Fortify Kitchen and Bar
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.
Always a feast of delight here! As many times as we have been here, it is always a winner! Our visitors always want to eat at the famous FORTIFY.
Service was extremely slow took an hour before we received out entrees. Had to ask for proper cutlery and a drink from manager table server wasn’t around...dessert was cold typically served warm. Have been there many times - seems to be slipping
Always a great meal. The octopus was amazing. Chef knows what he's doing which is a pleasure.
We love the ingenuity of the entrees. Great combination of flavors and seasonings. The menu changes with the seasons and locally sourced foods. It is a must visit every time we are near Clayton.
First-time diners. We enjoyed the rack of lamb and lobster tail entrees. Perfect portions and presentation. Great desserts following. Fortify is certainly worthy of a return trip.
Outstanding food and service. Perfect for a special night out with friends.
Our second visit to this lovely spot! I must say this menu was hands down the best one yet! We will be back!
We always eat at Fortify when we visit Clayton. It never disappoints!! We had a great dinner this past Friday. We tried the tempura asparagus and highly recommend it. Also, fish specials are really outstanding.
yummy yummy in my tummy!! You see what i wrote yet you are asking me to write a review with 50 characters or less? How about you take what the customer wants to write and don't dictate to the customer how much to write? Some customers like me could take exception to this demand!! You got it now?
a gem in Clayton! Visiting for just a few days, and this was a treat to find for our last night's dinner!
Great experience just a bit loud. The bar is in the main dining room and those at the bar had been there a while🤣
Traveling and found this farm to table jewel. It was louder in the bar area, but much quieter in the back room where we dined. Asked the waiter for the go-to appetizer and he was spot on with the Gouda Fritters, a breaded smoked Gouda pimento cheese ball with strawberry five pepper sauce that has me salivating again just describing it. The bread basket had several varieties with two infused butters, one savory and one sweet.
For mains, my son had the special, Parmesan Crusted Halibut with sautéed Ramps and spinach, corn fritters, pistachio tapenade, and tomato basil sauce. The flavors are a delight to your tongue. I had the Pork Porterhouse - dry-rubbed grilled 12 oz. Heritage Farm pork T-Bone, buttermilk mashed potatoes, bacon bourbon barbecue sauce and beer battered onion rings. If they bottled the barbecue sauce, I would be taking several home.
We were too full to try dessert, but after reading the reviews here, next visit, will definitely make room on my next visit. Have eaten in restaurants more expensive in the US and other countries and Fortify is at the top of my list!! We
Our meal was outstanding, as usual. We started with the tapas tray, which is a great new addition to the menu. I tried the guava lamp cocktail for the first time, and it was excellent. We were a party of three, and each ordered a different entree - the pork, the halibut special and the scallops. Each one was delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable and professional. It was another great evening at Fortify!
We had another overall enjoyable dinner at Fortify. There was a minor issue at the start when no server was assigned to our table. The manager made things right once she was made aware and our dining experience from that point was very good. The Gouda fritters are always a favorite appetizer and the steak special was excellent. Always a good idea to save some room for dessert - YUM! And I can’t forget their wine list, which has ample glass and bottle options. Looking forward to our next visit!
My husband and I split the special. I wish we were told about the 8 dollar splitting fee. Other than that, we had a great overall experience. Thanks!
Fortify never disappoints! Love the food, cocktails and first class service! Top notch all the way!
As usual we had already decided what we'd order from the Fortify email earlier in week ,,,,, but ,,,,,, either missed a 'special' entrée or 'they' snuck one in and now had to rethink dinner. Such a tough life ! But as we had decided on the Halibut adding Wagyu beef was an easy choice and allowed us to have a shared Surf and Turf which is always a favorite ! Which was better ? We won't be surprised to see both of those items on a 'revised' menu soon. Did I mention the delicious salad(s) or the 'special' dessert, or the 'far above normal' staff ? I won't because you'll begin to think I'm a Fortify friend or relative. LOL (NOT)
The fish was fresh, the service very quick and the atmosphere delightful.
As always the food was wonderful and the service also
Excellent as usual
Me and my wife love trying new places to eat. I read your story on line and wanted to try it. I have told others on line and in person about our meals. My wife said one of the best meal she has ever tried. Your quality is and employees were first class. We will be back in 2 weeks and will tell others. We eat a good bit in Highlands and Cashiers but now Clayton Ga. I work with 400 hundred people and they will all know. Thankyou for a great night.
We all had the snapper special, and it was excellent. My husband and I split ours, and the portion sizes were adequate. The vegetable sides, were quite small, however, much smaller than at other Farm to Table restaurants at which we've eaten. The asparagus had only about 4-5 short stalks total. The roasted Brussels sprouts were quite good, as were the green beans. A short pour of red wine was $10. We all shared the chocolate chili creme brûlée, which was good and chocolate-y, but not very spicy. Again, it was quite small for the price. Not a bad serving size for one adult, but certainly not large enough to split. We would go back, and recommend it, with the caveat that it's pricey for what you get.
Very good place to eat!! Top notch
Finding an additional 'special' added to (as expected) a great meal because we had 'surf and turf ' for our shared dinner rather than our planned 'surf and surf'. Great evening and really enjoyed all of the folks working !
Fortify Kitchen and Bar never disappoints!! Amazing food and service. Definitely our favorite in downtown Clayton 🤩
We sat in the back room and were able to have a nice conversation while we ate. The service was excellent; Manny was our server and couldn't have done a better job. The food was great; we shared a selection of appetizers and particularly enjoyed the fried oysters, which were large and cooked perfectly.
Food was great! Service was great! It is a bit expensive, but not too bad, spent $100 after tip for 2 entrees, an appetizer and drinks (beer/wine). We will be visiting again soon!
Great food Great Atmosphere... I highly recommend!
Ending up sitting at the bar. Bartender was excellent!