Fortify Kitchen and Bar

4.8
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1853 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had good food and good service. I wish the tables would have been farther apart for social distancing. One young man who was serving us would take down his masks to speak to us which kind of defeats the purpose.

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Bernie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was very good but we were rushed through our dinner. I understand that it was on a holiday weekend but we didn't have a chance to order wine to accompany our dinner. We ordered drinks and an appetizer and the appetizer hit the table in 20 seconds! Drinks, not so much. We weren't finished with the appetizer and salads were delivered. The same happened with our main course. Rush...rush...rush.

This was a 40th wedding anniversary celebration and I made the restaurant aware of that when making the reservation. Not a mention of that by anyone on the staff. One more thing: I sent a message to the restaurant telling them about of this later that evening. I have yet to hear from that. Something to consider.

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viprobin
Atlanta
76 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we saw that Jamie was making his 'famous' (at least to anyone that's has them) ribs, and that they were also serving Halibut as the fish special, we knew we would make a reservation ASAP.
Can an average size 70 year old man and his small wife of 50 years actually eat a the fried green tomato appetizer, a full rack of ribs, the Halibut, and ice cream, along with wine ?
Wouldn't even think of it if it wasn't outstanding ! Thanks to social distancing not many people had to watch.

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GraysonL
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, it was a really good meal. The hush puppies on my seafood platter could be improved (smaller size, more onion and spices). The shrimp were great. I was surprised that no combination of shrimp and oysters and crab cake was offered on a “Seafood Platter”. I was pleased that we were seated in the back room, where social distancing was more evident than up front, since we are both over 70. I hope this can be used as a constructive review as it was not a bad experience for us. We will eat here again.

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vipGarryowen
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superlative cuisine, preparation and service. Overall enjoyable event.

Restaurant manager did stop by to inquire as to our satisfaction with the evening.

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lovetotravel
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Everyone was so nice and hospitable. Four of us sampled much of the menu; everything was excellent!

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VirginiaJ
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify always delivers we make reservations 2 weeks before coming to make sure we’re able to enjoy their fabulous food and service is always excellent

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vipjennylou
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food and the service. Everything was absolutely outstanding!

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vipExcellent
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back at Fortify. Felt normal even in these times. Highly recommend it

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vipPeterO
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little nervous because they had just reopened but it was every bit as good as before. Easily the best place to eat n the area.

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HalS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with excellent specials. The wine menu while limited has excellent choices. Best restaurant in Clayton.

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vipTameraW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had excellent meals and service every time we've been to Fortify. It's our favorite and we have to drive an hour and 30 minutes each way just to dine there.

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StacyM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify was a lovely dining experience. Food was delicious and beautiful. Service was on point. Thanks for a great evening.

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Renee
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this space is top shelf. Andrew took care of us ~ staff is always friendly, food always above par, atmosphere is totally welcoming . . . . A favorite spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless reservation and seating. Enjoyed the Red Snapper special with an Asian flare, really tasty. My date had the trout, a stake and really good too. Thanks all!!

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viprobin
Atlanta
77 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit of Asian flavor with the evenings special fish dish at Fortify ?????
OUTSTANDING !!!!!

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LeighR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was absolutely delicious. The drinks and service were impeccable. The only reason we don’t give 5 stars is because we were stuck in the back even though we had reservations in a room that must normally be a banquet room. No windows, no ambience.

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CandaceY
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary on June 25th! We had the pleasure of dining at Fortify two weeks prior for our daughters wedding. We live in Blue Ridge, Ga and wish this type of awesome food with exceptional service was available where we live.
Driving up once a month to enjoy this experience is now on our calendar!
Cheers to you!
Erick & Candace Youngberg

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FaithF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing meal! The first meal that I have eaten out since the Covid outbreak. The service was excellent and our meal was just delightful. I had been told Fortify was the best restaurant and I raise my hand to second that motion . Great job everyone!

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DannyBoy
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being new to the small town of Clayton we were both amazed at the high quality of food, drinks and service. Would highly recommend.

MK
MikeK3483
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. Excellent food and service!!

CW
ConnieW
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we have ever had! So good to be able to dine in! Love the new items on the menu!

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Photobug46
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since it opened. I lost my husband in December and now when my children visit from New England and South Carolina and New York, this is my go to place!! They love it. You two are doing a spectacular job.. AAAAA+

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service. I’ve never had anything I don’t like here. Always makes for a great date night out! It’s our favorite place in the area.

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RichardQ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack, Sorry we missed you on Sunday night. Everything was excellent. Our friends drove up just for DINNER AT FORTIFY from Alpharetta.

As always, I appreciate your excellence with Fortify: food, service and atmosphere.

Richard Queen

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Arleen
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food, best restaurant in town

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CLM123
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd time eating here and it was delicious as always!!

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vipCrisT
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one fo the best meals I have ever had! Great food, great wine, great service! We will definitely be back.

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Gordie
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Front dining room away from front door and bar at a table.

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JimH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Noise level 'energetic' should read 'loud'. It's the only negative about the place. Everything else is fantastic.

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cosmic
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and dining experience. The gazpacho was excellent.

JD
JoeD
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the outset…may I assure all readers that I am not, nor have ever been on the payroll. Verification welcomed. The reasons for my ongoing commentaries? 1. It’s easy to write truth. 2. I opine these words can help Fortify and, by extension the entire restaurant industry get back to a collective ‘new normal’ amidst the COVID challenge. So with that…our latest experience herewith --- It has been about one month since Fortify’s indoor dining reopening and now, with State and local permissions the ability to restart/return at FULL capacity has arrived. Hopefully (fingers crossed) permanently. Facial coverings on all staff, paper menus and vigilance on patron and staff health and safety remain priorities. So too does recreating the ambience. And to top it all off….Jamie’s cuisine and Jack’s conviviality have reemerged with gusto. What was Table 6 (50% capacity mandate) now back to our favorite Table 12 with Joey, the ever-pleasant and steady server in reprise role. We missed him! My wife made the cobia entree disappear – her words, ‘an exceptional fish special’ - well before my succulent Springer Farms chicken breast. Both served at right times and temperatures. We enjoin everyone who has enjoyed Fortify – and sister casual eatery Fortify Pi – to “come out, come out from wherever you have been” and help get the dining out sector of Clayton, the State of Georgia, and the USA up and running again. Yes, COVID lurks…but it shall be defeated. Fortify’s commitment to health and safety – and to a comfortable setting showcasing fine cuisine – is winning the battle. Bravo, all.

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BillH
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the way from Meridian, MS to hike water fall trails ...dinner was excellent!

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ToddO
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Fresh inventive quality in the mountains.

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RopeR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. The chef uses local ingredients as much as possible to prepare a gourmet cuisine.

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Patty
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ordered crab cakes. Must have hired a new chef. The cakes wee noting resembling what I had eaten In the past. The were dry and consisted mostly of bread. The French fries wee delicious as was everything else on the plate. The service was excellent and I appreciated the space between tables, masks and paper menus; however people sitting at the bar were shoulder to shoulder. Not good.

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RonN
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We frequent Fortify quite often. The service was slower than normal. However I do realize you are getting back into the swing of things after being closed for a while.

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prindle105
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We miss Fortify, glad they have reopened... it will take a few to get the total "mojo" back... staff was great and serive fabulous as in the past...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marriage celebration

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PatF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So glad to have the restaurant back open. The food was very good and came out in a timely manner. Our waiter, Daniel was professional, friendly and very knowledgeable regarding the menu. We will be back soon

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Fortify Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1853 OpenTable diners.

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