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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pork Belly Bun
Grilled Pineapple Jam, Sambal, Plum Sauce & Scallions
Pork Belly Bao Bun
Grilled Pineapple Jam, Sambal & Plum Sauce
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Linger will be offering a special New Year's Eve menu to ring in the New Year! Menu TBD
It was a great calm night out enjoying the rooftop area. The heaters were great and the service helpful and attentive but not jntrusive.
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).
Fabulous brunch menu with incredible flavors and cooked to perfection! Great service and drinks as well!
Thank you so much!
Great choices for dining and wonderful cocktails. Great experience, looking forward to next time!
Was not as delicious as I wish it was. Nice looking restaurant, though.
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.
Denver Restaurant Week menu was great; 3 of us shared different dishes and they were all very good. Will be back
Everything I order was delicious. Will definitely return when I’m in town again
Great experience all’s round . Ordered beet salad, sliders and pad Thai and everything was delicious !
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.
Consistently one of my favorite restaurants in Denver! Love it!
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.”
The food and service was great!
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
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
Lovely atmosphere. During these times it was a very comfortable and lovely brunch. Sara Jo was amazing!
Great service and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!
Great spot! Very popular. Great customer service and flavorful food.
Me and my boyfriend had such a romantic time. Very tasty cocktails and cute shareable food. Loved the steamed buns.
The Sweet potato fries are to die for, my girlfriend and I ordered them twice in one sitting.
Super bummed our 1p lunch reservation only gave us limited menu. Wish we knew that ahead of time.
Brunch is the best in the city of Denver. Great fresh food, excellent service. I’m going back again and again.
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!
The roof is super cool and eclectic and the view is beautiful. Food is amazing. I recommend this place to everybody!
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.
Amazing brunch and amazing location!
Best place for Halloween dining!
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.
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!
Delicious food, accommodating staff, well worth !
Wonderful small and medium bites. This is pure Denver. Pure LoHi. It will not disappoint.
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
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.
Such great food. Great service. Super fun place. Would definitely eat here again!
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.
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.
We went to Linger to celebrate my birthday and the server was so awesome! He gave the table free drinks to help us celebrate.
Amazing food, easy going atmosphere, and very friendly staff. Will be back for the lunch and dinner menus!!
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 5886 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.