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About 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!

69 N.Main St.
Clayton, GA 30525
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Hiawassee St. And North Main St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(706) 782-0050

Website:
http://www.fortifyclayton.com/

Catering:
Fortify is committed to bringing sustainable and locally sourced items to your special gathering!  We are available for catering any event needs you may have either in the restaurant or off site.  Please call the restaurant for more information and to schedule a meeting.

Parking Details:
Street and public parking

Executive Chef:
Jamie Allred

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fortify Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (57)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Good for a Date (53)
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Fit for Foodies (53)
Local Ingredients (52)
Special Occasion (49)
Worth the Drive (47)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Casual (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Romantic (25)
Authentic (24)
Cozy (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Fun (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Healthy (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Organic (13)
Business Meals (12)
Seasonal (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Great for Brunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

When I knew our cousins from Texas, originally Georgia, would visit us, Fortify came to mind for a special night out. We all were pleased and enjoyed the great specials as well as the menu item that is irresistible, Gouda Pimento Cheese Fritters. There is so much talent coming forth from Jamie Alred's kitchen and I am looking forward to meeting a friend next week for lunch.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant employing our favorite people!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always enjoy Fortify! Great service and food!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner again at Fortify. The service and food is consistently exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very good. I had the shrimp and grits. My wife had the filet. Both prepared perfectly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary with dinner at Fortify - always a wonderful culinary experience, with friendly staff....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fortify is our favorite restaurant in Clayton. We are from Highlands, where we have excellent restaurants. Fortify absolutely equals the best of Highlands! Gouda fritters are a must...so delicious!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My husband and I were on a date a few hours away from Atlanta, and I'm so glad I found this place! At first we were doing to eat at a fancy farmhouse, but they were booked, then the other 'fine dining' restaurant listed under Trip Advisor never even returned our message. So we read the incredible reviews for Fortify, and had to try it.
You walk into an incredible room full of energy, music, laughter and great decor. Then...they tried to seat us in the back room, which to get to you must walk through the restaurant and past the bathrooms and the kitchen. It was dull and quiet back there. No ambiance. We quickly told the seater we would be willing to wait for a table up front, even if we had to grab a drink somewhere else first while waiting. He moved us to a cozy table by a comfortable padded bench seat in the front, and then it was great. Definitely request a table IN THE FRONT ROOM if you make a reservation.
For some reason, even though I'm a huge meat eater, the fresh veggies of the day sounded so tempting. I asked the server if I could create a veggie plate, and she told me that even though it wasn't on the menu, they had one. It came out with rice underneath, delicious quinoa and black bean cakes, hot broccoli, mushrooms and yellow squash -- plus you get to add another one of their fresh veggies of the day! It was excellent. The creamy basil pesto that came on the side was the perfect touch.
Great wine list too. A must try if you are in town. I'm going back one day to order the grilled Caesar salad!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our second time dining here - outstanding food and service

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I have eaten at Fortify several times and enjoyed it very much but my husband had never been. Instead of driving to Highlands we decided to stay local to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. My husband loved it! We will return, maybe for a lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great for date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful Trout! Husband had Trigger Fish and Friend had the Filet Mignon. It was all superb!!! Best cocktails ever and they have excellent bourbon choices!! Also, love the farm to table fresh veggie choices!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great meal. Jamie is so creative with his fare. I had the grilled oysters with parmesan cheese for an appetizer. The fish was a pan fried Trigger fish, which I had never eaten before. It was a white, mild, delicious fish.

