Linger
Linger

Linger

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lingerdenver.com/
  • Phone: 3039933120x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday 4:00 - 6:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Justin Cucci
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Umatilla
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet on site.
A word from Linger
Linger, the second concept behind Root Down's Chef/Owner Justin Cucci is located in Denver's Lower Highlands neighborhood. Linger’s vibrant menu reflects a broad farm-to-street sensibility with a spin on traditional ethnic eats. Design elements can be described as a purposeful contradiction featuring reclaimed boxcar floors, a brick ellipse, a Lite Brite bar top and infinity windows with incredible views into downtown Denver. The food, the service, the story combine to extract a feeling. Linger is like a mixtape, and we hope it connects. We’re not trying to reinvent food -- it’s simpler than that. We hope to elicit a feeling – like you get when you hear your favorite song.
Linger now offers lunch!!!! Tuesday - Friday 11:30 am till 2:30 pm.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Linger reviews from OpenTable diners
534 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (397)hot spot (293)neighborhood gem (267)scenic view (266)special occasion (229)good for groups (189)great for brunch (185)great for outdoor dining (176)vibrant bar scene (148)great for lunch (119)romantic (97)late-night find (77)notable wine list (39)kid-friendly (35)Show More
  • Excellent for Vegans!
    BoulderMike
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As always the service was excellent, as was the food. Cocktails are also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great For Big Groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Linger has an area sort of set aside for larger groups and it is the perfect spot. It's a bit out of the way from the rest of the restaurant, which allows conversation across large tables, but still has the energetic atmosphere of the rest of the place. There are dedicated servers for the area and a great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why don't you Linger?
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We love, Linger. Every time we think of a place for a special occasion to impress out-of-town guests, we think of Linger. The quality of the service and food is first rate and keeps us coming back. You cannot go wrong with Linger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meets expectations
    AtownmeetsCentennial
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everything from ambience to service is great here. the food doesnt disappoint either. menu offers classics with a twist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Gem!
    swisstx
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love this place. Good food. Great decor. Excellent Service. Complimentary valet. What's more to say? I will go back and it will be my "go to" place with friends. Great roof top happy hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    AAM1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very interesting and delicious food. All staff and servers were helpful and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    sooz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Waited years to get in this place, and found the food less than exciting. Went based on experience at Sister Resto, Root Down, and it pales in comparison. Won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fri lunch
    DenversbestVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband I heard so much of this place so we decided to have lunch there. The place was semi busy, many open tables but the hostess at us at a tiniest table there was so we asked to be moved. The waitress presented us with the menus and offered specials. We ordered figs and bacon to start and the dish was very nice. I ordered one if the specials just to learn 15 min later that is was actually not available so I chose Fish Taco. The food overall tasty but really expensive for what it was. The tacos $15 were tiny, two bites. With 2 drinks, 2 entres and an appetizers we spend $96... A bit much for lunch in a neighborhood restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - sleepy service
    MomsCookinisthebest
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food, but would have expected sharper service for such a nice restaurant. We were seated without the menu or food options explained to us. The service overall just felt a little cold. Pretty sure we were all trying to just get our server to smile a little! She just seemed like she didn't want to be there. Maybe she was having a bad night?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average Product for a Great Rep
    farmerdave532
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Everything was good here, but we don't feel it merits the over the top reputation the place has. We've only been there twice, so maybe we just hit it on nights where things weren't going off right, but we didn't see anything extraordinary in the experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    ItalianChandelier1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a very fun evening for a birthday celebration! Excellent food menu, such unique items to choose from. Drinks were perfect and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    CUBuff20
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I recently visited Linger with my 8 y/o son for dinner, and was truly impressed. The waitress went above and beyond making sure my son enjoyed his visit and the meal exceeded my expectations. We were taken aback my the variety of food on the menu and that everything is locally sourced. I will definitely be returning for another visit with my son!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and consistent
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    If you haven't tried Linger, put it on your list. Great menu. Lots to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    beergeek
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went to Linger for brunch with a friend and was pleased to find it was not overly crowded and our server was very attentive. The breakfast smoothie was unique and delicious, and both of our meals were delicious. Can't go wrong with anything you order here! We also got to sit by the window overlooking Little Man Ice Cream and there was a little concert going on - the ambiance was perfect. Awesome experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    CCCBoston
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Awesome, innovative menu with a ton of gluten-free and vegetarian optional items. EXCELLENT service. Fun atmosphere. Will definitely go back next time I'm in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique and delicious!!
