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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

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (46)
Fit for Foodies (44)
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Worth the Drive (41)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Local Ingredients (40)
Special Occasion (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Romantic (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Bar Seating (26)
Notable Wine List (23)
Casual (17)
Authentic (16)
Seasonal (16)
Business Meals (15)
Cozy (15)
Fun (14)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Organic (9)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was fantastic and our waiter, John, was fantastic.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was my second time to Fortify, drove an hour and a half to get there because of how WONDERFUL it was the first time! This was for my husband's 60th birthday, a very special occasion. The food was amazing, as before, but our service was definitely lacking. On 2 different occasions during the meal, our waiter did not bring the cocktails we ordered. One actually came after the entire meal and desert was over! He was not checking on us frequently enough to know we had not been served our requested drinks. Disappointing, given our expensive meal and the occasion we were celebrating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Omg! Best meal ever! I had lamb, melt in your mouth. Husband had crab cakes, better than at the beach. Been to Fortify approximately 8 times but this was exquisite experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was my fourth time eating in your restaurant. I am in your area about every other month.
Each time I have been so pleased with cocktails, food and service. Our waiter ,this past Friday evening, Austin, was wonderful.Thank you again for a very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

I often wolf down even good meals. When I eat at Fortify, I eat very slowly to relish every bite. Always excellent in every way.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Never disappoints! Service is impeccable and food is better than most major city five star restaurants.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Fortify this year and, as always, walked away supremely happy. The food was phenomenal and the service impeccable. It is a bit pricey so we only got on special occasions, but we are on the constant look out for things to celebrate there. I recommend the gouda fritters for anyone looking for an excellent appetizer. We never miss a chance to eat them.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

This a diamond in the north georgia mountain area. Equal to any restaurant for food,service and creativity in atlanta. Carlton at the bar adds great skill and passion and seals the evenings outcome

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Went here for valentines dinner, something new we had never been to before. There are not a lot of restaurants near us, and this one is an hour away. Everything was great, except we ordered the grits dish and they left the chicken off of it. Instead of replacing the dish with the advertised ingredients, they brought out a side of chicken tenders. It was kind of weird. Other than that everything was great. The craft drinks and specials were very good. We need more places like this in the North GA area!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous food, so worth a long drive to eat there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The steak and lamb were great along with the lobster appetizer

Austin was our server and took care of us very promptly

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My husband and I recently moved about 20 mins from Clayton and have been looking for a restaurant like Fortify! We fell in love! They have excellent food, great drink menu, perfect ambiance. I ordered the crab cakes, which were excellent. My husband ordered a specialty item on the menu, lamb shank, which he said was superb! We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a romantic sit down mean with great food! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is delicious and the service is great with good attitudes all around. Still highly recommended after many visits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, People Watching, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Another great meal at Fortify! Love the welcoming spirit of the staff. Great new menu and the food is delicious as always. This is a great place to connect with old friends and make new ones.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

One of the top dining options in Rabun County. Great place to have a classic or artisan cocktail with a good wine list and excellent starters. Lunch and dinner menus are diverse and sourced locally at every opportunity. This is the only restaurant in the south where you'll experience trout the way it should be. Great job, guys!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went after the winter break and realized how much we missed Fortify. The venison special as spectacular as were the fried wasters. Carlton always does a great job behind the bar. A must go to place if you’re in Clayton

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Absolutely fabulous! Food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fortify is one of those unusual gems ... rare ... special ... unexpected location ... loyal customers ... great menu ... reasonable value. We have had meals here that beat some of the best in Atlanta, and if I mentioned them by name, you would know what they are. I am almost reluctant to spread the word but if you've been here, you want them to thrive, succeed, and kept doing what they do best -- have a super interesting farm-to-table menu, with very interesting recipes. Remarkable. Keep up the great work!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Organic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We made reservations; however, we waited over 45 minutes to be seated so we ended up eating at the bar. Other than that, we had a very good experience: Staff is friendly and professional and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food. Service was a little slow . Very nice dinner for my wife's birthday. Will make a return trip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

