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
Sylvan Falls Mill cornmeal crusted Carolina Mountain rainbow trout, lemon scented heirloom rice pilaf, Georgia pecan brown butter, fresh dill pesto
Southern Fried Pork Chop
gluten-free breaded pan-fried bone-in pork chop, honey roasted sweet potatoes, gluten-free milk gravy, chow chow
Very good food and service. No major complaints. Would visit again when in Clayton.
Delish!! Fresh food!
It was my second time eating at Fortify and my husbands first. I absolutely love the ambiance and the food. Look forward to returning.
Joey took great care of us! When a dish was messed up, he took special care to make certain it was quickly made right! Good food!
We got one of the first seatings of the evening (before the crowd hit), and our hostess kindly got us a table in the front rather than the more private room in the back. I love the texture in this room — beautiful local photographs and iron work displayed on the original brick walls, as well as the energy and excitement of the diners and staff as they serve and enjoy the delectable creations from the kitchen. The Owner checks in with the diners throughout the evening as well to ensure complete satisfaction, answering any questions presented. What a pleasurable experience.
Fortify is amazing! Chef Jamie Allred a co owner Jack Nolan created a fantastic place to eat with great food and fun atmosphere. If you’re visiting Clayton this is a must stop!
Broccoli was overly salty and the lamb was rare instead of medium.
Overall good. Server was a little negligent about checking needs. Noise level a little loud for old folks like us.
Fortify Kitchen never disappoints. Awesome food, service and atmosphere!
An unbelievable meal with top knotch service! The mountain trout and homemade salted caramel ice cream was absolutely the best! Definitely will return!
We were very disappointed in our experience. We received our water and bread and never saw our waitress until 45 mins. later! My husbands food was cold and inedible. My fish was hot but rice and squash were not! The portions are very small, so you will need an appetizer to go along with your meal! I detest being sat by a restroom!
Sorry, but we will not return. In fairness, they took 25% off the bill without our asking. The manager has a terrible personality!
We are not hard to please at restaurants, but when service and food are this bad, we have to give our honest opinion!
Great meal in a nice atmosphere. Loved the signature color cktails and homemade bread.
We arrived early for a 5:15pm reservation but were received politely and were seated slightly after our reservation time. Our waiter was excellent both in explaining dishes and in anticipating what we would need. The food was exceptional (four different orders) I had halibut which was perfectly prepared. I am aware that most chefs believe that their food is perfectly seasoned but tastes differ and I would prefer to see both salt and pepper on the table. Having to ask implies a criticism which it is not.
We will certainly go back and reservations are essential; it was completely full on a Wednesday night.
Ask to eat in main front of restaurant we got put in the back room not as much atmosphere and at a busy area of employees. Our food was delicious love the take on shrimp and grits. Was my husband's birthday just wanted something special.
We have loved Fortify over the years recommending to friends as one of top restaurants in southeast. Our visit last week was disappointing. Both entrees (lobster tail and pork chop) were subpar. Hope this was an anomaly!
Delicious food. Gouda fritters to start melt in your mouth! Trout was perfectly seasoned and pesto and accompaniments added just the right touches. Husband had lobster dish and portion was generous and also excellent. Only disappointment at all was that I mentioned our special occasion in my reservation request (our friend’s birthday and retirement celebration) and there was no recognition.That’s ok.
Owe always enjoy our meals at fortify.
Outstanding in every way!
Disappointed … terrible service and the food was subpar
Thank you! We enjoyed our wonderful dinner for our quick getaway. You made it special.
This is a fine dinning restaurant in a casual setting in the heart of downtown Clayton, GA.
The food here is incredibly fresh, creatively and thoughtfully prepared for optimal enjoyment. In fact we feel Fortify is so good it's well worth the 90 minute drive through mountain roads. The service this experience was not as efficient as in the past but that may be due to the pandemic and availability of employees. All in all a do not miss if anywhere near the area.
One of our favorite restaurants when in the area. Last visit, from my perspective, was over charged for a bourbon drink. The manager corrected the situation and bought a drink this visit. Thank you and can’t wait to visit next time.
The best lamb shanks I have ever tasted and the filet was outstanding as well.
Great food for sure! Lamb was awesome. Nice and quiet as well. We will be back soon to try all of the other menus selections!
The filet was amazing- so delicious! Asparagus & mashed potatoes were very good also. Awesome service. Delightful dining experience!
Made a delicious vegan platter for me. Probably the best I’ve ever had! Wish the bread had been vegan though. My husband enjoyed the trout. A bit noisy but we would definitely go again.
Had an excellent meal with very good and timely service.
The food was very good, and they had a varied menu.
Everything was wonderful!
When you can make collards delicious,trout and lamb are easy. Every dish was fantastic and every detail was explored.
Awesome seafood special. Tyler took excellent care of us in the bar.
Fortify never disappoints me. Four in our party, all choosing different entrees, all perfectly prepared and delicious.
The food was fabulous. We the kale Caesar salad and tenderloin and lobster entrees. The Lobster was cooked properly, therefore, very tender. We also tried some specialty drinks which were delightful.
We arrived 10 mins early and although our table was sitting empty, the maitre d would not seat us. When we were seated, thank goodness, the head waiter finally noticed we had not been attended to for about 15 minutes. Our waiter was very slow on attending to our meal/drink orders. The food and drinks were excellent so we overlooked the service issues.
I accidentally made our reservation for Sunday instead of Saturday. When we arrived at the restaurant we were advised of my mistake. However, the hostess and the manager worked hard to fit us into the rotation with minimal wait. I thought our evening out was a bust, but Fortify came through and saved our date night. Thank you Fortify!
Excellent,consistent creative menu and well above average service in a very place atmosphere
Best restaurant experience since pre pandemic!
From the bread to the appetizer to the main dish everything was spot on. My wife and myself was so very full but we had to order dessert just to see if it would be as good as everything else and YES IT WAS!!
Eating with guests
Fantastic. Many thanks to Bailey who did a great job hosting.
Have been here many times, and the food never disappoints! Service wasn’t quite as good as usual, but I know everyplace we’ve eaten lately has been short staffed, so we understand waiting for drink refills etc is now the norm. Restaurants can only do so much with lower staffing. Highly recommend Fortify!
Fortify Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2286 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.