Fortify Kitchen and Bar
Sylvan Falls Mill cornmeal crusted Carolina Mountain rainbow trout, lemon scented heirloom rice pilaf, Georgia pecan brown butter, fresh dill pesto
grilled 6-ounce Blalock black angus beef tenderloin, roasted fingerling potatoes with Orchard Valley Farm oyster mushrooms, creamed spinach, house made steak sauce, truffled duck fat butter
house made smoked gouda pimento cheese, fried, served with Hillside Orchard Farm strawberry-five pepper jelly-mustard sauce
The food is fresh, high quality, and well-prepared. Very pleasant atmosphere and cordial wait staff. Our first choice of dining when we are in the area.
Fortify's food and service never disappoints! Everything served was great and we had a great time as well!
Each dish was very good except for the Summer Salad which we had to send back. Service was excellent! All "employees" were wearing masks but we were disappointed none of the customers we saw at the bar were wearing masks, including those who were eating at the bar and who were not 6 feet apart and the bar was packed! We felt sorry for the employees working the bar that customers were being so disrespectful of the their well being.
This was our 3rd time dining at Fortify and we are never disappointed! Always thrilled with food & service. Joseph and Tyler- bartender & server were delightful and made our experience even more wonderful! The mountain trout is my fav. Hubby had the striped bass special and loved it! And he tried a new wine he was crazy about!!!The lettuce wrap starter was scrumptious!
For the first time, I was disappointed in my food and just as disappointed in myself that I didn’t call it to someone’s attention! But the ribeye was terrible!! It was tasteless except for the chimichurri sauce spread on top BUT it was also tough! My husband shamed me for ordering it to begin with and I think that’s why I didn’t speak up. The next night we had a fabulous steak at Longhorn and didn’t have to drive almost 3hrs to get it.
Food was fantastic, drinks were perfect, service great and the atmosphere wonderful. Might try a seat in the back next time for a slightly quieter experience.
Fabulous dinner, every morsel was cooked to perfection. Our server Joseph was knowledgeable and attentive from the minute we sat down until we left. I always recommend newbies start with the gouda fritters and when selecting a main course the filet, seafood special or grit bowl never disappoint.
It's always a pleasure to dine @ Fortify. We will continue to keep it in the rotation.
I eat here often and have never had anything that was less than amazing!!! Service is always great as well.
We had a great date night at Fortify. The gouda pimento cheese balls and fried green tomatoes were delicious, and everyone enjoyed their entrees (osso buco, scallops, seafood platter). The bartender makes a mean Old Fashioned! Will definitely be back!
As usual the Fortify experience was wonderful. The food and service were top notch.
Absolutely delicious! A must when visiting anywhere near Clayton.
Excellent food and service. Unique menu with a variety of choices.
Excellent food—good social distancing and helpful staff!
Had a reservation and arrived on time but still waiting about 15 min for a table;
We were seated in back room of the restaurant; not very pretty of a room; small pictures placed high; I say ‘no pretty’ I am only comparing to the ‘front room’ of the restaurant which is well decorated and is interesting with items on the walls; back room is noisy overall; we have enjoyed meals in the front room often;
Food and service always outstanding;
We had good food and good service. I wish the tables would have been farther apart for social distancing. One young man who was serving us would take down his masks to speak to us which kind of defeats the purpose.
The food was very good but we were rushed through our dinner. I understand that it was on a holiday weekend but we didn't have a chance to order wine to accompany our dinner. We ordered drinks and an appetizer and the appetizer hit the table in 20 seconds! Drinks, not so much. We weren't finished with the appetizer and salads were delivered. The same happened with our main course. Rush...rush...rush.
This was a 40th wedding anniversary celebration and I made the restaurant aware of that when making the reservation. Not a mention of that by anyone on the staff. One more thing: I sent a message to the restaurant telling them about of this later that evening. I have yet to hear from that. Something to consider.
When we saw that Jamie was making his 'famous' (at least to anyone that's has them) ribs, and that they were also serving Halibut as the fish special, we knew we would make a reservation ASAP.
Can an average size 70 year old man and his small wife of 50 years actually eat a the fried green tomato appetizer, a full rack of ribs, the Halibut, and ice cream, along with wine ?
Wouldn't even think of it if it wasn't outstanding ! Thanks to social distancing not many people had to watch.
Overall, it was a really good meal. The hush puppies on my seafood platter could be improved (smaller size, more onion and spices). The shrimp were great. I was surprised that no combination of shrimp and oysters and crab cake was offered on a “Seafood Platter”. I was pleased that we were seated in the back room, where social distancing was more evident than up front, since we are both over 70. I hope this can be used as a constructive review as it was not a bad experience for us. We will eat here again.
Superlative cuisine, preparation and service. Overall enjoyable event.
Restaurant manager did stop by to inquire as to our satisfaction with the evening.
Outstanding food and service. Everyone was so nice and hospitable. Four of us sampled much of the menu; everything was excellent!
Fortify always delivers we make reservations 2 weeks before coming to make sure we’re able to enjoy their fabulous food and service is always excellent
We loved our food and the service. Everything was absolutely outstanding!
So nice to be back at Fortify. Felt normal even in these times. Highly recommend it
I was a little nervous because they had just reopened but it was every bit as good as before. Easily the best place to eat n the area.
Great menu with excellent specials. The wine menu while limited has excellent choices. Best restaurant in Clayton.
We have had excellent meals and service every time we've been to Fortify. It's our favorite and we have to drive an hour and 30 minutes each way just to dine there.
Fortify was a lovely dining experience. Food was delicious and beautiful. Service was on point. Thanks for a great evening.
Everything about this space is top shelf. Andrew took care of us ~ staff is always friendly, food always above par, atmosphere is totally welcoming . . . . A favorite spot.
Flawless reservation and seating. Enjoyed the Red Snapper special with an Asian flare, really tasty. My date had the trout, a stake and really good too. Thanks all!!
A bit of Asian flavor with the evenings special fish dish at Fortify ?????
The food was absolutely delicious. The drinks and service were impeccable. The only reason we don’t give 5 stars is because we were stuck in the back even though we had reservations in a room that must normally be a banquet room. No windows, no ambience.
We celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary on June 25th! We had the pleasure of dining at Fortify two weeks prior for our daughters wedding. We live in Blue Ridge, Ga and wish this type of awesome food with exceptional service was available where we live.
Driving up once a month to enjoy this experience is now on our calendar!
Cheers to you!
Erick & Candace Youngberg
This was an amazing meal! The first meal that I have eaten out since the Covid outbreak. The service was excellent and our meal was just delightful. I had been told Fortify was the best restaurant and I raise my hand to second that motion . Great job everyone!
Being new to the small town of Clayton we were both amazed at the high quality of food, drinks and service. Would highly recommend.
A great dining experience. Excellent food and service!!
Best meal we have ever had! So good to be able to dine in! Love the new items on the menu!
We have been coming here since it opened. I lost my husband in December and now when my children visit from New England and South Carolina and New York, this is my go to place!! They love it. You two are doing a spectacular job.. AAAAA+
As always, great food and service. I’ve never had anything I don’t like here. Always makes for a great date night out! It’s our favorite place in the area.
OpenTable ダイナー1869名によるFortify Kitchen and Barの評価は4.8☆です。