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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
grilled 6-ounce black angus beef tenderloin, buttermilk mashed potatoes, bacon-onion marmalade, Tiger Mountain Vineyard Rabun Red sauce
Southern Fried Pork Chop
gluten-free breaded pan-fried bone-in pork chop, honey roasted sweet potatoes, gluten-free milk gravy, chow chow
Sylvan Falls Mill cornmeal crusted Carolina Mountain rainbow trout, lemon scented heirloom rice pilaf, Georgia pecan brown butter, fresh dill pesto
Mother’s Day with one of my 4 boys. Fortify never disappoints! The Halibut was delicious and served with mushroom risotto was perfect! Thanks for a special Mother’s Day dinner
This was our 4th visit — best yet! Halibut was incredible:)
Manager and wait staff really took care of every request ... great team !
Busy Saturday night and our booking may have gotten mixed up, but they sat us right away at the bar,which was perfect for us.
Fantastic fresh food and the bartenders hustled the whole time for us and other patrons.
Loved the recommendations and conversations.
Will be back on another trip. Highly recommend Fortify.
Our favorite in Clayton. Fortify Pi their sister restaurant is also enjoyable.
Awesome ! Great place
Consistently good food and service. Hands down best restaurant in Clayton!
Came to Fortify on the recommendation of our daughter and son-in-law and the positive reviews on this and other sites, especially regarding the restaurant’s compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols. One of the first times out after being vaccinated and Fortify did not disappoint. It was an absolutely wonderful dining experience! Service was excellent and a table side visit from the owner was much appreciated.
Wonderful meal. Great service. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
Always a great treat. all of their servers are awesome but Joey and Tiffany move the meter on service. Love love this place. Please go everyone.
Delicious, as usual!!
Me and my fiancé went to fortify for my birthday dinner and it was phenomenal. The food and cocktails are very unique and delicious! We will definitely visit again!
Our meals were delicious!! The food was prompt! Our guests were very happy as we're we. Our server was very lacking, not sure if she had too many tables or what! My original tea glass was empty most of my meal, she only refilled my glass when I waved her down. She forgot to bring salt and pepper after I asked for it. Our guest asked for another beer and she took 10 minutes to bring it. But the food was great!
Great restaurant. Girls weekend to the mountains and this was the perfect spot for dinner - great food and beverages. The owner was truly happy to be there taking care of everyone and everything. His staff were doing great; but, he was ever present and made sure no one was in need of anything.
The filet was hands down the best steak I have ever had anywhere. The food overall was delicious and service was great. I would have loved more options on the dessert menu.
Always great food and service, make a reservation or you might not get a table!
Took a date here and it was amazing! We had a three course dinner, with wine pairings and cocktails, and I couldn’t be any happier with the experience. The food was phenomenal (especially the Filet Mignon), the wine list was robust, the cocktails were delicious, and the service from Tiffany was spot-on.
We had a group of four ladies enjoying a weekend in Clayton. This was a wonderful experience. Four different entrees and each was excellent. Our server was attentive to us and did a nice job. Will definitely return 😊
Truly exceptional. Not only was the quality of the ingredients top-notch, but the slightly adventurous flavor combinations, always a risky endeavor, were outstanding -- original, yet not overpowering the main ingredient. (I had haddock; my wife had a mahi-mahi special.) I also had an excellent (and huge) Caesar salad starter, and I asked if they could add anchovies, which they did at no extra charge. Also, I had the best Old Fashioned I've ever had in my life. Prices were reasonable for the quality and the atmosphere and good service made this a don't miss evening.
My party was celebrating 2 Birthdays. We enjoyed the food, wait staff was very attentive, water glasses stayed filled. We will return!
If you are in Clayton Georgia do not miss out on the opportunity to eat dinner at Fortify Kitchen! Everything I have tried is delicious! I could eat the pimento cheese / Gouda fritters everyday! The steaks, pork chops, chicken and fish are top notch. Don’t get me started on the drinks... so hard to decide what to order. Make a reservation or you might not get a table, but if you have to wait , it is worth it!
Joseph our server was amazing. Excellent service. The food was great and our out of town friends enjoyed it very much.
We just love this place and so happy to have it in Clayton. We live in Atlanta and would visit this Resturant often if it was near home. Enjoy!
Fortify is always excellent!!
We try to eat at Fortify as often as possible!
Highly recommended! Jack and his team are a wonderful group of professionals. The food, atmosphere and service are top notch!! We really enjoy spending time with them!
Our server Joseph was awesome and contributed to the overall enjoyment of our meal. Food was beautifully seasoned and tasty!
Great as always!! Service fantastic and food was phenomenal
Food excellent, service better than great but noise level took away from a special evening out. Need to work on acoustics!!
It was great to finally feel safe enough to come back to Fortify. It was really assuring that all the wait staff wore masks and the tables were 6 feet apart. It was wonderful to see our old favorites on the menu and of course some great specials. We will be back again soon now that we are vaccinated.
As always, Fortify was a culinary delight. They take farm to table to a new level, sourcing locally grown, seasonal foods, blending ingredients and flavors to create art on a dinner plate. The servers are knowledgeable, they have a superb bar and the modern/rustic atmosphere combine to make Fortify a wonderful find in the small mountain town of Clayton.
Get the gouda fritters (house made smoked gouda “pimento cheese” fried, served with local strawberry-five pepper jelly-mustard sauce). Inspired!
We had the monk fish special and it was outstanding as always.
Always pleased!! Consistently delicious food and impeccable service!
I love Fortify. I try to eat there whenever I’m in Clayton. The food is always excellent and I have tried many things on the menu. Our service Thursday night was exceptional. Our waiter seemed to show up just when we needed him without hovering. Will be back soon.
It was our anniversary. Fabulous meal. Great service. Extraordinary choice.
Excellent. Third visit over couple years. Always delicious food and great service.
Fortify is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food was excellent and the service top notch.
The food, atmosphere, and service was amazing. The only qualm we had was that masks were not mandated and they sat people too close together.
Incredible food and craft cocktails - worth every penny! The one thing I will say is that the old fashioned tasted like straight whiskey - woo! That could be good or bad depending on what your goal is. Otherwise, just incredible flavors and friendly service. Be careful not to confuse the restaurant with the pizza place next door! They’re connected by ownership/name and location only. Can’t get info from one about the other.
I made reservations for a birthday and restaurant did nothing. Mot even a happy Birthday. Service was VERY SLOW. Steak was over cooked Very disappointed
Mediocre service is becoming the norm here .
Time to move on
We have eaten at Fortify several times even though it’s about 80 miles from our home. We jump at every opportunity to head to the North Georgia mountains and we always go to Fortify when in the area. Every meal we’ve had has been excellent. We always enjoy the food and the selections offered. It’s a wonderful environment and has great service. We highly recommend it.
Fortify Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2209 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.