Fortify Kitchen and Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
*****DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, FORTIFY IS CLOSED TEMPORARILY. WE WILL REOPEN AS SOON AS WE CAN! IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE CALL OUR SISTER RESTAURANT "FORTIFY PI" FOR TAKE OUT ONLY @ 706.782.0079. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING*****


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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JamesG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our meal and the great staff at Fortify! We had nice conversations with other guests while observing the social distancing rules.

We are looking forward to our next visit to your other restraint!

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Phil
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent, creatively presented and paired with the appropriate beer. However, as a “special event” I was disappointed in the overall presentation of the evening. Realizing, somewhat in advance, the cancellation of your selected presenter, as well as nearly 2/3 of your diners, you should have postponed the event for another date. The experience was considerably less than what I’ve come to expect from the Fortify brand.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with family to celebrate the life of our daughter / sister / aunt who recently passed.

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DonT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Not quite up to Fortify standards from an execution standpoint.

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SkipE
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food & service!
They really care that you have a great experience every time!

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SUZANNEA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FKB is a mountain treasure. The food is just wonderful--uniformly so. No place in the area comes close. The meat, poultry, fish and seafood are always outstanding. But the vegetables are magic. My husband ate all my broccoli the other night--and he HATE broccolli.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Restaurant and staff were great . My husband and I will definitely be back .

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MartinS
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Find! Won’t drive to Highlands again for a dining experience of this quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and the wait staff was outstanding!

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WandaH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service. Also an excellent bar.

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vipCinderella
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fortify is our fav in Clayton, but must have been an off nite in the kitchen. Food is normally 5 but this time 3.
Trout barely warm. Charged full price to sub rice for Brussels, which was ok until they forgot them and rushed to cook them and were hard and raw vs the other person who got them on her entree a crispy but soft golden brown with onions. Very unhappy and disappointed. Appeared to be Friends hanging out all night at kitchen door. Maybe distracting the staff from normal excellent service? Owner not there

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honoring my grandmother—we had a big group & really enjoyed the meal. Great service and a great brunch, as always!

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RoslynF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasurable dining experience. Our waiter was outstanding.

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lovethemtns
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing food and service! Incredibly creative!

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JaimeS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Service was great this time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my first visit and will return soon—beautifully plated scallops with warm beets. I could not resist the chocolate caramel dessert! Oh my goodness, fabulous.

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allisonj
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited menu. Not a great value for what you pay. Nice wait staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food

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Sandyfeets
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little gem in Clayton. The food is expertly chef prepared and presented. Service is top notch. Prices are reasonable for the high quality food. We will return again and again.

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RhondaO
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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JohnW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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JohnD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LizaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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!

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CynthiaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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!

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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Robert
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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vipMikeP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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ChurchillAQ
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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KevinK
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alissa {spelling} was attentive and cheerful as always.

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Tiffiney
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!

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JoFo
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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MamaJoan
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!

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vipLolaFromNC
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JR
vipJudyR
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.

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