Fortify Kitchen and Bar

4.9
1550 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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AM
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. The Fried Green Tomato appetizer was absolutely delicious. We both had Filets and they were cooked and seasoned perfectly with amazing sauce. Our service was just the right blend of attentive without being intrusive. Our waiter was very helpful in trying to help me find a favorite earring that I lost too. We will definitely be back next time we’re in the area

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SW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints, always a great experience. Food is amazing, cocktails are delicious and the atmosphere is perfect for date night or a night out with friends.

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SA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops were and are always perfectly prepared! Great food, great staff and love this farm-to-table restaurant.

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KM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful server serve us a wonderful meal on Friday. I had veal and my friend had the filet. All was delicious.

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DF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Highly recommend if anyone is in the Clayton Ga. area, you will have to try Fortify.

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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dining experience at the Fortify. The food was excellent and Joseph, our server, was outstanding!

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MA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not our first experience at Fortify. We always enjoy the amazing variety of cuisine and the service is always excellent!

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C
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

We had reservations for 5:30 Sunday we got a table in the rear. 10 min later they want what drinks we wanted. We got those and another 10 min for order. Mine was a decision between the special the pork chop which I usually get but was told it had a coating on it. Well I can eat arugula becouse could not find out what coating they put on it so I went against my better judgment and ordered the ribeye steak. Well we waited another 45 min and when I got my meal the steak presentation was awful. Everything slopped together two very greasy onion rings. Well I started eating the steak and the knife couldn't cut it. If you serve a poor quality at least give a person a decent knife to cut it. We were at Fortifys 2 years ago and it was very good. Will not be back. I can get the same steak at the cupboard for 1/2 the price and no doubt better. We left instruction in out cabin that future guests please don't get ripped off by going to Fortifys kitchen

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JS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. My favorite North Georgia restaurant.

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h
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Father's Day brunch was delicious! We each enjoyed a cocktail mixed by the amazing and dedicated to perfection Carlton Chamblin. It took a minute to get them, but the place was booked out, and Carlton was solo at the bar. We shared the gouda fritter appetizer and it was eye-crossing good. My main was wild (thank you!) salmon and caesar salad with that fresh-off-the-grill flavor. I would have liked an extra drizzle of that dressing! The father of my children had Crab Oscar with two creamy comfort-food sides. He said he loved it. We cleaned our plates, and brought one fritter home. I wanted half, but being father's day, I didn't ask and let him enjoy it for the second time. What a meal. One complaint - only complaint - is the seating, and it's why we don't visit often. Really don't like the two tops because one person has to sit in a very hard metal chair, facing the wall. Lower benches with mirrors above could have solved half that problem, but too late now. And because the tables are so close in proximity to others, excusing yourself from the booth can be embarrassing, for the one remaining sitting, as well as the one departing. Private conversations are a challenge. Maybe one day when remodeling is due seating can be re-thought. That said - excellent food. If you can go with a party of three or more, do it! Farm-to-table baby!

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JF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Daniel is a great server. I loved the chicken and waffles but do think the potatoes and grits are superfluous. Perhaps a fruit cup would be nice.

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N
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love fortify, food and service is always outstanding!

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t
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, attentive; food was super!

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JW
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the state of Georgia!

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OT
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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A
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The drinks arrived very slow. We had our appetizers before our drinks arrived.

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J
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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VB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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AB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Fortify once a year and love it.

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KD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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TS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was a wonderful dining experience, as always

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BW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in Northeast Georgia. Everything is delicious.

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m
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Fortify! Always on our list when we come to Clayton.

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SD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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MG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun! Great service and food and value!!

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RS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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C
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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r
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience is outstanding. The food is always delicious.

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KO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fortify never disappoints. From the front reception to the dessert, the service is excellent.

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O
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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m
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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BB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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AZ
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband but, we enjoy celebrating our wedding anniversary every year by eating at Fortify! We love ❤️ everything about Fortify!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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N
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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P
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TP
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious! Start to finish, dinner was fabulous!!! My favorite restaurant in Clayton!!!

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ribs special was delicious!!

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