Fortify Kitchen and Bar

4.8
2189 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!
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRagingWine
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!! Service fantastic and food was phenomenal

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Ramray
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the monk fish special and it was outstanding as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased!! Consistently delicious food and impeccable service!

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RhondaT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. Fabulous meal. Great service. Extraordinary choice.

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brianb
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Third visit over couple years. Always delicious food and great service.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food was excellent and the service top notch.

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KendallC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDebbieB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Mediocre service is becoming the norm here .
Time to move on

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HarryB
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNCC80
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to eat out in over a year and Fortify was the perfect place for reentry in to restaurant dining. My salmon was perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned and sauced. My husband's colossal rib eye (20 oz.) was equally perfectly prepared. And, our cocktails, an Old Fashioned and a rye whiskey neat delighted us before dinner. The finish was crème brulee--delicious! All this with a welcoming staff made for a wonderful dining experience in Clayton, Georgia.

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our salmon and filet mignon was amazing! Everything was perfect! Will definitely return.

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Gimp
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify is one of my favorite restaurants! I eat gluten free and I am also sensitive to corn ..
so I get the trout without the cornmeal. The flavor of the trout is so great. The vegetables are so fresh and my plate was so colorful! The service has always been wonderful! I find it a very relaxing environment. Even the water is great.. I am pretty sure it is filtered.

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JoenKelly
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortify came highly recommended through social media and even local friends. The food was great and reasonably priced. We sat at the bar and our bartender Joseph was extremely attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend and visit again if we are back in town.

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vipwalls
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fortify is a favorite to visit when staying at my cabin that is near the area. Even though a 30 minute drive, fortify is a must dining destination for a special dinner. This past visit I was perplexed about the wait for drinks and service. I realize the restaurant was busy, and I am typically a laid back diner. Waiting for over 20 minutes for a drink (after eating bread and appetizer) and having to ask three different times and three different people for water refill. The most unsettling part of my most recent dining experience was the charge of $18 for a whisky sour. Granted, I did order special bourbon, knob creek, and I anticipated paying a few dollars more of $10, but not $18! I will continue to visit fortify, but I will clarify prices of drinks:). The food was superb and realize this last visit was super busy (even for a Wednesday night).

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SonjaN
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently divine, from cocktail to entree to dessert.

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vipDebi
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch was excellent. Great food at a great price.

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DeniseW
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Fortify brunch did not disappoint. The flat iron steak and eggs were cooked to perfection and what more can you say about chicken and waffles. Jorge was very pleasant.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been here several times and it is always good. The specials are always different and super good.

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RobynA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing and food was good. For the price, the overall value was A-

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DeniseG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. This restaurant was an unexpected find. My review is swayed by the fact that the restaurant was accommodating a large party of families with rambunctious children for a birthday celebration. We were initially seated in a smaller room with this large group however they did move us to the larger main area of the restaurant that was quieter. Greatly appreciated. Service was stupendous. We will go back on our next trip to the area.

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BruceB
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fans in dining area were chilling. Always seen to blow on my neck. Please reverse direction to draw air up and still keep air moving. Please.....

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant with great food and great service. Nothing compares to Fortify anywhere near here.............

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JacobS
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Fortify! The food was phenomenal and George provided us with excellent service.

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GaryG
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jordan was our server and he was wonderful.....well versed in the menu items, attentive and friendly.....exactly what to expect from an award winning establishment.
We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our 40th anniversary was wonderful and the food delish.

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KristenC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and atmosphere! Would definitely go back.

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vipFrequentEater
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we ever had anywhere, considering that we’ve eaten in 50 states and 38 countries. Best pork chop ever and the filet mignon was divine. Service and ambiance were superb!!! A must do, if you’re interested in a perfect meal in a beautiful small town.

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vipJimb
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food excellent, back dining room left some to be desired. Joey our server was outstanding, ask for him by name.

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SandyS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The service is excellent and the food exceptional. We loved the specials and we also appreciate that many things are gluten free. Even the bread. It is our favorite restaurant in this area. We are from Franklin nc

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Fortify Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2189 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.