Linger

4.7
5885 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
We are open for dine-in!

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Linger will be offering a special New Year's Eve menu to ring in the New Year! Menu TBD

What 5885 people are saying
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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

They were running late on reservations, so we have to eat 30 mins later than our reservation time. With that, we weren’t able to order any drinks due to new city COVID rules (although we would have been able to had we been seated at our original reservation time).

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SamN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch menu with incredible flavors and cooked to perfection! Great service and drinks as well!

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vipWhynotB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much!

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AnnT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices for dining and wonderful cocktails. Great experience, looking forward to next time!

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jamirugai
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Was not as delicious as I wish it was. Nice looking restaurant, though.

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vipSP89
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to Linger, it’s our favorite spot because the food is so amazingly done. We had amazing service and even had the manager come apologize and gift us a a gift card since we had our ordered items run out during multiple different visits in the past, and including this time. We laughed about it, but totally didn’t expect this bonus! They went above and beyond, and we will definitely keep coming back.

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Notsogood
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Denver Restaurant Week menu was great; 3 of us shared different dishes and they were all very good. Will be back

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KCbabe
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I order was delicious. Will definitely return when I’m in town again

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SaraGordon
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all’s round . Ordered beet salad, sliders and pad Thai and everything was delicious !

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MaggieR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Food was good and the atmosphere was GREAT! They had the windows open and it was just a fun, cool place to be.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of my favorite restaurants in Denver! Love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The host couldn’t have been more rude. Sexist and condescending. Food was amazing but the attitude of the employees is “you’re lucky to be here.”

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and service was great!

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AmyH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were super good about COVID precautions. We got our temperature taken before we sat down and every table was spaced out nicely. The food was DELICIOUS! Definitely recommend for brunch or a date night

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MMcCoy
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night ambiance. My husband and I loved the small plates so we could start small and order more if we felt the need. Made it easy to not get too full and not worry about to-go boxes. 10/10 recommend

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Crosebud
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. During these times it was a very comfortable and lovely brunch. Sara Jo was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipTooshort
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Very popular. Great customer service and flavorful food.

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Blue
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend had such a romantic time. Very tasty cocktails and cute shareable food. Loved the steamed buns.

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sweet potato fries are to die for, my girlfriend and I ordered them twice in one sitting.

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5280gumbosfan
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Super bummed our 1p lunch reservation only gave us limited menu. Wish we knew that ahead of time.

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JimmyMac
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is the best in the city of Denver. Great fresh food, excellent service. I’m going back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linger is our go-to place to bring friends and family when they visit Denver. Food is always exciting and delicious, service is friendly and attentive, and ambiance is fun and interesting. Will be back again and again!

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sama
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The roof is super cool and eclectic and the view is beautiful. Food is amazing. I recommend this place to everybody!

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null
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch there as a 6 person family pod. At the current regulation 25% capacity, there was a huge amount of room between guests, doors & windows were open on a comfortably warm day and the food was delicious & in a nice variety, something for those wanting meat & vegan all together. Service was excellent and precise and friendly...no request left unsatisfied.

Only thing that might be handled differently was the multiplicity of reservation confirmations requested both through Linger & through Open Table I guess, though partly understandable in these tough times for restaurants.

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vipLexiK
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch and amazing location!

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vipDenverhistorynut
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for Halloween dining!

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Broomfieldfoodie
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Halloween and had a great time. Social distancing was adhered to with the hostess taking our temperature and asking us to wear our masks will not eating and drinking. Great service and food was delicious.

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vipRLA1840
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is phenomenal! I did accidentally look at the dinner menu and want some of the options for lunch, but was not at all disappointed with what we ordered. The food is creative, flavorful, and fun presentation. Potstickers, veggie spring rolls, tofu lettuce wraps, bao buns were all awesome!!!! The food took a while to arrive due to a reduced number of staff in the kitchen, but honestly it’s a weird time to be eating out and we felt so much safer knowing how responsible Linger is acting during Covid. The atmosphere was warm and safe feeling. Linger has always been one of my favorites and still is!

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DwightE
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, accommodating staff, well worth !

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful small and medium bites. This is pure Denver. Pure LoHi. It will not disappoint.

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vipJstull1290
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was a phenomenal server. He was very patient with us and had great recommendations. Hands down the best lamb pita I’ve ever had and espresso martini. We apologize as well for staying past close - Due to the storm, we were having many issues trying to get an Uber home so I wanted to say thank you for being patient and we apologize!
See y’all again soon I hope

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and portions were great. The sangria was excellent. Our server also made great recommendations and was very knowledgeable.

Will definitely return.

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Genie
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food. Great service. Super fun place. Would definitely eat here again!

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JuliaT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here! Food was delicious - I wish the brunch menu had a few more options though. The service was great and so were the drinks! I will definitely be back.

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Renee
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

I do NOT recommend Linger for a nice local historical restaurant. My young friend & I had a reservations at 730, but we were 15 minutes late because of parking. They allowed us to continue our reservations, but now I wish they would not have. We were allowed an hour to eat, but we felt RUSHED the whole time, because it took the waitress a long time to get to our table for our order, then our food and so on. My friend did not like what she ordered and ask for it to be returned, well that took a LONG time and then at then end she was OVER charged. We ended up with the SAME THING and she was charged more then I. I will writing to the restaurant for a complaint and a refund. It's SO LOUD inside the restaurant you can't hardly talk to your friend. It's so dark, you can't hardly see your friend. NO information about the history of the place, so WHY go???? If you are in town for a visit, you would be better off going to any place else.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Linger to celebrate my birthday and the server was so awesome! He gave the table free drinks to help us celebrate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, easy going atmosphere, and very friendly staff. Will be back for the lunch and dinner menus!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was a fun vibe! The only thing was there is a limited drink menu and also everything was extremely spicy. It you like tapas, craft drinks, and spicy food, this is your place!

FAQs

Linger does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Linger also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 993-3120.

Linger is rated 4.7 stars by 5885 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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