Fortify Kitchen and Bar
One of the best restaurants in the state of Georgia!
The house old fashion was very good, and actually had some bourbon in it. Every one in our group like their food. $15 corkage fee is a bargain.
The drinks arrived very slow. We had our appetizers before our drinks arrived.
I know I can always count on a good meal when I go to Fortify. Staff is very professional. I was a bit disappointed in the cheese platter this time, only because the bar has been set so high in the past.
To find this special place in one of our favorite towns was a gift. The food is always good and the service even better. Love those shrub drinks!!!
We visit Fortify once a year and love it.
Overall the food was very good. Our favorite was the appetizer, Gouda Fritters and the bread and butters were delicious. My husband had the pork chop and loved it. I had the grit bowl and it was ok. I wish I had known the sausage was going to be so spicy. The coconut cake was to die for- so good. The service was outstanding, but it was very hard to hear in the restaurant. Mixed drinks and wine were very pricey, but beer was average. All in all a great experience!! We will go back.
Was a wonderful dining experience, as always
Best restaurant in Northeast Georgia. Everything is delicious.
We love Fortify! Always on our list when we come to Clayton.
Great place, really good food, just a little bit higher in price than others like it. It's a neat place but it's very open and will be loud when full. Great service and will be going back again.
We had a one night stay in Clayton on a multi-day hiking trip in North Georgia. Fortify Kitchen was the highest rated restaurant in town, with good reason we learned. The food was creative, the quality was excellent, and our server was awesome. Their wine options were excellent, including several highly rated local bottles, all at fair prices (for a restaurant). We would definitely go back.
Fun! Great service and food and value!!
Excellent food and presentation. Service a little slow to start, but then everything "clicked". Would definitely go back...even though it's a 66 mile trip one way.
Three of us wanted an update on Fortify---and this was it. Each of us had different salads, entrees and desserts. We each had seafood for the main--with differing sides (Tile Fish, Halibut and Trout) the only side that was not a total hit was asparagus--which was perhaps overdone. Bottom line: EVERYONE raved about each course. The coconut pound cake and chocolate Crème Brulee were big hits and a great way to end a superb meal. Very impressive.
Probably have had Tile Fish before but couldn't remember. So although we knew what other entree we wanted, and having no problem choosing appetizers we relied on Tiffany's description of the Tile Fish. She made it sound like a dish we would like (we almost always share our choices) and she nailed it !!! A truly enjoyable meal. The selection of the Strawberry/Chocolate chip ice cream was also fantastic.
The entire experience is outstanding. The food is always delicious.
Fortify never disappoints. From the front reception to the dessert, the service is excellent.
My only reservation in giving 5 full stars was the noise level in the front dining room. The ambiance otherwise was wonderful, with a happy and friendly staff. The food was divine. We’ll definitely be back.
Great service, an attractive room wherein one can have a conversation while dining, and of course truly outstanding food. If you are anywhere near Clayton at dinner time, go here and enjoy.
PS-Lunch is just as good!
You had better be prepared for gourmet. Small portions "presented" at exorbitant prices. What staff they had should have stayed at McDonald's. Plenty of room but they seat everyone together in the corner. I had actually requested a quiet table for a date. But they seated a boisterous table of six less than a foot away, and left no privacy in a restaurant that was 80% empty. At $100 for 2 for a light lunch while having to listen to the travel plans, and political problems of the groups around was not romantic, not even personal.
My husband but, we enjoy celebrating our wedding anniversary every year by eating at Fortify! We love ❤️ everything about Fortify!
Fortify Kitchen food was amazing! Recommend eating dessert first and trying the Chocolate Chili Creme Brulee! Everything was great including service. It's energetic and loud in the restaurant not really conducive to quiet conversation so if you love that atmosphere, I'd definitely recommend going to Fortify.
I 'm not fond of sitting at the 2 seat tables against the wall. I think it's too close to the "neighbors". I would prefer a little more privacy and don't especially enjoy overhearing others' conversations. Sometimes I'm not in the mood to chat with others, but it always happens when I'm seated in that area.
This is a MUST visit restaurant in Clayton Georgia. Excellent food, wonderful wine and cocktail menu, an on top of that the bartender made my brother a drink request for a "Barbara Hutton" a drink named after a movie star. They did it with enthusiasm . The food is ALWAYS the best, fresh and hot.. I am still trying to get the recipe for their Honey Pecan Butter.. One day.. Reservations preferred on weekends.
Consistently delicious! Start to finish, dinner was fabulous!!! My favorite restaurant in Clayton!!!
Ribs special was delicious!!
The food was exceptional and a very good value. We usually celebrate with a meal out in Highlands, but since we discovered Fortify we will not be returning to the pricey restaurants with horrible service in Highlands. We got a mixed drink, a soda, fried green tomatoes as an appetizer to share, scallops and quail as our entrees, and three desserts (one to take home to our sitter) and it was around $103. Great value for the level of service and quality of food. Will go back again very soon.
Excellent food and service. A little high on split plate charge, but did not minimize proportions. Great wine to complement our dinner.
This is a gem in Clayton, GA. This town has grown quite a bit in the 22 years since our family first visited there to take our daughters to camp.
Amazing food, impeccable service snd lovely ambiance at fair prices, even in the North Georgia Mountains you can get amazingly delicious food
Excellent food! However a small portion of halibut compared to other entrees ordered. Waiter was fair however it was his first week. Would recommend for special occasions due to prices.
Waiter was well informed about menu and the specials of the evening. Softshell crab was delicious as was the flounder dish. The quail was superb! Thank you to the Chef/Owner!!
Went for our first time for brunch this past Sunday for Mother's Day. Wonderful brunch menu at a very reasonable price. Only disappointment was that we couldn't get mimosa's or bloody Mary's while we were there because of current licensing/alcohol laws. Hoping that changes soon, but if not we'll just come up later for the next brunch. Fabulous meatloaf and my husband just about hurt himself trying to finish the salmon Benedict dish.
Great spot in an unexpected locale. Well worth driving a little out of the way.
this is a favorite spot for my wife and I. Special occasions are all at Fortify. The kitchen never disappoints us with their food or specials. The biggest problem is when I forget to make a reservation and have to wait for a table. sometimes we don't get in and make time later in the week. They also have one of our favorite Malbec's.
This restaurant is consistently great. We drive over from Hiawassee, GA, for the best meal around. Recently had the lobster and flounder. Fantastic meal and great service. Reservations are highly recommended.
Would I recommend Fortify to a friend? Yes, I always do. Fortify is a must. Brilliant fare comes from Fortify’s kitchen and bar.
Once again a meal with no disappointments
New grilled octopus was cooked tender to perfection, could be a bit smokier but excellent
The special NC Flounder with lump blue crab was amazing. Still love the daily made assortment of bread.
We had our if town friends with us and they were sad to only be eating there one night as there were so many things still on the menu to taste!
We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Fortify for our 37 year anniversary. The staff was very attentive and the atmosphere casual and comfortable. We will definitely be back!
Food was absolutely great and the service was excellent. We were out for a anniversary dinner and we were very pleased with the entire experience.