Linger

4.6
5202 reviews
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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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

Do you need us to tell you about Linger? Not unless you moved here yesterday. Oh, right, you probably did move here yesterday.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 5202 People Are Saying
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Denver
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and unique food, very oddly priced. Most was reasonable, but then there was $26 chicken pad thai and $8 Coors Light. It was good nonetheless. We will be back

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My fiancé and I came here for our weekly date. I had the lamb kabobs which were okay. I was expecting cubes meat but instead it’s like a sausage on a tortilla with different sauces. The combination of 3 sauces I’m not sure is a good idea, it ended up tasting strange. I also had the bison Reuben bao which is not a bao. It’s a closed dumpling-like pastry with melted cheese on top. It tasted good. My fiancé had the wagyu burgers which he thought were very good. He also had the duck bao which we both thought was very tasty. I had the Saigon cocktail which was very good. Overall happy we tried it but nothing to call home about. Very average.

KC
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rooftop happy our was AMAZING!! Excellent food and drinks at amazing price and pretty view.

FJ
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you visit Denver and don't go to Linger...you are missing out...big time. The food is incredible. The atmosphere in the dining room and on the rooftop are fun and energetic.

SK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great at happy hour and love the roof top ambiance!

G
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unique and yummy food. Fun:lovely environment.

D
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for brunch !- our group was 6 people and device was amazing offering vegan and gluten free options.

RA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

This is not the place to bring mom for a birthday brunch. The hostess was the nicest person, and very helpful. The waiter we rarely saw. The food took forever. IT WAS SO LOUD, that we could not have a conversation. No one enjoyed themselves in my party, I was embarrassed that I chose the wrong place to bring my family.

S
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Felt like this place is over priced for the quantity of food served. Taste of food is fine. Overall its a good place just that its pricey!!

MC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They looked slammed at 1 pm on a Saturday. The entire staff from the hostesses to the servers and busses all handled it with professionalism. A memorable meal. My first time. I will be back.

AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Overpriced, tried too hard. The sliders were great, but that was it. Cheese curds had zero flavor and the orange dipping sauce did not go with it. Pad Thai didnt even taste like pad thai. I felt like they tried too hard with all the flavors.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

I would go back, however first drinks on the rooftop only..

G
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was great besides the fact that even though we made a reservation ahead of time, they sat us at the worst table in the whole place and treated us poorly the entire time.

OT
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Just not it was in previous visits. Decor not well maintained and food was just not good. We will not return.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic place for a group or pair! Amazing food, good for the body and spirit!

LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Wonderful service. Get the Pork belly buns.

R
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an interesting menu. We tried many items. All were unique and tasty. Loved the pad tai and the bacon wrapped dates.

k
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Varney & the great food made for a special birthday dinner. Thank you, Linger, for a great time!

OT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, and cocktails as always

MC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was to die for, but it took a bit to get started. The building is unique and interesting and I highly suggest the bar area upstairs. Active, but not too loud.

JV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at linger last week and I loved it. Food is a good variety, moderate portion for tapas and a good aesthetic inside. Can't beat the location, as you look onto the city from the patio. We went on Monday and it was half-priced bottles of wine! I'd recommend the pad thai and spicy shrimp. Everything was delicious and the wait staff was so kind. It can get a little hot with all of the windows open, but that's the nature of any restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating. I can't wait to come back and try something new.

JS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cool place. Good food. Check out the rooftop bar .

KD
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, server and food. Bartenders took forever to serve us.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had a great table and the sangria was tasty. Service was lousy and super slow- we got our food before getting our drinks (even though we ordered drinks first). It wasn’t terribly busy but we felt pretty much ignored and had to flag down the server as he passed to get more ketchup. Disappointing overall, especially for the price.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 4ambience 4

Most of this review (the good parts) were based on prior experience. We made a reservation on opentable for 2:30 - when we got to the restaurant, they informed us they weren’t open. I’m not sure why you would be set up to take a reservation when you are closed.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was awesome as she enthusiastically and patiently helped us navigate the menu to include an item from each part of the world. She checked back in with us frequently as we ordered one dish at a time to savor, then the next.
The food was amazing. We enjoyed "mocktails" because 3 out of 4 of us don't drink - I highly recommend any of those on the menu.
And please, don't pass up the bacon wrapped dates. I don't even like bacon, but these were over-the-top delicious!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and so were the cocktails! I’ll be back for sure

ME
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, interesting selection, but a little loud.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were amazing. Ordered the Coconut fizz, pork Benedict, and Eggs in Purgatory and all were awesome. Great ambiance, servers and host were really nice, overall great.

j
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Very interesting menu. Food was well prepared and presented.
I will go back.

MD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi Shannon and eric, sorry we didn't connect the other night. Although we haven't been in for quite awhile, we are never disappointed in the amazing service your team always provides. After all these years the food continues to be absolutely spectacular and everyone we've ever entertained at linger always raves about not only the food and service but the entire experience! Your crew continues to create great memories, keep it up!

Mark Dismuke

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!! Very diverse menu. The noise level was high but didn’t deter from our fantastic meal ! Definitely recommend that you go to the rooftop for a drink before dinner!!

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, cool ambiance, special and unique food, delicious. Definitely would return. Rooftop must be so cool at night with the lights and view of city.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect ... except the food was served before the wine, one dish after the other....no lingering!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent setting! Amazing!

DS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 12 and service was amazing. Had the little donuts for an appetizer and they so good, unique, and everyone fought over the last one. The tacos looked good and next time I want to try the ramen noodles. I called in last minute and very accommodating, professional. GREAT it a must try.

MA
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

It took us almost 2 hours for brunch. Food was cold. It took 20 minutes just to get coffee. Would not go back.

DL
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food took a long time to come out. Tasted great, though!

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