Linger
Linger

Linger

  • 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: 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
507 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (383)hot spot (291)neighborhood gem (272)scenic view (239)good for groups (209)special occasion (199)great for brunch (144)vibrant bar scene (139)great for outdoor dining (139)great for lunch (104)romantic (89)late-night find (64)notable wine list (41)kid-friendly (28)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I tried out Linger for Sunday brunch & it was great! Loved the bottomless mimosas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing!
    klb28
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    five stars and beyond. the food and service were fantastic! food is unique and portions are a great size. cannot wait to go back and savor more delicious things!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little bit of a letdown
    Denverlovinfood
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I thought it was ok, but it was kind of disappointing because you hear such amazing things about it. I made the reservation weeks before since it's always so hard to get into and brought visiting guests. I would say everything we ordered was fine but nothing was really amazing like I expected. I like their sister restaurant root down much more
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always an Ace!
    mkist
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I've been to Linger several times and just love it! They were super accommodating. The manager, Emily, even helped to take care of our table. She was a delight and made our experience so awesome. We enjoyed the Devils on Horseback (a MUST HAVE) and the Roasted Chicken special. I would totally recommend this place and it will continue to stay on my list of favorites in Denver!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but comfortable
    HungryPaul
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Interesting and different food combinations. The BBQ tacos were very tasty, Devils on horseback were very good - could eat two more plates of those. Served family style on plates to be shared. Portions or kinda light, so a couple may end up ordering four items. Main area is kinda noisy, upper bar area and lower areas are quieter with fewer tables 'in the middle'. We appreciate the local and organic sourcing, same as for Root Down. We will go back. Definitely a place for foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pecosbull
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Just a marvelous place.. Wonderfully fresh and creative food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best First Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Special occasion demanded a special location, and Linger really made our first visit a winner. Amazing menu, wonderful vegi dishes and equally tasty meat eater choices. And when our schedule demanded rapid order, eat and dash, they were right on the money. Really a warm and vibrant place, we'll be back again soon. Brunch looks like the bomb....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blown away
    Caddie
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We are always impressed with the food, but my daughter was totally blown away for her first visit. She is already making plans to bring her friends over the holidays. And we want to come back to try all the dishes we didn't try this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TabsterVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I have a great many positive comments about the restaurant and my prior trips had only been for cocktails. The food is excellent. I miss the great view of the Denver skyline.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    EcoDenverite
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Went here for an anniversary celebration. When the wait staff found out, they brought us free champagne and a signed post-card. Exceptional service all around. The food, and drinks, are consistently excellent as well. I'd highly recommend Linger - try the buns! Good vegetarian selections for those who are interested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredibly noisy
    Randyman
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food was good, not great. It was so loud you could hardly hear the person right next to you at the table, like being in a bar on a Friday night. Our waitress was totally out of it, appeared to be really stoned. We would try it again but maybe wait until next summer when we could be out on the patio and hopefully have a better waitress/waiter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, good scene.
    rddtf3
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food and drinks were delicious! We had an 8:30 reservation and were seated prompted at that time. One of our plates took longer than expected so they sent us a complimentary plate in the meantime. My only regret was not trying dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantasic Food, Service, and Ambiance $$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The wait staff were on their top game. They were polite, prompt, engaging, but simultaneously out of the way and allowing you to enjoy company. The BBQ Duck buns were delicious, the lemon grass chicken potstickers were just as fantastic, and the chili relleno we awesome. The building is stylish and unique, and the fact it's an old mortuary makes it all the more interesting. I would highly recommend eating here. I loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come here if you are in Denver.
    eyemacman
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    A hidden gem outside of downtown Denver. The staff was personable, professional and accommodating. We were seated as soon as we entered the restaurant. The wait staff was very attentive and made sure that our food would cater to our unique allergies and intolerances. The style of food is a mixture from different cultures and is portioned in smaller plate sizes so that one may be able to sample a wide variety of dishes. The food came out at a perfect pace so that we were never waiting for something to eat. We sent some of our friends from our meeting to Linger and they raved about their dinners as well. Thank you for the great dining experience. Hope to come back the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sherpamom
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We were 4 ladies celebrating my daughter's engagement, after looking at wedding dresses. The waiter was delightful, suggesting that he pick our plates. We were all delighted with the choices. A delightful lunch! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lingering Disappointment
    Becca
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Unfortunately, our experience at Linger did not match up to its great reviews. We had reservations for 7:30 and had to wait 30 minutes to be seated, which would have been fine except that we were told twice during that time that our table was ready only to come down from the upstairs bar for it to not be ready. Additionally both glasses of wine that I ordered were very-sub par, not meeting the $10+ price tags at all. The food was also very average for its price. Overly hot sauced pot-stickers, an unspiced masala dosa, and very average fish tacos. The food was by no means bad but definitely not worth the price. Our service was also pretty unremarkable. Our waiter made me feel like it was a chore to serve us.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MomofFour
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This restaurant never lets us down. The food is beautifully presented and the flavors are complex and well planned. This time we took our children with us and they were very accommodating and kind to our kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch Bro
    Saysa
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Love Linger! It's always a hit for Brunch. I am still needing to try out the dinner meals that I've heard are great too!! Get the French toast if you have a sweet tooth! It won't disappoint. I've never tried anything I don't like on Lingers brunch menu. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LINGER never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Service was great, atmosphere super-fun, and the food was fantastic. Great place to bring out of town guests!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent spot....
