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!
We are regulars to this restaurant. To be honest the service is always fantastic and the bar selection is a great value. But the food selection is somewhat sterile and doesn’t change very much. The quality of the food is somewhat inconsistent but Usually taste great nonetheless. We have tried some other local restaurants and find ourselves going to those more often than fortify simply based on a better rotating menu.
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner, and service by Michael was excellent. Our halibut special, plus the ceviche and pork appetizers were well prepared and delicious. Serving sizes were just right, and our wine was a wonderful pairing for the meal. We'll be going again.
Joey our waiter did an excellent job. We have never been disappointed with your place. We will be back again for sure. Keep it up.
Rocky and Susan from Dawsonville Ga.
Best Cæsar salad ever! Delicious scallops! Amazing chocolate torte. My second time there and certainly not my last. Well worth the 1:45 drive from Atlanta.
We were pleasantly surprised with our dinner at Fortify. Coming up from Atlanta, it poppped up on our restaurant radar and we had no idea what to expect. We were blown away with the quality food, ambiance and service. We can't wait to go back next time we are in Clayton!
I almost hate writing a super favorable review of Fortify -- from fear that word will get out and they will get even busier and it will get even harder to get in! This place is a somewhat hidden NE Georgia culinary gem. Unique farm-to-table menu items ... delicious herbal specialty cocktails ... friendly servers, like Jeremy and Avril ... an owner/cook that insists upon super high quality and freshness in food and service. I have enjoyed this place very much for several years and hope that they will keep up the excellent work.
The service was wonderful and the food was great. My wife had the filet and said it was the best she can remember having. We also both have sellfish and seafood allergies and the they went into detail how careful they are with that and all they do to accommodate it. We will be back soon
Amazing food and service! Jeremy (our server) was wonderful! The food was truly 5 star farm to table. We had the rainbow trout and the halibut entrees. Both were fabulous! This restaurant does not disappoint. We made another reservation before we left that evening.
one of the best meals i've had there ... but we really missed Carlton!!
The food was amazing!! The restaurant temperature was hot and the water served was room temperature with no ice. Other than that this place is so good. I will definitely return.
Excellent food, super service, and great atmosphere! The smoked Gouda fritters are a must! Had the fillet and the special for the evening, wreck fish. Both were delicious! Specialty cocktails were refreshing and the chocolate salted caramel tart was very rich and oh so yummy! We will be back!
Overall excellent as usual. However, the baked burrata was a cloying disappointment. All else — fried green tomatoes, rib eye steak Charleston grits cakes, drinks, just fine.
Reviews are formulated on not just a singular visit---where things can go very right or the other direction. Fortify has earned a very high place in my rankings due to consistent excellence over many visits. Am hoping they keep the attention to details focused and have a very long and successful tenure.
Hard to believe such a nice, higher end restaurant with such delicious food and terrific service can be found in little Clayton, GA. Love this place.
The food is always amazing and it's fresh farm to table ! I love that they buy local and Georgia grown products. They change up their menu periodically depending on the season . They make really good cocktails and have a nice variety of whiskey on hand. We are always satisfied when we eat here !
Consistently delicious food and great service!
Took an old friend that's visiting from 'up North ' and as there weren't very many southern items on the menu we managed to order lots of foods quickly. She was truly impressed not only with the food but especially with the 'Southern Hospitality extended my the entire staff including bar keeps, waiters, bus people and numerous Management people rarely seen 'up North'
Always enjoy Fortify and this last visit was not an exception - just the the best. They have exceptional food and service, and it's a wonderful atmosphere. We look forward to our rerurn to Fortify when visiting N. Georgia again.
We were staying in Clayton for my husbands birthday. He did his research for restaurants in town and decided Fortify was the place to go. We made reservations online. No wait when we arrived. Joseph took excellent care of us. Our choice of dinner was THE best we have ever had. Husband had the boar. I had the Grit bowl. Such a cool and friendly staff. Fortify, you are two hours away but I’LL BE BACK
A little noisy in the back room without any dampening. Disappointed that there was no fruit cobbler as I always so enjoy! Will be back
Love,love,loved it! Intimate,delightful and delicious ! Definitely will go back for more,
Having dined in most major US cities, The Market Place in Asheville NC has been my favorite restaurant in the whole World for decades. It was just displaced buy Fortify based on my July 3, 2019 dinner experience. Bravo!