All of our entrees were delicious to look at though I couldn't taste them all due to allergies.
Our server, Jeremy was attentive and fun, too. The lamb chops I had with the brussel sprouts were perfectly prepared and my dessert was bested by the cheesecake to my right;-)!!
Thanks to the chefs!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love this restaurant, food and service us great. but a little disappointed that it charges an $8.00 sharing charge, there is nothing on the menu that mentions it, and my bill was almost $400.00 not sure why necessary to put this charge on a bill.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always wonderful delicious dinner. Consistent quality Service and food even on New Year’s Eve! Chef Specials are always tasty and variety of flavors. Good wine selection. A local gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have eaten here a lot but the New Year’s Eve set menu was the best meal we have had here.
Reasonable price for lobster and filet entree with 3-4 appetizers and 3 dessert choices. Service always good, friendly, accommodating. The sauces were unusually good and seemed lighter than usual, which enhanced the flavors.
My wife had lamb 2 wYs appetizer and it was a lot of food and exceptionally good. I had a duck breast salad that was excellent. I don’t eat beef so in place of the filet I got 4 wonderful scallops.
My wife had a wonderful chocolate dessert and I had a macaroon Napoleon dessert, which was crispier than I’m used to and really outstanding.
We talked about this meal the next day too it was so good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nothing better than Farm to Table perfection, and Fortify nails it every time!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent meal again. The service and food never disappoints.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Incredible night. Outstanding food and drinks. Finally a great Clayton restaurant.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We both had the Louisiana Swordfish that was the best swordfish we have ever eaten. Our cocktails and wine were just right. Service is always excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This place never disappoints! Only wish it had a bigger bar so that when we finished our meal, we could have had a place to finish visiting with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had our small company Christmas dinner here, and it was a great success! Everyone loved their food and felt pampered by our server. We sat in the upstairs room, which made for a quieter evening than in the main dining area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I thank Fortify for opening it's doors on Christmas Eve, this year a Sunday which, is a day restaurant is normally closed.
My decision for a lower rating was a server brought out entrée when I was only 1/2 way through finishing my appertizer.
He just stood there with entrée in hand waiting for me to make room or give up my most enjoyable appertizer.
After some time past I said, "what would you have me do" ?
With no reply he placed entrée on edge of table and hustled away.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were seated right away with our made ahead reservations. The food was delicious, as usual, and the service was prompt and servers knowledgeable. We love to hear about the daily specials and usually get one. The grouper special that night was very good! Shared a creme burlee for dessert and it was also very good! Great place for special occasions, or a nice lunch.
Truly farm to table fresh, local ingredients. Chef Jamie and his staff have never let us down!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As usual, Fortify did not disappoint. I am just so happy to have this gem in our little mountain town. I ordered the Red Grouper special while others in my party ordered the pork tenderloin, the scallops, and the chicken entrees. All were perfectly executed. We are all restaurant people and we were all thoroughly impressed, which is often hard to do. Service was spot on, our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive, but not overly so. Every detail is well thought out, from Carlton's cocktails to the house-made bread and butter, to the menu. If you are in the area, this is a must-stop! The atmosphere is casual and the value is great but if you are looking for something even more casual, their pizza counterpart (Fortify Pi) is delicious as well. Thank you Fortify for a memorable evening and a delicious kickoff to the holidays!

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food has been excellent ever time we have visited. Best restaurant in this area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food, drinks, service and ambiance. Love having this option for fine dining in our small little town.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very nice meal! The Brussel sprouts were amazing. The service was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

we've eaten there twice. both times the food has been imaginative and superb. service is attentive and unobtrusive. I had grouper with a pumpkin seed crust on butternut squash risotto with apple brown butter sauce than had me scouring the plate with leftover bread to make sure nothing was left behind. even vanilla ice cream for dessert is not "plain vanilla" -- it all just tasted better and better. yes, your credit card will get a workout, but this is no ordinary food and no fast food burger joint. in Clayton!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

WE dine here OFTEN and the question remains,,,,,,, which is better ? The food or the service ?!
Oh yeah,, and the 'MANAGEMENT' s/b included as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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