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  3. Distance: 5.70mi
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About Citico's

Inside the magnificent Lakeside Inn overlooking Tellico Lake, Citico’s Restaurant & Club offers an intimate, elegant fine dining experience featuring seasonal, farm-to-table dishes from award-winning Chef Robert Allen. Dinner Thursday to Saturday (5-10 pm) and Sunday Brunch (10:30am-2 pm) by reservation only. Named Open Table 2015 Diners' Choice Winner. Named Wine Spectator 2016 Award of Excellence Winner.

2698 Oakum Court
Lenoir City, TN 37772
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday (5:00 - 10:00 pm). Brunch: Sunday (10:30am - 2:00 pm).

Cross Street:
Lighthouse Point Dr.

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(865) 986-0009

Website:
http://www.citicos.com/

Entertainment:
On special occasions, Citico's offers Jazz Trio's and the sounds of Big Band classics such as Tommy Dorsey.

Catering:
Contact us directly for information about catering at 865-986-0009.

Parking Details:
Parking directly in front. A shuttle service is available for large events.

Public Transit:
None

Executive Chef:
Robert Allen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit us at www.windriverliving.com/events or call 865-986-0009.

Private Dining

WindRiver and Citico’s offers a variety of private dining spaces for different kinds of events from a couple’s intimate anniversary celebration to a lively corporate holiday party. Let us know what you’re celebrating and we’ll find the space that perfectly suits your occasion.

Citico's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Worth the Drive (16)
Waterfront (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Scenic View (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We left on Sunday talking nonstop about all we enjoyed at brunch. The most flavorful prime rib that I have ever eaten, the taste of rosemary making it so. Wonderful gumbo - our guest's four bowls full attesting to its rich flavor. Creamy mac and cheese, a step high above most restaurant 's version. These were just some of the highlights which will make us return soon. The window table gave us a perfect view on the lovely fall day. With excellent service as well, it was a fine decision to dine here on our way to Dollywood. Worth the $25 - Yes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Casual
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ambiance is wonderful - hard to find around Lenoir City/Maryville. Loved the lake view and the food was terrific! Would definitely go again. although has to be for brunch because dinner is out of our price range.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Seasonal, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was my second dining experience here. The first was a dinner and this experience was to try the Sunday Brunch. The food was delicious and there were many options to chose from. I thought a few more desserts could be offered. It is worth the drive and the setting is so relaxing and peaceful.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The staff was very observant and especially helpful. The meals were well prepared and exceptionally tastey. Really nice night.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had a great experience. Service was excellent. I found the menu to be somewhat limited.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent restaurant experience. We ate both dinner and Sunday brunch there this past weekend. Chef Robert is quite talented and accommodating. He visited with our party on both occasions. Looking forward to dining there in the future.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Party of seven and everyone enjoyed thr service, food, scenery and efficiency of service. All servers who attend us was very pleasant and friendly. A wonderful night out to enjoy friendship and dinner. A couple again today mentioned how much they enjoyed the evening. Thank you and the staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Nothing but superlatives !!! Great food, great service, great ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

For our birthdays, my wife and I were here. The best restaurant in East Tennessee

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! A 6,500 square foot custom home (beautifully designed and decorated on the lake in scenic and secluded golf course development) transformed into the most lovely dining destination. Driving in must be what George Vanderbilt felt like getting to his homesite. Once arriving at this gem, you won't want to leave. Chef Robert was a delight, food incredible, and downstairs bar area a must to see. Scallops were perfect; dessert heavenly!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As always, we enjoyed our evening very much. Friends went with us for the first time and they thought it was outstanding! Usually, however, they do acknowledge a special event, and did not do so this time!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Took a different approach to this birthday dinner and decided to choose shared plates instead of standard dinner entrees. After a cup each of the smoked carrot soup, we shared duck crepes, beef cheeks, brussels sprouts with pork belly, and crab pasta carbonara. All were delicious. We ordered each plate separately for a perfectly spaced meal and with wine it was a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fantastic restaurant, my wife and I love it.
We will always go back to Citicos!

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

I was dissapointed in the overall experience. One meal, pork chop, was inedible, our waiter dumped a full glass of water as he set the table. The desserts were not up to par.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was our 4th time in 2 1/2 years. First two times the food was very good. Last year we came for our anniversary and the food was just ok. One year later we thought we would try again on September 9. Same story. The food just was not up to par. Pork tough and over cooked. Shrimp and grits not good as well. Nice place but with marginal food, especially for the price.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The ambience and food was great. My only constructive feedback is that our service was not attentive. We didn't have our water refilled, champagne refilled or bread refreshed without asking. I would go back but would be cautious on the service.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food except the brisket hash browns were so. Ur t I couldn't eat them

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

One word...fantastic!! Will recommend to all of our friends and look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Chef Robert and his staff do a great job! Excellent menu and service. Citico is our place to go for a special celebration--or really enjoyable evening out.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was our second visit to this hidden gem. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is very appealing, and the service is outstanding. Chef Robert will even visit your table for special requests, and to make sure that everything is perfect.