    Kayla
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was a unique food experience for the delicious Denver brunch scene. We had the breakfast dosa and shrimp and grits Benedict which were both delicious! I will definitely go back and get the breakfast dosa again. The donut holes with the Nutella dipping sauce are also wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll "Linger" around somewhere else
    James7764
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This restaurant has a great view of the city and a nice ambiance. However, the menu is nothing but overpriced appetizers, that are "designed to share". The food is perfect for someone who is on a starvation diet. The service was friendly, but very slow. The driest, most kernel laden popcorn you will ever have, will be served to your table. It is certainly a restaurant that has survived on hype. Most likely, because it was a former mortuary. The "small plate" food was delicious, but you would have to order the entire menu to feel full. Although the food was tasty, I ranked it two stars due to the lack of it's ability to satisfy my appetite. This restaurant is certainly not worth standing in line or making a reservation for. It's all hype.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing service overshadowed
    ediner77VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Dine at Linger often and this was my worst experience. Brought foodie friends from out of town and was embarrassed. Waitress acted like she didn't care. 35 minutes after being seated we got our first drinks. Took another 10-15 to take our order. Finally got some food after a normal time and then waited 30 minutes for the rest of our order. Instead of keeping us happy with drinks while we waited, we had to flag someone down to take an order. When we asked for clean plates we got them, but the dirty plates were just left on the table. Icing on the cake was our waitress dropping a random plate that was "extra" from the kitchen on our table that looked like another table's reject. Manager never came by. Sadly will be a while before I'm back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bountiful Gluten-Free Choices
    Gina
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've eaten at Linger before, but it never ceases to impress. The dishes are imaginative and beautifully plated. The servers are well-informed and most accommodating. Because I am celiac, finding a really unusual restaurant with gluten-free options is rare, and on this score, Linger really delivers. We'll look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HAPPY spot - as always...!
    LousReviews
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Took my out of town "bestie" here for her birthday and had a really nice evening. Fun food, great, perfectly timed service, memorable ambiance... Thanks for making a special night, extra special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Francebound
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our second visit and we loved it again! Service was great, the food always delicious, and we enjoyed our evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Took my son from out of town here. We both love different food. Had excellent waitress who recommended based on our questions, likes, etc and she was right on! Enjoyed everything we had - shrimp/grits, devils on horseback, buns..Excellent evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    All of my group had a fantastic dining experience at Linger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    303to949
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everything we tried we loved! It is very unique. Everything is considered as a small plate but ask your server. Some are actually quite large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!
    Swill
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went here for brunch at the last minute and had such an amazing time! The menu was diverse and definitely different! Both out meals were absolutely delicious as were the bottomless mimosas. Would go again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rond
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Menu has changed and not for the better. Food was good but I liked it better when everything was small plates. I can get a full meal at any restaurant.. No mussels were on the menu, because I was told they are seasonal yet two weeks ago I had them at another restaurant. I was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lingered On...
    ldevan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Enjoying dinner with "The Gals" at Linger was a wonderful experience. The service was impeccable! Too bad it looked like rain since I've heard the rooftop views are incredible; so we ate inside at a window overlooking the Little Man Ice Cream shop. We wondered next door to taste the yummy ice cream and a free outdoor movie afterwards. Fun neighborhood too!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite.
    Morticia23
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Linger is my favorite. I always look forward to dining here. Food is always good, staff is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Enjoyed the food (sometimes unique) and the friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I brought clients to Linger and we all absolutely loved it. The rooftop bar was a great way to start the night. And then we were placed in a cozy and had a great server. We decided to order a lot of plates to share, which added to the experience as well. the presenatation was great and the food was wonderful. I can't think of anything negative to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie fab
    Chambesgrl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food menu for restaurant week. Everything on the menu was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    PattyjoVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Celebrated our Anniversary. It was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quantity of food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    although the food was very tasty, the portions were incredibly small. It is too expensive for the amount of food served.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic ambiance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Best place in the city for great food, service, ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous brunch
    delicousness
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our first time at Linger will NOT be our last. Wonderful, delicious food was served quickly by a friendly waitstaff. Since we were family, we sampled everyone's selections and there was not a bad dish in the lot. We will definitely return and recommend it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    Brianb
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Me and my wife had a blast coming here during restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Must Try!!!
    SamIAm
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for Restaraunt Week and loved it! The atmosphere was perfect our waitress was knowledgable as well as friendly and the food was delicious. Need I say more? If you're thinking about going-go; you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    RTFF
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went here for Restaurant week - was not disappointed. Great food, great service... hard to beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Aura
    DEEMVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What a great vibe. Saturday night featured wonderful music outside near the Ice Cream Man, which had a huge line outside. Linger service was great, seating was wonderful, and food was just fine.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Foodiefanatic
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant was wonderful! The service was great the good was DELICIOUS and the roof too view was great. Our server James was knowledgable and made our experience great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.