic!

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TW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came on Friday for my husband's birthday. He advised it was one of the very best meals he'd ever had. Everything we ordered was perfectly prepared and cooked to perfection

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PA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy my experience at Fortify! Manny was our waiter, Carlton pleased with cocktails and Jack was also by the table several times!! Lovely evening. I enjoyed the duck and my sister and friend raved about the trout!

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EO
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. It took longer than normal to get food to the table.

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N
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and also a good value. Friendly knowledgeable staff.

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