    FuninColo
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had an excellent server who really added to the unique dining experience. He was very helpful explaining the menu and the food. Although too cool outside when we were there, the restauruant has big overhead doors along the wall that would make a great open-air experience. We'll definately be back to check that out. To top it off, if you want to take a stroll for desert, you're next door to Little Man Ice Cream. The whole evening couldn't have been better. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Brunch was DELICIOUS!!! Drinks were a plus. Would definitely have brunch here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Linger Brunch
    Ecrask
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great place to hang out with friends. The ambiance is great and their food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check out Linger
    EatYourHeartOut
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was creative and tasty, not your typical bar and grill fare. We were seated up by the bar area, which was much quieter than the main restaurant area and had a decent view. Next time I'd like to try the roof deck which is supposed to have a great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We love Linger. Great food, great service. A bit loud, but I love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coloradoan
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was kind of disappointed with the food but the restaurant build out was awesome and the atmosphere was very vibrant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    LingerFan
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My friends and I had a wonderful birthday dinner and we were very pleased with the service. Your team is hardworking and friendly. Linger is a very special place in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANtastic!
    Karen
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great service - from friendly staff at the door, to our outstanding waitress (Kia) - it was the "usual" for Linger! Nothing short of outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food portions were incredibly small and very expensive. The service was very fast, but very impersonable, and actually quite awkward. It was almost too fast...we barely had time to talk and were in and out in 45 minutes. It was also very loud and way too dim. I expected a lot more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hip and delicious
    FoodLover
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    A foodie friend recommended this little gem. Reservations are a must. We went Saturday morning a few hours before our reservation and ut was packed and they directed us to the upper seating area. The upper seating is first come first serve and we snagged a booth for two by the window. The decor was fun and quirky, the eggs bennidicts we ordered were perfectly done, crab cake was crispy and fresh, the steamed duck and chicken buns were amazing. All with free valet parking. Love this place and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great brunch
    vwgwen420
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Server had great reccomendations and service. My second visit and both visits exceeded my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Combos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was excellent. Very unusual combos but amazing taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service!
    Luv2brunch
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I planned a surprise brunch for my cousin's recent engagement. There were many details and everyone was so accommodating. We received complimentary champagne which was above and beyond thoughtful. The food is absolutely delicious, the ambiance is comfortable and inviting, and the service was impeccable. It was a day we will never forget! Thank you to everyone at linger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    F00dieintrainingVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Linger has quickly become one of our favorites. There's always something new to try and we are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great with friends
    Bigtex
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great place with a group and friends. It's very modern and fun to visit. I've been back many times. Be sure to book early as it gets full fast. I really like their Sliders and Waffle Fries. The menu is expansive and the plates come as share style mini plates. Great place to return and try a variety of things. Even though they have a large selection they don't skimp on quality. Their cocktails are well made as well. Definitely worth going!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for varied flavors
    ez2please
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    went on a calm afternoon, service was great, shared 3 plates, everything fresh, tasty and exciting.... all wait staff friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous experience
    Scarletbs83
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Besides the top-notch food, The ambience, views, and service make for an amazing experience!
    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 LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummmm
    plate2plate
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Fantastic food and wine. Décor is very hipster. Atmosphere is a little bit loud so conversations are a little strained. I loved that the servers provided recommendations on the best way to eat a particular dish and described what was on the plate. Totally recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I love this place. Been there many, many times. However, the service has continued to decline. The service I received the other night was simply terrible. Took the waitress almost 15 minutes to take a drink order, apps came out but failed to tell us they were out of one we ordered until another one came, rude, etc.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did Not Fit the Hype
    dd1062
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Linger was a nice place to say we have eaten at once. Due to no real assist in request, only decent quality food/service, and a loud environment, our trip did not meet expectations. It was not a place we would wish to go back to it. It just did not meet all rave expectations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good looks but not food
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My friends warned me that it was a hip cool place, but the food was mediocre. I should have listened.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet