Linger

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$30 and under
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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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Linger is offering fun New Year's Eve specials. Specials to be determined.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 5391 People Are Saying
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AB
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff and menu! We had a large party and everyone at Linger was very accommodating

k
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We spent $300 on dinner and we were done in under an hour. Server said she would space out the food but it all came within 5 minutes of each plate. 6 people with 18 plates of food all at once. A little overwhelmed with it all. Way to loud. If your looking to drop that kind of money go someplace that lets you enjoy the food and your friends

EM
Amarillo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linger never disappoints! Favorite dinner spot when visiting Denver! Great food and amazing service. Can’t wait to come back.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. We had the Devils on Horseback, Lamb Kabobs, along with the pork and beef baos.

AS
Denver
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place with a fun vibe for gluten free and dairy free options. Very unique dishes.

JR
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good lunch as usual.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linger was fabulous! Because the menu is SO eclectic, we were a little worried that the food wouldn't be great — but they somehow manage to absolutely nail every unique dish from so many disparate cuisines. It's a true global experience! The highlights were the bacon/goat cheese dates, the wagyu sliders, tom kha soup and peanut butter bar dessert, but we weren't disappointed by anything. I went with a group of 5 which was perfect to try a little bit of everything! Service was attentive and fast. The old mortuary is a cool vibe but I will definitely return in warmer weather to check out the roof deck!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I’ve been to linger and their sister restaurants as well such as Ophelia’s and root down. Although, the past three times I’ve been to linger, I ordered my dishes as gluten free options and drinks since I have celiac disease. I have stated this to each server I have had at linger. It hasn’t failed the last three times, as within 30 minutes of eating, I experienced severe stomach pains, nausea, and intestinal issues. I would be very hesitant to go back to this establishment specifically if you have celiac disease.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, with good vegan and vegetarian options!

TK
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and ambiance. Great food too.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Linger is a great place to eat!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early family thanksgiving dinner! Great experience will definitely be back!

JR
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great experience, as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Greet service and good food. Creative ideas and thoughts were clearly shown on the plate. I would recommend getting the desserts as well.

DE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and terrific view of Little Man!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I thought the ambience was very nice

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This old mortuary isn’t haunted, which is disappointing. I made a reservation on Open Table and was told my reservation was for the following weekend even though the app had the correct date and time. So I spent over an hour waiting for a table when I was told it would be 25 minutes to fix “my error”. Was with guests from out of town, would’ve rather gone to a movie or something. A haunted movie cuz I expected ghosts from a mortuary. Food is good tho.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I told the server of a severe shellfish allergy, a few bites in, he came back and asked me to stop eating because what they served me was contaminated. I spent the rest of the night afraid I’d go into anaphylactic shock. I didn’t. They got really lucky.

BP
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would have given 5 stars on food except that chicken on one of our dishes was overcooked.

KH
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beverage offerings were awesome and out of the ordinary. The service was great as well. Ambience in the restaurant was also quite pleasant. If I lived in Denver this would definitely become a 'regular' place for me to dine.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Perfect food, drink, and service.

SP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Linger team were fantastic as they always are, and made my evening even better when I proposed to my now fiancé!

A
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Once again Linger outdoes itself! Thank you!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had a great time. food was very tasty!

TD
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front door to wait service was excellent. Kitchen must be just as good because lunch was excellent as well as unique. Wagyu sliders, damn! Also, you must pick up a bag of fennel seed candy.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food is always fabulous, lovely atmosphere.

s
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling for business we returned 2 years after our first experience. Once again it was wonderful!

s
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Linger has gotten much better than it used to be, which is obviously good. The view, unfortunately, has gotten worse as a new building is obstructing much of downtown. Food was good, service was good, place was fun but very loud.

EW
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Both food and cocktails were creative, eclectic, and supremely tasty!

NA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & good service. The server was very helpful with concerns about allergies.
Thanks!

K
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch - interesting, unique menu without being weird. Food was delicious! And service couldn't have been better.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we tried, the star of the show was the pad thai with pork belly and the peppers and cheese curds. The ambience was perfect, great people watching, lively and energetic but still at a volume you could enjoy your table experience.

A
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jake was amazing!!! The food was very delicious the portions are small but are great to order a bunch of different dishes to share

CS
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great overall, just very crowded!

SR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linger has been one of my favorite places for the last 8 years. I love the variety in the menu and the staff is always fantastic!

DK
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was excellent, beverages were excellent. Service was fair, not superbly attentive. We were seated in the bar area upstairs rather than on the main level dining room. The crowd from the bar spilled over and kept hitting us in the back of the head from the booth we were sitting in. Also the giant screen football game in the background was distracting from our conversation with our friends. I would say, and less you really want the bar experience I would suggest requesting to sit up at the downstairs level instead. I will go back again sometime, but make sure that I'm on the main floor dining room and not in the bar area.

SE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was such a great space and experience for our friends to meet up. The food was great, the service was quick and I was glad I made a reservation in advance just in case since we had a larger party. I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a great space for food & drinks to catch up with groups of friends. Easy to get to and park as well surprisingly.

DV
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time getting together and sharing all of the different shareable foods. We had 10 food choices and they came out perfectly with one or two at a time. Service was excellent!

RE
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here before. Was taking a customer here for dinner. Table 44 was perfect! The food was amazing and our server Joe Y was GREAT!!!! I’ll be back again in December.

CP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Something for everyone. Can't wait for a reason to return.

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