Fortify Kitchen and Bar

4.8
2220 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2220 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LuciaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we’ve been to Fortify it is consistently amazing. We love it!

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MarkP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify is an outstanding restaurant. We live in Atlanta, and it is as good as any restaurant here in the big city. A true gem in the North Georgia mountains

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NeilM
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great meal at Fortify. Service and food were outstanding. Highly recommend!

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vipStickerqueen108
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never let's me down. Great drinks, imaginative food offerings, attentive service.

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JanetC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I'm partial to Fortify, bc I have been going there for several years and always recommend it. My son's special amberjack entree on 5/8, was not up to usual standards, though my trout was delicious. Our caesar salads were over the top in prep, but if we'd been told we may want to share one, we really would have! They are HUGE! I loved their flourless dark chocolate torte, and we did share it! Lovely Mother's Day treat for us!

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MarkS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify never disappoints! Food is excellent, drinks ate great and service is always terrific. It’s expensive but you get what you pay for

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AnneD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food in an upscale atmosphere. The grilled romaine Caesar salad was outstanding. My husband ate the flank steak with chimichurri sauce which was
beautifully cooked. I ate the pecan crusted trout which was perfection. This is our second visit to the restaurant. Each visit just reinforces why this is such a highly rated establishment. Well worth a trip to enjoy.

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Photobug46
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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dennisc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience what excellent! It's a big city restaurant experience with a home town feel.

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vipKeithM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic server and wonderful food. I had the fish special and my husband enjoyed the generous portion of skirt steak.

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JParker
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants in Georgia, always interesting and tasty specials and the appetizers are amazing. Definitely worth a stop when near NE Georgia, just make sure to get a reservation as it is very popular.

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vipBobbyJ3
Nashville
74 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th visit — best yet! Halibut was incredible:)
Manager and wait staff really took care of every request ... great team !

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JerAlli
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our favorite in Clayton. Fortify Pi their sister restaurant is also enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ! Great place

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vipRobertG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service. Hands down best restaurant in Clayton!

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BridgetK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JennyG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great service. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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BillH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as usual!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
27 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TonyaK
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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DonnaR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service, make a reservation or you might not get a table!

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Alli
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good. Definitely on the "must go to list" next time we are near Clayton. Two of use throughly enjoyed the Halibut. One person in our party said, "This is the best pork chop I've ever had!" The guy at the next table heard and said, "This is the best filet mignon I've ever had!"

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NathanB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 😊

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WithAnchovies
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CherisseS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party was celebrating 2 Birthdays. We enjoyed the food, wait staff was very attentive, water glasses stayed filled. We will return!

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Lovethisplace
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph our server was amazing. Excellent service. The food was great and our out of town friends enjoyed it very much.

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StephanieA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify is always excellent!!
We try to eat at Fortify as often as possible!

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vipRagingWine
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Moonrise
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Joseph was awesome and contributed to the overall enjoyment of our meal. Food was beautifully seasoned and tasty!

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BrendaKorte
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!! Service fantastic and food was phenomenal

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Ramray
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, service better than great but noise level took away from a special evening out. Need to work on acoustics!!

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SusanC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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LisaW
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

Fortify Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2220 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.