Wonderful GLUTEN FREE options. The food is delicious and the waitstaff is wonderful. This is a must visit if you are staying In Clayton.
We wish the wait staff would speak louder. While we can hear the background noise makes it difficult to understand. This happens often and really the only negative thing about this nice restaurant
The food there is always so good and to be able to have fresh ingredients makes a difference. The shrub drinks are so delightful. Thus was our first experience with shrub drinks, now I rarely have anything else. And the staff is just a delight.
Great meal, I had the ceviche $13 as a appetizer and the Wild Boar @ $29 as an entree. Both were great the boar was tender and tasty with 6 small but filling ringlets. The ceviche prepared in a small martini glass, was full of seafood and a mild lime taste . My wife had the trout and our friends had the chicken and the boar as well they both loved the taste of their chicken and trout. Our boar was accompanied with mashed potatoes with a spicy churchuri sauce very tasty and asparagus perfectly cooked. We love coming here there’s always something different but we know we will always get a consistent tasty meal reasonbly priced.
Waitress and staff were very atentive. Food was delicious.
the food that we had was very good. However, the room was extremely noisy. Our waited either did not hear us or did not listen, but we did not receive the special appetizer we ordered. The salad that we ordered was not the one served. The main course was very good. We opted to share all the courses and we were surprised to be charged and extra $8 for sharing. This was not stated anywhere in the menu.
It was our anniversary and they did give us a complimentary dessert, which was a nice touch.
We would probably try it again, as the food was very good.
Fortify has the best drinks best food and extremely good servers. Never go wrong eating theirs
We made reservations for 8pm on Open Table with the last seating showing st 8:45 pm. We were coming from Atlanta and ran into a major accident and then construction. I moved the reservation back on Open table after the accident hold up. When we hit 1 lane construction- I called the restaurant and told them that we would be closer to 8:45 pm.
We pulled into the parking space directly in front of the restaurant at 8:48 PM and were denied a table Every seat at the bar was full and food was still coming out of the kitchen and although they knew that we had been driving for 2 hours and 45 minutes, they would not serve us.
Zero flexibility or empathy that drove 2 1/2 hours to eat in their restaurant.
We walked in to their pizza restaurant next-door. They too had just close down their pizza ovens, but a very kind and friendly waitress looked at us and without us having to say a word she understood what was going on we walked in to their pizza restaurant next-door. They too had just close down their pizza ovens, but a very kind and friendly waitress looked at us and without us having to say a word she understood what was going on she turn the oven back on and allowed us to order a pepperoni pizza.
It was without a doubt, the best pizza I have ever eaten, bar none. We left her a big tip and ate as quickly as we could.
Always good here.
The restaurant was pleasing to the eye and was adorned with great local photography for sale.
Meal was good, just not as good as I expected. Food was of great quality, serving size was perfect, presentation was pleasing, and we both enjoyed the seasonal side. Veal was prepared well to the eye, but tough. My wife had the rib eye, neither of us had a steak knife. Wait staff seemed overwhelmed, service was slow and there were a lot of apologies.
Hostess had little personality, with the vibe of the restaurant and the charm of Clayton I would have expected a more engaging personality.
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
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.
The scallops were and are always perfectly prepared! Great food, great staff and love this farm-to-table restaurant.
Had a wonderful server serve us a wonderful meal on Friday. I had veal and my friend had the filet. All was delicious.
Excellent food and atmosphere. Highly recommend if anyone is in the Clayton Ga. area, you will have to try Fortify.
We always enjoy our dining experience at the Fortify. The food was excellent and Joseph, our server, was outstanding!
This was not our first experience at Fortify. We always enjoy the amazing variety of cuisine and the service is always excellent!
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