Looking forward to seeing what's up Jamie's sleeve this weekend!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Unbelievable experience! Can't wait to go back!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was as awesome as the reviews I had read, the mixologist , Caralton did not only make fantastic drinks , but was very personable. The food was fantastic, as good as any 5 star restaurant in a big city. So happy I was able to experience Fortify!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fortify is by far the very best restaurant in the entire state of Georgia!! And if you think that is just hyperbole I challenge you to find something better! This place has it all covered!! First off the food is amazing!!! The bartender Carlton is a true professional something that is missing from most establishments. His service as well as the entire staff will impress even the toughest critic!! The atmosphere is really nice very comfortable. Make reservations or you won’t get a seat. You can walk in and sit at the bar which I would highly recommend if you can get a seat but that’s like getting a seat on the 50 yard line at the Super Bowl!! Get the filet mignon you’ve never ever tasted anything better anywhere I promise you!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Consistently great service and great food!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of my wife’s and myself’s favorite places to dine. Had the pork tenderloin and it was one of the best meals I’ve had at Fortify. Will be back soon and often

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We visit this restaurant quite often. We always have a great time, great food and drinks. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Seasonal, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our favorite restaurant! Service is excellent and friendly and the food is unique and delicious! The appetizers are wonderful....Their selection of vegetable sides is always unique and their sauces, homemade butters, and homemade pistachio ice-cream are out of this world!!! A little loud at times but well worth a visit for any and all occasions! The servers are well trained, know the menu and are very friendly and helpful. Ask them anything about any item on the menu and they can tell you all about it. Absolutely the best filet I have ever had! If you are ever near Clayton, GA, Fortify should be on your TO-DO list!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was amazing! Gouda Fritters, lamb and crab cakes were out of this world. Our server, Jeremy, was a gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent menu with gluten free options, local meats, locally ground grains and the flourless chocolate cake with pecan brittle was to die for.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Once again, Jamie hit's the entrée out of the park with the grilled grouper. So fresh that I thought the fishing boat was anchored outside the back door! Who needs to drive 8 hours to the Gulf for a delicious seafood meal, when we can enjoy the same flavors while sitting in the North Georgia Mountains!

We also enjoyed a delicious appetizer of grilled oysters, with parmesan cheese. They too were fresh and delicious.

Bravo Jamie, Jack and Carlton!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Jeremy is on point with exceptional service! He was the reason we dined 2 consecutive nights! great food and ambience

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Four friends enjoyed a nice Friday evening dinner together--good food, nice service. Seating in the rear, while not so attractive as the front, is much more pleasant because of the noise level. Back corner table was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The gouda fritters were delicious. For our mains we ordered trout and crab cakes and both were full of flavor. I would eat here again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

There were four of us on a very rainy Saturday night. The restaurant was crowded as it almost always is. The server was Cisco who was very personable, prompt, and willing to offer opinions on the menu. We each got a different menu item for entrees and every item was wonderful. For the appetizers we had the fried oysters and since no one ordered what I consider their signature dish, the Grit Bowl, we ordered that for an additional app. My friend considers himself a "Foodie" and was over the moon about the food and the fact that Jamie the chef came to our table to meet him and posed for a photo. I can't recommend this place enough. I love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great meal, Quail appetizer was wonderful. The crab cakes were very good - the fish special that night was good but not great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The hostess must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed. She avoided eye contact and ignored us. Was unable to smile or talk. Clearly the only negative of the whole evening. If it was my business I'd fire her.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always a great experience!!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It was great! The meal was fantastic!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Loved the food! I took our server, Matt's, recommendation and tried one of the specials for the evening - the Barramundi - it was excellent. The food is mostly sourced locally and a real find in Clayton Ga.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We dine here every time we are in the area- it never disappoints! We usually sit at the bar, as Carlton is one of our favorite mixologists.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have dined at Fortify several times—food, service and staff are always great! Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent meal. Friendly staff. Lovely environment .
We will be back when we return to the mountains !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

personable and the food and service were outstanding

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Second time here, just as great as the first. Did not disappoint.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

As good as any restaurant in Atlanta. We love to take our friends and Fortify never disappoints.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Back to Fortify for our anniversary. We love the service, menu selection and the wine/beer selection. The chef and staff are great!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent place that we make a point to visit each time in Clayton!

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