Fortify Kitchen and Bar
Great as usual.
As always, the drinks were exceptional. Ordered the chowder as an appetizer ... kitchen had run out. Ordered the lobster picatta as an entree. Disappointed with the portion ... no more than 4 bites ... one measley caper.
My wife and I absolutely enjoy eating here. The service is amazing!, Every meal we have had was spectacular. (( I only wish they would open a location in Franklin ))
Everything was as usual. But the pork loin special was over cooked and on the dry side. The pork cheek appetizer was great.
Great job food and great staff!
This is one of our favorite restaurants. As always food was outstanding and service is exceptional.
Dinner is always amazing. Cisco was very attentive as was Shane. Fortify is my happy place! Thanks guys
Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere!
ALWAYS EXCELLENT! Great service, wonderful meal, and friendly atmosphere for first timers in the area and those of us lucky enough to live nearby.
One of the best meals we ever had! Loved the Gouda Fritters!!
Perfect. The food and the service were outstanding.
I have eaten at Fortify many times over the past few years and have never been disappointed in any of the meals I have had. They really focus on excellent preparations of a variety of farm to table dishes. The service is always top notch. They make you feel like part of the family when you dine there. Our experience on Friday night was excellent. All 4 of us that were dining together continue to be amazed at the consistent quality that Fortify is able to deliver, time after time. We look forward to many more great meals there.
Casual dinner with friends. Chicken liver appetizer was to die for as was the butternut squash soup. All entrees were delicious, as usual. This restaurant never disappoints.
The stripper bass was absolutely fantastic! Another great meal and drinks for all of us.
We love Fortify and there staff. It’s our favorite restaurant. Megan is the best server and makes the meal that much more enjoyable.
Was seated very quickly and the service was very smooth. The food was a set menu for New Year’s Eve but the food was great. Good selection. The server was very attentive.
The duck was outstanding and everything at the table was great. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We love coming here for special get together.
Wonderful experience! Great atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Staff very knowledgeable about menu and made you feel welcome. Looking forward to returning.
We had the pork cheeks and fried green tomatoes as appetizers (but the tomatoes are enough for a meal!) For dinner, we chose the crab cakes and duck duet. Both were excellent. The Old Fashion cocktail was also made with a generous hand. From the ambiance and warm greeting at the door, to our knowledgeable and attentive waiter, to the excellent presentation and taste of the meals - this was a five star experience.
Lamb shank, Scallops, and Filet are may favorite dishes here. The cocktails that Carlton makes are just the best as well. Chef always finds a way to make something very special for my Vegan husband too. Highly recommend!
Great, tasty chef prepared meals. Superior service. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Highly recommended.
Wow! Excellent! Couldn't believe the quality for the small town. Must eat at Fortify if you are in Clayton or nearby. Their pizza place next door was great as well.
Rivals any restaurant I’ve been to
Just another Friday night dinner at Fortify! I had the NC wild caught flounder and my wife had the local trout. As usual, the fish was as fresh as any restaurant along the Gulf!!!!! We also had the fried lobster tail appetizer. It too was a good as any fried lobster tail I've had in Atlanta.
Kudo's to Jamie, Jack, Carlton, Chase and all of the staff at Fortify!
The food and service was outstanding!
We took out of town friends for their anniversary
From the moment we walked in we were taking care of. It's a relaxed atmosphere with the staff trained to take care of details. The food, atmosphere and staff were amazing. Definitely a new date night place for us!
Two weeks in a row- fabulously great- worth the 45 minute drive! Duck fat butter is delish!
Best Coq au vin I have had in years. Some folks staying at the same B&B ate there and said the pecan crusted fish (forgot what kind) was wonderful.
Fortify serves excellent food. Our server was also excellent. Unfortunately, we were treated by the hostess as Intruders. The unfriendliness was difficult to understand. We have walked in during lunch and always been pleased. Despite a nearly 5 hour round trip, we made dinner reservations and looked forward to a special evening. We were shuttled to the side as early with a strange explanation by the hostess about only seating so many at a time. The restaurant was mostly empty as our reservation was at 5:30. It was 5:21 when given this comment. We were seated by the door which allowed cold air to blow on us throughout dinner. I should have declined. My wife didn't enjoy the evening due to the rude lack of welcome. Fortify is too nice to be so unwelcoming to I can only presume as nonregulars.
The Grouper special, and the drink special were perfect as were the menu items of Lamb Shank and Oyster Rockefeller appetizer. When people that have already ordered at nearby tables see the Lamb, they immediately excuse themselves and ask you what you were just served, hoping it is whatever they ordered ! LOL ! Oh yeah and the entire staff ? The best !
Nothing beats Fortify. It’s always outstanding and you can’t beat the services.
The whole experience at Fortify was wonderful! The service was attentive, the cocktails were delicious, and the food was great. I will be bringing friends back here soon.
Great food, fun & genuine server, Megan. Would go back in a heart beat.
We use this restaurant as a barometer for other restaurants. If another restaurant is great, we say they are "Fortify" Great. We have eaten in a lot of Atlanta restaurants that are way more expensive, and this beats them by taste AND price. Fortify is amazing and Chef Jamie Allred is a REAL talent. So glad that he chose the North GA Mountains to call home!
Recommend Fortify for ALL the above listed items. Only item lacking was Jack's smiling
face to greet us during our meal.
We drove an hour to enjoy our anniversary dinner, and Fortify did not disappoint! Soup, Entree and dessert were all fabulous.
Always exceptional and delicious! Carlton also makes the BEST cocktails. Never disappointed.
After eating at Fortify for several years I find that they are consistent in quality and innovation. They continue to offer one of a kind items such as the Beet Risotto I recently had. They can compete with any Atlanta restaurant - probably blindfolded! What an addition to Clayton!
Yet another wonderful experience. Food was spot on. Manny was an excellent server and Carlton his usual sociable self while making sure everything was humming along. Until next time!
Amazing food, atmosphere, cocktails, staff and the list could go on and on!