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Linger
Linger

Linger Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lingerdenver.com
  • Phone: (303) 993-3120
  • 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: International, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Because of the rain, we went earlier than the late reservation we had made. Accomodations were nicely made! Our waiter, John, was knowledgeable and helpful. The food was amazing and had a different twist than most places. The decor is fun and I think it would be fabulous to be there on a day where they could open all the "garage door" windows! I liked that I could watch the food prep. we will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We had a great dinner experience. First time back at Linger since the opening 3 years ago. Really enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "What a great brunch for our family. Excellent food, great atmosphere. extremely vegan friendly. The minute I told them I was vegan the waitress made sure to mention all the dishes they could make vegan and they were delicious! Especially the tofu bun."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I have been to Linger for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it, but it's hard to get a reservation. My parents were in town so we made a reservation for brunch (which was very easy). It was so good I can hardly get over it. We all ordered something different and each one of us had food envy for each other. But the table winner was the fried rice (yes, for brunch). Bottomless mimosas that you can take to the rooftop after you're done eating sealed the deal. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Loved Linger! From an awesome setting and amazing rooftop bar (with RV) to wonderfully-prepared food and great service, this is one of my favorite Denver restaurants. The menu is original and creative; taste sensations."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I chose Linger after some shopping around and when I found you guys online I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. I went there for my birthday it was fun and beautiful. The weather was great even though a little rainy, we sat upstairs while we waited to be seated outside. However when we met with our server, Jeremy, we decided not to be seated downstairs and stay with him. He was amazing and I would like to go back and have him as my server once again. The staff downstairs at the door were Amazing and SO nice! I loved it there not only was the food amazing and adventurous I loved the spot and look forward to coming back very soon!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "If you don't like loud, the lower restaurant area of Linger is not for you. Food choices were limited but tasted pretty good. The restaurant was extremely loud. Roof top patio was very cool but no place to sit on a Thursday afternoon. Even so, the views were great. If you have a reservation, you'll have to keep on top of them or you won't get your allotted time."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We were a group of 6 with very different food interests. Linger had something for everyone. We tried at least 10 dishes, and thought the sliders and fish tacos were particularly outstanding. Our waitress was friendly and efficientand worked with us to pace the meal so we were not overloaded with all dishes at the same time. All in all, the restaurant is fun, and the food interesting and delicious."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had dinner here with my wife and we both thought this place was amazing. The menu was full of really creative dishes (lots of vegetarian choices, too) and the food itself was fantastic! Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to have a good meal in Denver."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I had booked reservations for two on semi-short notice... Initially, I wanted to have it booked for around 7pm, however the day I requested had 9:15pm at the earliest. The reservations were only for the dining room (I wanted the rooftop). Overall, this could have been avoided by not booking two nights before. Upon arrival, I asked if we could sit up on the rooftop and was told if there is open space, absolutely. My girlfriend and I ended up sitting at the last rooftop table... She absolutely loved it! Plates are for sampling and sharing, we shared the Fish Tacos and the Sweet Potato Waffle fries (she's vegetarian). Both dishes were phenomenal! Our service was prompt& insightful, but respectful of our space and time wanting to be alone."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Creative dishes! Order several and share as there are so many good ones to try and the portions are small. Our servers have been friendly and extremely professional each time we've visited. We will definitely return to Linger!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We recently moved from Chicago to Denver and are huge foodies. This place fit the bill for good eats, and the dining experience on the upstairs desk was great!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We sat outside on a beautiful night. Food was ok, but not special. Speaker near ice cream made the deck noisy."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Love the place and the food. The concept is great."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I would rather go to Isakaya. The food is much better and so is the ambiance."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner with friends. Found the small plate format a bit disorganized with dishes arriving haphazardly (they never did get my dishes to me on the first try) but I guess that is what you get with that format."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Best dining and food experience in a long time! brought friends fromLA and they also loved the food!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions and bringing out-of-town guests to. On every level, Linger never disappoints. From being greeted at the door to the wait staff, to the food, it is, for us, always pure pleasure. Try the shrimp and grits; amazing! If you like flavor, you will not be disappointed in most of Linger's around-the-world dishes. An added bonus; Linger works exceptionally well for those who are gluten-free, vegan, dairy free. The house made sorbet of the night was pineapple-tamarind and it was exceptional. A must try place if you haven't been."