Fortify Kitchen and Bar

4.9
1414 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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G
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had wished for! Trout and bison short ribs were good but the flourless chocolate cake was divine!!

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JG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

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

Had a very nice anniversary dinner.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience.
Staff is top drawer and the food was spectacular.
Great service... high value.
Looking forward to going back again very soon!

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n
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are ALWAYS excellent. After 5 years. They just keep getting better

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WW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience in every aspect. Friendly and very competent wait staff and well thought out menu. The only issue which could be improved is that of decreasing the amount of noise; not a " show stopper ", but something which should be examined.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in the area. Have been going for years as very consistent

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PY
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to dine at Fortify Kitchen and to visit Clayton, Ga. It was an absolute treat. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend. My friends and I tried 3 different entree's and they were all wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our experience’ Can’t wait to go back!

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JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great staff and service. Bartenders are fantastic but the food for the most part just doesn't taste well or even pair well . Fritters are great and hard to mess up a steak , other than that you will he disappointed veering any further off the menu.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fried green tomatoes and fried oysters were excellent. The trout was a little overpowered by the pecans and served on a bed of collard greens. The trout absorbed some of the juices from the collards. The waiter immediately offered another selection or to remove the charge. I would definitely go back.

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r
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After being away in Jan. and going away again for the remainder of Feb. we HAD to try a few new menu items as well as the fish special (and app. special and dessert special) and ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hope Jack and Jamie let the new items on the menu remain until we return in March ! Because, the few we did get to try were as expected unique and VERY tasty. Oh yeah,,, and as always the entire staff was incredibly helpful and fun. If you don't have a relaxing and fun time here … it's got to be your own fault.

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DP
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is unusual to be in town on a Tuesday night, but my wife and I were, so we ate at Fortify. We sat at the bar and were served and entertained by Carlton!! We each had the trout, which is always delicious. I was surprised to see that even on a Tuesday night, there is a good following of regulars there to eat!!!

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D
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food, drinks and presentation were all excellent as usual. Service not up to par after seated in back room. 15 minutes to wait on anyone saying hello at the table is not great. Never got my beet salad nor was it mentioned again. Had to grab silverware off of adjacent table after entrees arrived. Just a bit surprised at service after being closed for 2 weeks. Of course I’ll be back. Best place in town.

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E
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We made a reservation for a Saturday at 530 and arrived 15 min early, so they asked us to have a drink at the bar and they would seat us closer to our time. They forgot about us until we said something at 550, at which point we were told they had actually cancelled our reservation. They did not apologize, the lead host actually just blamed his younger female coworker, which felt weird. We ended up seated at a small two top next to the bar looking out onto the street, right in the front window. Completely different than sitting at a table in the dining room, especially once It got very crowded. Other patrons literally on top of us at one point (not their fault, they were celebrating at the bar, but not what I envisioned when I made a dinner reservation) so we ended up eating and getting out of there quick as we could. Did not stay for dessert though I hear it is good. We had planned this as a night out as two young parents, and the whole experience was just kind of disappointing. The food was good, nothing that blew our minds. Our server did a good job, but it was nothing that made up for the overall experience. Was particularly surprised that there was no kind of apology. Would definitely visit downtown Clayton again but don’t intend to be back there unless it’s for a quick happy hour cocktail and bounce.

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J
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new menu is excellent! All four of us had different items and they were each wonderful. Worth the 45 minute drive

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S
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a fantastic experience!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual.

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RH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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SW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 ))

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JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Everything was as usual. But the pork loin special was over cooked and on the dry side. The pork cheek appetizer was great.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job food and great staff!

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RN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. As always food was outstanding and service is exceptional.

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SA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner is always amazing. Cisco was very attentive as was Shane. Fortify is my happy place! Thanks guys

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere!

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PS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS EXCELLENT! Great service, wonderful meal, and friendly atmosphere for first timers in the area and those of us lucky enough to live nearby.

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we ever had! Loved the Gouda Fritters!!

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KL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. The food and the service were outstanding.

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NG
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The stripper bass was absolutely fantastic! Another great meal and drinks for all of us.

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MP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Fortify and there staff. It’s our favorite restaurant. Megan is the best server and makes the meal that much more enjoyable.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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KA
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Great atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Staff very knowledgeable about menu and made you feel welcome. Looking forward to returning.

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FS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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S
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, tasty chef prepared meals. Superior service. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Highly recommended.

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JM
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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P
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rivals any restaurant I’ve been to

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