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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Terrific. Desert absolutely delicious. service attentive but not cloying."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Interesting, fun, eclectic and positively delicious. Every experience is superb!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "One of my all-time favorite brunch places! Love the international street food concept and the fact the food is good enough to overcome the building's mortuary heritage!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Linger embodies the spirit of The New Denver. Outstanding food, service, a great place, maybe our favorite. You must have the donut holes!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Two close friends took me to dinner there Saturday night (the 5th of July). Crazy busy and we couldn't get a reservation, so were told to try our chances on the rooftop terrace. Great choice, though you have to be on your toes to find a table. And I was. The manager was soon over, followed by our waitress. Both were so nice I would have been happy to have them join my birthday dinner. We ordered drinks (mine was an amazing rum slushy), then one wonderful ethnic-themed small plate after another. Even though an obnoxious builder has blocked off part of their view, it still felt like being transported to another country sitting outside in the soft night air."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We loved the environment and the food but the wait time between items was so prolonged we never really felt like the whole meal came together. Even with a late reservation it felt like the kitchen couldn't keep up."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We just re-located to Denver and had been eyeing this place for quite some time. We were not disappointed. The service and food were all fantastic; I highly recommend the pork buns-delish! But plan accordingly; we made our dinner reservations a month in advance-but SO worth it! Perfect for a date night with your long-term honey. I would not suggest bringing a first date here; this is more of a "seen" and "to be seen" spot. Think Snooze on steroids."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "They gave out champagne and a dessert for our sons anniversary! Very friendly and nice staff."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was very good with a wide menu selection. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and pleasant."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Curious food that tastes so so good. Exceptional service, and overall experience...cute little area it is located in too."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We've eaten at Linger at least 10 times. The food is creative and interesting. The servers are well-trained and prepared to provide guidance/recommendations. The room is great for people watching. If you're lucky to sit near a window, upstairs or downstairs, the action outside is another part of the experience with Little Man ice cream just below. If I had to advise someone on the do-not-miss restaurants in Denver, I'd have Linger and it's sister restaurant, Root Down, at the top of the list."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and really good food. Enjoyed the nice selection on menu"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Fabulous food. Waiter was outstanding. Will be back!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I have been hearing about the excellence of Linger for many months but haven't had an opportunity to eat at this hot spot. Because of the difficulty in getting a reservation during normal dining hours, I chose to go to brunch on Sunday and was so happy with my first time experience. The open air dining room with the modern interior made for a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The perfect summer brunch ambience! All of the staff that we came in contact with throughout our dining experience were great! And the food was absolutely amazing - delicious, complex, layered and unique! We shared the duck confit bun, the Mongolian BBQ Duck Bun, Wagyu Sliders, Donut Holes, Chorizo Tacos and the Short Rib Fried Rice - all of it amazing!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Loved our brunch this sunday. We had the best service, our server was excellent! We had a great time catching up with family. We even had an 8 month old with us and it was perfectly fine! Hope to go back soon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great service, great atmosphere and great food. We tried a variety of plates and the only one that we did not like was the salmon ceviche. A little to chunky for us."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I always take my out of town guests to linger for the fabulous foodans great views of downtown. Added bonus is all the gluten free options plus gluten free desserts!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great place to take out of town guests--even Southerners. The variety of small plates gives everyone an opportunity to express a preference and share. My new favorite is Chicken B'stilla--crunchy, tasty, and yummy. The pot stickers are quite spicy which may catch some unaware. The fish tacos are lackluster compared to the other offerings."
    Dined on 6/27/2014