Linger

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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was mediocre. Took forever to get our drinks.

JN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super sweet and take care of us really well. The ambience was awesome me and my dad had such a great time!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Highly recommend!

EA
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Linger was amazing. The food was unique and delicious. The service and ambiance was welcoming. We loved Linger and will be back!

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the tail end of lunch, so the restaurant was pretty quiet. Our wait staff, Eric was helpful in our menu selections and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch...green tea soba noodles and the pork/duck hoagie...both were a mixture of wonderful flavors. Ended with the Vietnamese black sesame snow ice...delicious!!!😋

HC
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so unique, but not so crazy you wouldn't want to try it. And the atmosphere is outstanding. Love the LiteBrite bar!!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spooky vibes in the best way possible (look up the history of the building), food was A1 and very filling. Staff was friendly af and prompt with the refills

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time as usual our server was fantastic I really enjoyed the Patagonian Gin and Tonic!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got our upstairs seating like we wanted! Yummy drinks and food!

JM
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We have eaten here frequently, mostly for lunch. This was our first time for dinner in a while. The food was excellent; some of the most creative and complex in Denver. However, the noise level in the main dining room was overwhelming. It sort of built up over time and we had already ordered drinks before we realized how oppressive it was so didn’t ask to be moved. If we go there for dinner again, we will certainly ask to be seated in another area. Soon it will be warm enough to open the windows and that will probably help with the noise level as well.

MN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would order everything we tried again. Always awesome going with friends who want to try everything!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Sarah our server was gracious, kind and knowledgeable about the menu; she was a lot
Of fun as well! Food was perfect and well done!

MT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

75% of our food was great. The Power Bowl, less so.

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner at Linger. The staff is friendly, the food was delicious and the cocktails were fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at linger. I made our reservation with open table. We got a seat by the window with a beautiful view of Denver. The food was all very different and delicious and our server James was excellent.

j
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection. Wide variety. Superior service

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place was unique and fun. We went for a dinner of three and shared everything in the middle of the table. Service was great and food was memorable. Especially enjoyed the persian sliders, the wagyu tacos and the donuts & “coffee”.

n
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully plated. We had a vegan and a person who is lactose intolerant. They both found plenty of dishes to enjoy. The vegan was REALLY happy!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food is great. Set reservation & were sat at the last resort table. It had a poke

MH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always. Food is delicious and consistent. We are never disappointed.

V
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I were visiting Denver as she will be going to grad school there. Our Air BnB hostess recommended Linger and we went there the first night in town. The restaurant was full but we were able to grab seats at the upstairs bar. The service was fast and friendly and the food was delicious! We made Linger our dinner spot the night we left Denver as well. A great dinner before catching the red eye home!

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent...service is outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant 100% of the time and consider it one of the best in Denver.

s
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour , good choices of food and drinks.

R
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the special fixed price menu. There was a lot of food for the cost.
In addition, there are many options for my husband to eat since he is a vegan. It is nice going to a place where he has so many options.

G
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great. Our out of town guests really enjoyed it. Very hard to talk without yelling as so loud.

OT
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience with inventive dishes. Can't go wrong.

A
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food and atmosphere was good as always, but service was definitely subpar. Our first round of drinks took over 20 minutes to arrive, which was long enough to finish our appetizer. We specifically ordered the wine pairing and were not able to try the wine paired with the appetizer. They were busier but nothing extreme enough to warrant a wait time for every single drink we got. Our server didn’t seem bothered by the wait at all.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brunch was great. Wish they had more sweet and savory combos but good meal and good service

DS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Energetic, creative and tasty! Definitely recommend the brunch.

D
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An excellent place for tapas type faire. We enjoyed the ambience.

SS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance here! Food was fantastic too. We went for restaurant week but still felt like we got a great meal with the more limited menu. The only thing we didn’t love was we felt squished into the booth they seated us in— not much elbow room. We will definitely be back!

PW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe. Great twist on delicious food combinations.

M
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I ordered the Khachapuri Street Pizza last weekend and it was a great portion and very delicious. I went back this weekend and ordered it again and it was half the size and tasted OK. I paid the same price both weekends and felt as though I had been taken advantage of.

Additionally, when I went to Linger last weekend, our waitresses said we must order 3 boa buns to do bottomless mimosas. This weekend our waitress said we only needed to order two. A lot of us ended up spending money we didn't want to spend last weekend because the waitress was uninformed. What are ya gonna do....

I still recommend Linger to those who have not tried it. It's very pricey, but the location, food, and ambiance is great.

OT
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food

DD
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

While waiting for our table. We were up stairs in the bar area. We could not get a drink or service to order a drink.

JE
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Interesting flavors. Highly recommended.

PB
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had 4 for a bday dinner. Linger is a lovely restaurant with some partial views from large windows. The servers were excellent. We got about 7 dishes for the table, and almost all liked almost everything, so you know the food was good. It is pricey, but with the location, I guess that's part of the deal. All in all, a fun evening for the family celebrating a 50th birthday.

5
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Reservation was delayed by 45 mins. Food was great but service was slow between courses. Wine pairings also didn't arrive in time for the food it was paired with. Will not be back.

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was excellent, however they did not seem to be ready for restaurant week. We had a 7:45 reservation and were not sat until 8:15. We didn't get any of the food that we ordered until about 9:15, and we weren't done until after 10. If the pacing were correct that would not be an issue, but after waiting for a whole hour to even start, it was not the best experience.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great food but insanely slow service.

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