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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C
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal! Superb value for money during Denver Restaurant Week, not to mention the rest of the year! Linger never fails to delight! And your new cocktails are so delicious!

AB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The ambiance was very nice and we were excited to celebrate a recent accomplishment. After being seated we ordered drinks. A few minutes later one drink came and after sitting there for over 20 minutes we still never received the other drink. The waiter finally came back to our table and was reminded about the missing drink.

The waiter came back a few minutes later only to say they ran out of that particular drink. We then ordered a different drink which nearly took another 20 minutes to arrive. So overall, it took at least 40 minutes to receive a drink.

The appetizers were very good and one main course. The other main course was extremely salty. One other negative was the appetizer plates were never cleared off the table, nor were the menus ever cleared, which was annoying considering the table was a small table for two. Unfortunately, we will not be returning to this establishment.

SM
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was handled well, wait staff was great, and food was served quickly. Very delicious, would highly recommend!

RL
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great GF and Vegan options. Food very tasty with lots of options.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good the food and the service

m
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Linger was a really nice, really beautiful restaurant. The food was experimental but I enjoyed some of what I tried. It was good overall, and I really appreciated the service that I got. I tried to call before my reservation to set up something special, but I was unable to do so. That would be my only critique, their phone number isn't in service. Other than that, I really enjoyed this restaurant.

CB
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Cool atmosphere. Perfect place for a date.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and tasty food

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.

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