Linger

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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CB
Denver
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, despite HIGH expectations, Linger provided an incredible dinner for my son and me. Great service. Incredible food with a range of amazing flavors. Worth every penny. Will (obviously) return again!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went out to brunch with my friend and the service was great and food was excellent!!

KS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated after our engagement and our server made it truly special!

A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding! Why boyfriend and I sat upstairs in the lounge, and let me say we were very impressed with the overall atmosphere and lighting was perfect! Will be back for a delicious and beautiful dinner in the future!

M
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linger never disappoints! I have been here numerous times, and the experience is always amazing. Highly recommend the Devil's on Horseback.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From ambiance, wait staff, to champagne and Mexican caramel, our pleasant memories are sure to linger....

SW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Linger is a great place however they need to add more bathrooms, especially on the first floor. There was a continual line of women waiting to use the bathroom and very interruptive to most people who are sharing food with friends or family.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for Valentine's group of 8!! Everyone loved their food from the prix fixe menu. Thank you!

OT
Denver
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We chose Linger for Valentines Day. Service was very good although it took forever to get our drinks. Wine came after dinner which was disappointing at best. The menu was so-so. I doubt we will return as there are so many options these days.

JS
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food; wonderful gluten-free and vegan options (we got crispy tofu on pretty much everything, and it was perfectly cooked and delicious). Servers were friendly, knowledgeable, and had their own favorites on the menu, making great suggestions. The coolest atmosphere. Love Linger!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food small for cost and not enough choices

A
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at linger. Food and service both on point

LK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linger was fabulous! Our service was great and the food was outstanding. Would definitely go back and recommend to anyone.

m
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Linger is always fantastic. The service was a little slow this visit, and we were sat next to the bar, which had multiple people standing and socializing at the bar. It always bothers me when I go to a nice restaurant and people are mingling next to my table, kinda kills the ambiance. I don't hold it against them, but it did diminish the experience somewhat.

H
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal that suited a vegan, two meat eaters, and someone who likes it all. I reccommend this restaurant regularly and every time I go back I remember why--unique flavors, intriguing menu options to suit every type of eater, a great bar menu, and a relaxed atmosphere.

JB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Perfect ambiance and food selection is fabulous! Great service as well!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was birthday and we were celebrating. Great time and service. Thank you!!

A
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic for brunch! The house made pickles are delicious. And breakfast dosa, wonderful!
I like they're combinations of different flavors and textures.

M
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Chorizo tacos had maybe an ounce of chorizo between the three of them. They were relatively tasteless and not filling.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Service was average and spotty at best. Food was nothing out of this word either. the Rooftop was the highlight of our brunch. Might or might not be back.

NN
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Linger is trendy, the food is tasty but a tad expensive. We went there last weekend and had service that went above and beyond but this weekend our server was very slow to take our order, bring our food, and settle the bill.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We've been to Linger many times and love it, but something was off this time. Ordered a juice (that was $6) and it was mostly water. Food was great as always but service was very slow.

MP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We tried to decide which dish we liked the most. It was impossible - everything was delicious.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the variety, delicious, lively, thanks for a great night!

BM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the incredible flavor combinations- we devoured everything because it was all so delicious! Unfortunately it was over too soon...

EH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Even a little snafu in the kitchen with our order couldn't diminish how much we enjoyed our evening here.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We ordered a couple dishes to share and all were bursting with flavor. Loved the vibe as well.

P
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must not pass this wonderful place up if you’re in Denver. Incredible tastes, fresh, flavorful, variety of foods. Just the best!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I typically do not write poor reviews(check other postings) pretty tolerant diner here.
This was a “second chance” evening because our last dining experience was unimpressive. We had a reservation. Arrived a few minutes early and were told our table was ready. Waited 20 minutes and watched others get seated. Finally approached the hostess to inquire why we hadn’t been seated. With no apology she sat us in the upper bar area. Where we waited ANOTHER 20 minutes before someone took our drink order. No follow up from server after food arrived. Showed up promptly though with the check.
Now I’ll skip to the bottom line and the reason we will NOT return. Food quality is marginal and EXPENSIVE.
When we were leaving, there were what appeared to be two aisles through the main dining room. One had ppl standing in it so we took the second one that led past the (but NOT through) the kitchen order up area. There was ONE server waiting for food and as we approached him he stated “THIS IS THE KITCHEN”
I said “I’m sorry I didn’t realize”
He then said “”Its okay” and the chef/cook behind the shouted from behind the counter “NO it’s NOT”
Well stick a fork in us, we’re done with Linger.

ML
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Happy Hour was great! Really great value for delicious food. Only thing to note is that the happy hour is only at the bar and on the patio and not in the regular seating. Great experience! Will be back.

R
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I would stress that portions are small and prices high. If trying to order for Happy Hour - push the wait staff otherwise they wait

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The peanut butter desert was fabulous.

S
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our second visit and had a great meal. All of us are vegetarian or vegan and Linger has so many options and alternatives. The potato masala dosa is to die for. We will definitely be back. Service was a tad slow, but the place is so busy it's understandable. All in all a great experience!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food with interesting and unique combinations. Always updated menus to keep it interesting. Simply the best. Ambiance is fun and bar unique. Go enjoy.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were really impressed by the food and service. The Shia iris and cheese curds and the pluck boa bun were our favorites.

D
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu was a different type of fare than I am used to. It was good, food drinks are pricy.Great ambience!

MH
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday, and it was delicious as always. It’s so fun to order many different dishes and share with the table. Linger made my birthday special by bringing out a free delicious dessert. I love this place.

I
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Our waitress Emma was fantastic!!! She made me feel so special on my birthday. The wagyu sliders were AMAZING and so was the Korean fried chicken bao. We also ordered the Banh Mi, but it was a little too messy for me to enjoy it. I LOVED the Cinnabao Bun as a dessert. And the anti milkshake was very good although I would have preferred it not served in a wine glass as the ice cubes made it hard to drink the drink.

JJ
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were in Denver for vacation. We went to Linger for Friday-night happy hour. It was excellent. They have a very reasonably priced $5 appetizer menu, along with great drink specials. The bacon-wrapped dates are my favorite for sure, but we also liked the shishito pepers wand cheese curds. Everything we tried was very tasty. Service was prompt and very friendly. We definitely would go again.

R
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing nothing

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