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Citico's

4.6
323 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
Inside the beautiful Lakeside Inn overlooking Tellico Lake, Citico’s 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday (5:00 - 10:00 pm). Brunch: Sunday (10:30am - 2:00 pm).
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Phone number
(865) 986-0009
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Allen
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Catering
Contact us directly for information about catering at 865-986-0009.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lighthouse Point Dr.
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Parking details
Parking directly in front. A shuttle service is available for large events.
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Public transit
None
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Entertainment
On special occasions, Citico's offers Jazz Trio's and the sounds of Big Band classics such as Tommy Dorsey.
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Special events & promotions
Visit us at www.windriverliving.com/events or call 865-986-0009.
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

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.

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What 323 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Divine dinner and great staff! Will definitely visit again and also want to try Sunday Brunch, the menu sounded delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Staff was very attentive and accommodated all of our requests with ease. Very good food

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Sunday Brunch after Easter and the food was delicious. The service is outstanding, the chefs and servers would talk to you and ask if they can do anything for us. It is one of our favorites and go to places. The place was packed. My bloody mary was excellent, great coffee. The only item on the menu I would say was not up to par was the fried chicken. The wings were just right but the breast were a little dry. The thighs were very good according to my wife. Look, you won't break the bank at this place, but you will experience fine dining with the best service around. We will definitely be going back again.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent meal!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Me and my wife recently had Valentine's Day dinner and it was so enjoyable that we ended up bringing my Mother for Sunday Brunch. It was absolutely delicious! we will be back!

-Roberto Garcia

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellence food , amidst is amazing. Life just relaxing. Place close to the city but far away from hustle and bustle.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I ordered the short ribs entree and it was delicious. However, the other three in our party were somewhat disappointed. The bison ribeye had a grisly vein running through it and the other dishes were not explained well, so their dished were not what they expected. We still had a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

A+ meal and service (thanks Ashley). Worth the drive for a wonderful dinner. You won’t be disappointed. Have yet to try the Sunday brunch but have heard good things.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Awesome meal. Attentive service.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

While everything was presented beautifully, the taste of the dishes were just okay. One exception, the Brussel sprouts were Devine! Wife definitely did not care for the chicken fried lamb chops. Beautiful place and pleasant servers.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Once again, we’ve just had a wonderful evening at Citico’s! Chef Robert and all the staff were extremely attentive and friendly. Every dish was phenomenal. My husband and I personally love the brussel sprouts starter. It’s always a pleasure and worth the drive!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Beautiful setting for restaurant. Excellent service. Food was very good and unique. Portion of entrees was small.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We were going to a Lady Vols game that day and we decided to have brunch on the way up. What we found at Citicos was great food and no so loud like most brunch places are around this area now. Best Prime Rib I have eaten in years. Much to choose from. Staff was friendly. Just to be in a hurry some of the service is slow due to they also cook items off the menu to go with the brunch.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was quick, attentive and efficient. The food was almost too good. We ate much more than intended. We also had a lovely table by the window although after a winter rainstorm the view was not what it is in the spring.
Citico is a regular dining venue for our special occasions.
Keep up the great work.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great ambience and food! Perfect for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Citico always offers a superb meal and wonderful atmosphere. The chef is fantastic and the dishes are carefully prepared and always excellent. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, and the wine list is fantastic. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in East TN.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

After spending almost $900 on dinner my party and I decided to go downstairs for one more cocktail before leaving. We were quickly approached by staff and told that we would need to pay an additional $25/person to be able to stay downstairs. I found this very unprofessional and poor business conduct.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great restaurant, location and facilities top notch, food and selection excellent. I have been to this restaurant 6 times, my only issue is you need to check your bill. Only restaurant I frequent where they consistently make errors on the bill, not minor ones, but major, need to check your bill before you pay.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our second visit. Went on Christmas Eve. The buffet was wonderful and the decorations were beautiful. The roasted brussel sprouts were to die for! If I could afford it, we'd make it a monthly outing. Can't do a $100+ dinner for 2 very often but this was a great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

As always Chef Allen delivers a great brunch! Dinners are terrific but, I really love the special occasion brunch.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Citico is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is consistently good, a little pricey, accompanied with an ambience conducive to good conversation without having to shout to be heard. This is a not a place to come if you expect plates piled high with food. The portions are more appropriate in size and excellent in quality.

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Love this restaurant however this was not the typical experience. It was a buffet and we had a rather late reservation. The food was cold clearly picked over and some items in short supply or nonexistent. Service was great and of course you can’t beat the ambiance. Certainly not our best experience.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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