Although it is on the upper end of the price scale, I think that the total experience is worth the price. I will certainly plan another special evening at Citico's.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was a birthday celebration. Everything was wonderful - the ambiance, service, cuisine, wine selection, the small details, etc. We decided to commemorate our birthday celebrations each and every year at Citico's. Thank you for your dedication to excellence.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food and service as always. The location is unique and quite beautiful. Chef Robert Allen runs a great kitchen.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great venue. Loved the quaintness. Food was very good. Reasonable prices for an upscale restaurant. Will come again!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Citico's is excellent. So many restaurants have become loud, crowded and food is measured in quantity rather than quality. Citico has great food, the atmosphere is classy and the service is impeccable. If you are looking for a spot for a special dinner - Citico's is it. My wife and I will definitely return for another meal.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I have enjoyed this restaurant on many occasions. This time I was disappointed that I could not park in a handicapped space because they only have one and it was occupied. This needs to change as there are a lot of handicapped people living in this area. I had to walk quite a distance for me. This time I did not feel the food was worth the price. Taste was good but portions were small and prices were higher. This will stop me from returning except maybe for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Years and years have passed, with the whispers of Citico's titillating culinary exquisiteness repeating through diners' satisfied literary palates. What is Citico's, set amongst the nether regions of East Tennessee within a private upscale developmental rural community? One word I give, on a five star scale accustomed with OpenTable reviews: Accommodating! Aside from food and beverage quality, no other factor is more important in the restaurant industry. From table, to taste, to time, to tendency; Citico's followed through with accommodating every whim, where possible; and that is not simply an accommodation, but a devotion, to culinary excellence, vinicultural staff on hand, and focal point to disciplined service; which says a lot about the multitude of depth with the proprietors and on duty mangers, executive chef Mr. Robert Allen, and waitstaff, down to the table attendants and dish washers. If one segment, I, or my date, disagreed with; I felt from my attendees at Citico's, that no matter what, that I, and my date, would eventually be satisfied even if we had to collaborate with waitstaff to get a request made-to-order, exemplifying the very nature of what it means to accommodate. The only significant criticism is with restaurant upkeep within the restroom, maintaining adequate towels to dry wet washed hands, which ultimately, I had to restock myself by venturing into the restroom cabinets, but, this is a minute determination in the quality and totality of an eating establishment; so, well done Citico's, well done all around. Thank you Citico's!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

As always Citico's was wonderful! Chef Robert's creativity was once again on the mark. I would highly recommend Citico's if you are looking for a unique dining experience. From the bread, appetizer, salad, main course and dessert , everything was freshly prepared and delicious. The service was perfect also. We enjoyed our last visit and will be back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was excellent and the staff very helpful in choosing selections. We did not feel rushed at any time as the timing as to when we ordered any portion of the meal entirely up to us

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Perfect place to celebrate any special occasion.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My wife and I like salads and ordered different ones, both of which were sent back as inedible. The side items withe the scallops were inedible as well. Disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This was our third visit and we have enjoyed every meal. Brunch first time. Birthday dinner upstairs second time (was excellent) and ate in bar downstairs (appetizers) last time. There was an awesome singer there last time, Lala Logan. It's definitely a little "out of the way" but worth the trip.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

We go to Citico's every summer when passing through the area visiting family. It is always a highlight of our trip.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Do not want my comment public. Sufficient to say a letter was mailed to Citico's regarding our experience

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal Saturday evening. My steak was delicious, and my wife enjoyed her entree too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Citicos is our favorite for a special occasion.We go early to have drinks outside by the river.The staff is friendly and gracious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Just not the environment we enjoy dining

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Just simply awesome! Great place to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Outstanding food and service. First class ambiance and friendly atmosphere. Wonderful for special occasions or weekend dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 22, 2017

For some reason service was very slow the evening we were there. Unknown if they had staff who didn't show or kitchen staff that didn't show. When we were being "attended to" the service was at the level we always expect. However, we went too long without service at times. Example: I had to go find our bottle of wine to pour refills for us during our dinner as there wasn't a single server anywhere to be seen. Wine is not kept at your table but, instead, is placed on a counter nearby as it does help keep the areas between tables less cluttered. In spite of this, the food, as always, was exceptional! Keep it up Chef Robert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The wait staff were friendly and helpful. We are lactose sensitive and they cheerfully modified an entree. The food was outstanding and even while we ate, we were planning our next meal we would have there.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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