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citico's restaurant at WindRiver

Citico’s Restaurant

Inside a beautiful Inn nestled in the WindRiver Community and on the shore of serene Tellico Lake, awaits an unforgettable dining experience. Citico’s Restaurant features intimate, reservation-preferred dining and seasonal, farm-to-table dishes from award-winning Chef Robert Allen. Enjoy lakeside sunsets from every white-linen table. Chef Allen and his talented team have cultivated a fresh, local approach to Southern cuisine with emphasis on the farm to table experience. With premiere service and an ever-evolving wine cellar, Citico’s sets the bar in the Knoxville area for an unforgettable dining experience.

  • Intimate, Gourmet Dining
  • Award-Winning Chef
  • Fresh, Seasonal Dishes
  • Lakefront Dining
  • Breathtaking Views
  • Robust Wine Selection
  • Special Events
  • Catering

Robert Allen is the Certified Executive Chef of Citico’s Restaurant at WindRiver. Chef Allen is originally from Texas, where he worked as the Executive Sous Chef at Escondido Golf and Lake Club in Horseshoe Bay. A graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy in Austin, Chef Allen sat on the school’s advisory board and also served as secretary for the Austin Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. In 2019, Chef Allen earned his Certified Executive Chef accreditation from the American Culinary Federation, which operates the most comprehensive culinary certification program in the world. He currently serves as the 2nd Vice President of the A.C.F. Smoky Mountain Chapter. With more than 18 years of industry experience, Chef oversees multiple aspects of the kitchen operations at Citico’s, including the design and execution of seasonal menus. Under Chef Allen’s direction, Citico’s is well-positioned to deliver on its promise of a delicious and distinctive waterfront dining experience that’s unlike anything in East Tennessee.

  • Attire is business casual.
  • Reservations Preferred.
  • Please call to notify us if you are unable to honor your reservation.

Citico’s offers a catering experience as unique as your event. Citico’s specializes in distinctive offerings that match the tone and feel of your event. Our executive chef creates menus designed to delight with plated offerings, buffet setups, hors d’oeuvre collections, and dessert selections. Our professional event staff helps you customize your menu to satisfy a range of tastes and nearly any budget and ensures that your event goes smoothly from first service to last bite. Make your menu and your event memorable with Citico’s Catering.

  • Gourmet Selections
  • Flexible Options
  • Professional Staff


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5:00-10:00 PM

Every Sunday
10:30 AM-2:00 PM

Happy Hour | 4:00-6:00 PM



2698 Oakum Court
Lenoir City, TN 37772

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