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Went for brunch for a 2nd time. Very good. Had the chorizo tacos which I highly recommend. My wife had the pork benedict which was also really good. This is definitely one of my favorite places to go hang out with friends on a weekend for brunch."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We were in town and heard several good reviews - it lived up to the billing. The duck buns were fab!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Best view in whole of Denver... Food is amazing..."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was my 2nd time dining at Linger and I look forward to my 3rd. I went for lunch this time and enjoyed sharing several dishes with my dining partners. This is a great place if you want rooftop outdoor dining and it doesn't hurt that the food is good. Our server was a little bizarre and nobody ever bussed our dishes, otherwise it could be a 5 star rating."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "All the servers and other staff are enthusiastic about describing the food. Don't expect to get filled up and it's not inexpensive but tasty."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere. Excellent food. Cool concept. Want to return to see lite bright bar!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "You can't go wrong here. Great, eclectic food, tapas style. Fantastic cocktail list. Poor acoustics, so it's loud with a loud lull in the background. BUT it doesn't effect the conversation at a small table, larger tables probably feel the noise."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was either under cooked or burnt. The serve never seemed to come back and check on anything. Brought the bill before asking if we wanted coffee or anything else at the end if the meal."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "For the price, the food was poor. For example, the fish tacos were tepid bits of tasteless fish, wilted purple cabbage, and thick, doughy tortillas. (For a superb taco tortilla, try Work & Class, or even Comida, not to mention Longmont Packing Company #2 on Federal.) I'll not return. Too pricey for what's served, and too bland. There's the claim that Linger is about "street food" - a ridiculous claim in such a tony, posturing, inauthentic environment."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • " There's a lot of buzz about Linger, but it's for a reason. Thee restaurant has sustained it's quality in food, service and ambiance since opening a few years ago, and I only hope it will continue on this positive trajectory."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Met up with some girlfriends for a relaxed dinner. Food is always great, unassuming service staff, and fun place to be. just love it!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Recently traveling through Denver and made an advance reservation to meet friends for brunch. We had been told that Linger was exceptional, but our meal and the service exceeded our expectations. Our table was ready for us when we arrived with no waiting. We'll definitely return to Linger the next time we're in Denver."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "What a cool place to have a late night dinner!!!!!! Foods was AMAZING!!!!!!! I would recommend this place to anyone - AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything we had was amazingly good! One of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The brunch was delicious! Portions still were inspired by Linger's dinner menu but were more entree size. Front of house and server were friendly and welcoming. Overall a great experience! I highly recommend the The Standard for brunch."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It's mighty hard to get into Linger for super, but well worth going for lunch. Same food, same atmosphere, but less crowded and a lot more accessible."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went to Linger for the first time with out daughter and some friends. It was so much fun. Very different food (tended toward spicy). Great service we had a window table and had a fun view. We had multiple different dishes and shared. Lots of local food freshness, beautiful presentations and flavors that explode in your mouth."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Tapas style street food from around the world. Great atmosphere. The entire staff treats you great. They are driven to make your experience fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I love Linger. The variety, creativity, and flavor of everything on the menu never disappoints!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Linger was overwhelmingly recommended by various friends, so I made a same day reservation through open table. Our server, Jessica, was so helpful from the start and gave us several food and drink recommendations. We ordered 3 entrees from different regions based on her recommendations, the first 2 were great. The devils on horseback dish is heavenly! When our 3rd dish was not to our liking, Jessica offered to bring out another dish, without us even asking! And, while we were waiting on it, the chef sent out a complimentary dish for us to eat! Then, when we finished eating, Jessica brought out champagne for our anniversary. The whole experience was wonderful, and we certainly felt that we could 'linger' as long as we wanted :)."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Menu items are very unique. You will not find anything that generally exists on any other menu. Definitely chefs creations. Be warned, however, if you go for lunch make sure you go on a day they have valet parking. The parking situation is horrendous at lunch time otherwise."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great lunch sharing 4 plates of street food 'nosh apps' between two of us. Even sauces accompanying apps were impressive Apps were tasty, service pace was good and relaxed. Service team was solid, fit with vibe of meal. Also very accommodating on altering menu. Ian capped off visit with passionate insights about the former (existing?!) occupants and area. Great experience on a Tuesday for lunch!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014