Fortify Kitchen and Bar

4.9
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We have a 30 minute grace period for reservations. Please call us if you are running behind, reservations are given up, 30 minutes after reservation time. There may be a wait, but reservations are seated as a priority. 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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RO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Fortify. Amazing is the best way to describe it!! I had the special which was the venison. Sooo good!! My husband had the shrimp grits. It was the best he ever had. Thank you to the owners for providing such an outstanding restaurant in a small country town. Will always dine here when we visit Dillard GA.

JW
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Excellent food.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was pretty amazing. We ordered the baked oysters, their lamb special that came with a pretty amazing sauce, and the chocolate bombe with the chocolate coconut ice cream they make in house. I’m pretty excited to go back and try more of their menu.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our service was great, the fried green tomatoes are phenomenal!

JD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. We has an excellent time. Thanks

LM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Fortify for Valentine's Day. We were seated before our reservation time. The service and food were EXCEPTIONAL! We will definitely go back!

CB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed by this place. It is my absolute favorite for quality of food and quality of service. Their craft cocktails make my day every time. Joey took great care of us as always, we can’t wait to return!

A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We LOVE Fortify! We book a table for Valentines each year in late December or early January to ensure we have reservations. We look forward to the Valentines menu and the specials for the night. This year, well, it was not the same. The food was good but not over the top as usual. There was no Valentines themed menu and I felt rushed by our waiter. Guys, bring back the special menu!! We will be back for sure. This is not aimed to be a complaint but an observation.

R
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was pretty amazing!!! A nice dining spot for a special occasion in the North Georgia mountains. It was Valentine's Day evening, so the place was a bit crowded. I had the rack of lamb. My wife had the scallops. Both dishes were amazing. The sides were great as well. The fried green tomatoes as appetizers were excellent. The sweet potato ice cream was fabulous. The chocolate mouse cake special for the night was just OK.

MP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

CA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both really liked two of the Valentine's Day specials, lobster and flounder as advertised in email notice directly from Fortify for Feb 13-15. Also the beef, mushroom, onion, etc. soup was excellent as was the sweet potato ice cream.
Noise was low to moderate in the back room which we prefer to the tables for two in the front room opposite the bar that can be noisier and cold near the front door, at least in winter. We have been for six or seven times in two or three years for special events, living about 1.5 hours drive to the south. originally learned of Fortify from coverage on Georgia Public TV segment, raving about the filet, a favorite of one of us.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the entire experience. Arrived early for cocktails and found a new fave spot with Carlton providing the perfect transition after a gloomy day. The meal was outstanding and the entire evening played out perfectly. Will be back often.

KK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alissa {spelling} was attentive and cheerful as always.

T
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Romantic and perfect birthday dinner for a foodie. My new favorite place in Clayton!

JF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify has become our favorite place for a special occasion or for no occasion at all.
Consistently excellent food and drinks with a varying menu.

OT
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place with diverse menu. Food and cocktails are good value for an upscale restaurant. Unfortunately, like most restaurants these days, wines are overpriced.

MJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service outstanding! We always enjoy dining here - the Smoked Gouda Fritters are to die for!

LF
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes, there was a very loud, drunk and vulgar group of people in the dining room when we arrived that I think the bartenders should have done a better job of addressing re: their behavior. Everyone in the dining room was staring at them and it was not a great start to the evening. That's the only reason I couldn't give a 5 star across the board. Fortunately, they left by the time the main course arrived and everything else was lovely.

OT
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a wonderful experience at Fortify. Service and food both excellent.

JR
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and waiter-Josh -outstanding! Josh made an evening that was going downhill with a sour hostess very enjoyable.
We arrived at our reservation time of 5. Two tables of Two people were seated but dining room was empty. The hostess put us at a table closest to the kitchen with two of us facing the wall. We politely ask for a 4 seat table. The hostess said we needed to reserve a table if that is what we wanted??? We have never been informed of this previously. We have dined at Forifty many many many times.
Our waiter intervened and seated us . When we left there were still 4 seat tables available. Not sure what her issues were but she is definitely in the wrong position.

JD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent and we will visit again soon.

H
19 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cuisine and service.

WH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We like the ambience which is reminiscent of Va-Highlands in Atlanta, our former home. My wife loved the grouper special and I had my favorite lamb shank which was a generous and flavorful winner. Nice wine and beer list and good service.

GM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We’ve never had a bad meal there.

HS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy meals at Fortify, but this was our first time attending their New Year's Eve set menu. We took friends with us and it was their first experience eating there. Needless to say, it was exceptional-food and service and a steal at the price! Thanks for a memorable meal to help us ring in the new decade!!

D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem in a quant town. If you are looking for something a little upscale in an intimate setting, look no further! The meals are exquisite, the serving is 5 star and the ambience is perfect. Highly recommend!

MP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I absolutely love Fortify and it is our go to favorite dining but tonight on New Year’s Eve I was disappointed. It was just not up to the quality we have come to expect. Everyone has an off night and I guess this was their time. I will be back, it’s still my favorite.

VP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only complaint we have is that there was nothing on your website to indicate there was a special New Year's Eve menu. After arriving and learning the deal, we decided to stay and are glad we did. The menu choices were good, and everything we had was delicious. The Wild Boar Stew was especially good, and my wife enjoyed the quail dish. The prime rib and lobster were spot on, as well. I am sorry that we can't remember our server's name, because she was excellent. This was a fabulous dining experience, and we are looking forward to next New Year's Eve.

N
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here several times we live in Tallulah falls. It’s amazing to us as a family that we have such a world class chef so close to home. The food is always exceptional, fresh and obviously made with care. As a family we all agree how you can taste all the different food individually. I’ve eaten at restaurants all over the world this is one of the best by far. It’s not just the food the staff is fantastic very attentive and knowledgeable about their products. I will most definitely continue frequenting this restaurant and would recommend it to everyone.

L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome,great food & service!

JA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best food in NGA! The service and atmosphere are fabulous too! We never miss an opportunity to eat at Fortify when we are in the area! You will not be disappointed !

BK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, but incredible prices. Everything was excellent, service was great, just way overpriced for the area.

P
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke was a great server and the staff was awesome, as was the food!

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was absolutely excellent. Worth the drive from ATL.

SS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant. Attentive staff. Good food (prep and presentation).

TW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Owner and Chef Rock!

AK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing - All of our filet steaks were juicy and tender, appetizers came out quick, drinks were perfectly made, atmosphere was enjoyable with low lighting , and the server was great !!

SU
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For Christmas Eve we thought the hostess should not be wearing jeans.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve with mom. Great memories were made!

r
Atlanta
73 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always appreciate a restaurant that's 'cutting edge'/innovative/etc., and these guys work hard to find ways to please people like us. We went knowing that the fish special was Wreckfish which no matter how Jamie prepares it is always GREAT ! BUT ! Surprise the 'meat' special was Kangaroo ! As always we shared our entrée and both found Kangaroo to be okey dokey ! LOL