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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!
Clayton, GA 30525
Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
Hiawassee St. And North Main St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Street and public parking
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
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.
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!
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!!
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!!
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!!!
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!
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!
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