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Linger

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5841 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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 5841 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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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly bun and lemongrass dumplings were great; as was the sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Didn’t have a good table location. Also was too small of a table for 4 people.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great food and the service was excellent

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MattieE
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly, this was one of my all-time best dining experiences. From the moment we arrived, the hostesses were incredibly welcoming and helpful in finding us a table. From checking our temps to sharing and upholding COVID safety guidelines, they had us feeling as safe as we would've felt dining at home. Out of our party of 3, we had a gf-vegan (myself) and vegetarian. While their menu is already very supportive of those with special diets, our waitress went out of her way to make special recommendations and additional accommodations. And the food was nothing short of spectacular. We ordered several shared plates (edamame, dosa, sliders, satay tofu lettuce wraps) and they were all uniquely delicious. I wish I lived in Denver so I could become a regular at Linger. HIGHLY recommend!

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DomS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I wouldn’t go back to Linger anytime soon. My food came out cold. Our server seemed more concerned about getting her other tables out of the restaurant instead of servicing patrons like me who were needing refills and had menu questions. They don’t play any music so you’re forced to listen to your neighboring table’s conversation. The food itself was just okay and the mimosas did the job. If you’d like to pay $20 on top of paying for a mediocre meal, then Linger is the place for you.

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LindseyT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great global small plates which are filling and SO tasty. I recommend the bao buns, wagyu sliders, and dessert was amazing. Definitely try some cocktails, they were delightful. Cute atmosphere & neighborhood.

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MollyB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Visited Linger for brunch on a Saturday morning around 10:30 am. We chose Linger since we've been here a few times in the past and had a blast for brunch! Service was definitely lacking and their COVID brunch menu has definitely gone downhill.

Check in to meet our friends was confusing- the hostess looked up my name (the res was under my name) and couldnt find it at first despite our two other friends already being seated under my res at the time. She then told us the table was at the bar and gave no further instruction or even offered to take us there.

Our server was quite short with us and seemed like she had no patience when taking our order. She completely forgot my sister's drink and didn't even apologize when we asked about it 10 minutes later. Continually had to ask for water refill... It's water so come on!! Linger does not have the devils on horseback or the eggs benedict now (which is a huggge shame!) I got the tamiles and they were okay- the filling was flavorful, but tasted like the corn shell had been boiled- resulting in a soggy tamale. My two other friends got the bfast dosa, which i'd enjoyed pre-covid but this time the curry was so strong it was barely edible.

Overall i'm saddened that service/flavor has gone downhill at Linger lately.. I hope they're able to make a comeback soon, but until then I'll be brunching elsewhere.

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vipBrelander
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Still a great place to eat, even after the view of the city was obstructed by mid-rise multi-family structures. I would like to see them open their rooftop again sometime soon.

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vipDevynH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Denver!!! Been going for year and just keep going back. Great ambiance/fun atmosphere and the best food. Could not recommend more!

MK
MarilynK
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Pai Thai. The peanuts were ground as a side instead of peanut sauce which was different. My friend had the salmon bowl and we shared a beet salad which was delicious as I love beets.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They provided a nice mousse dessert for my friends birthday it was very sweet of then

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vipSarahS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday celebration at Linger! The drinks were amazing and food outstanding.

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JohnP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and it’s a interesting setting. The only downside was the limited beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever in Denver. Hands down!

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SeanD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fantastic. Every single thing we ordered we loved and the service was really great to match. Would recommend to everyone visiting Denver.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really enjoyed my birthday dinner at Linger. The ambiance and aesthetic of the restaurant are top notch which out being an overly pricey outing. The bar in the lounge is a treat for the eyes as well. You simply must try the bao buns, my favorite thing that I had on the menu.

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AnnaR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I love Linger - it's a regular spot of mine for fun drinks & unique food choices. I have a lot of friends who eat Vegan/Vegetarian and I appreciate that they have so many dishes to choose from. This last time, we were seated up on the rooftop and unfortunately had really poor service. The waitress would disappear for long chunks of time and it took us nearly 45 from when we asked for the check to actually leave.

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vipBryanH
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, I am plant based and they do a great job with extraordinary veggie dishes.

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vipRochelleT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Covid menu. Limited, server with massive attitude. The food was fine just like the last time I ate there... the servers attitude of being bothered we were there took it over the top.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I was disappointed in the very minimal brunch menu. I suppose I have myself to blame for that as I didn’t investigate. But still, why not serve a lunch menu along with the brunch items. As it was, the weekend noon menu was quite underwhelming — not up to Linger’s standards.

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vipJoeR
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is a lot quieter because of COVID restrictions but everything else is still as good as ever. You can never go wrong with eating here.

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Foodie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu choice, great for sharing and trying new items.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food & drinks were delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good bao buns and good cocktails, what Else can I say

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great. Felt clean. Felt safe. Delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was overpriced and cold. Would not go again. Only thing I’d recommend is the doughnuts and “coffee”

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OliverC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, wonderful service, and delicious food. The cocktails were on point and the Devils on Horseback is a must try!

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Kendra
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary the food was great and they gave us a free dessert which was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Very impersonal service. The food all came out on top of each other. Disappointed with almost every dish. Bao Buns were good.
Atmosphere was beautiful.

MB
MatthewB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service is great. Food was tasty and with great drinks.

JK
vipJordanK
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu and inside space! It’s a huge restaurant. The food was so fantastic!

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EILEENF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Love the rooftop bar and service!

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JustEnjoyingLife
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The host had no care to talk to me, and she completely blew me off when I started to explain that I just got engaged and was hoping for a nice table. No one else was in line are waiting on table. Plenty of open seats, but they seemed to busy to care of customers. I couldn't even get the words out before she rudely just said "you are sitting at the bar level."

The pictures showed nice leather chairs and interesting tables lining said bar area, however the whole floor was filled with crappy diner quality booths and cheap laminate tables. Open table advertised this like as a nice quality restaurant, but we got an Outback level quality of ambiance and seating.

The server was also very aloof and didn't bother to explain the menus. As I was trying to ask questions he leaned on another table so far over my should I couldn't see him and he couldn't hear me. We felt so unwelcomed. He got one drink order but not mine before just wandering off. One drink watered down with half melted ice before he came back and took my simple beer order. He didn't even realize he screwed up.

After 4 attempts at ordering an appetizer (apparently 1:30pm does not mean lunch or dinner menus) we finally got some bao buns. We were just treated so poorly, Chef Ramsey couldn't make a meal nice enough to overcome should crap quality in table and service.

Go here to get drunk with your friends so you don't care about the seats or service. Don't go here to enjoy your afternoon or hope for a nice lunch or dinner experience. I felt robbed.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great views and awesome food. Reasonably priced drinks as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. A beautiful restaurant as well.

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joiep
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not much to choose from and $100 for appetizers and one drink for 3 people was too expensive.

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Stacy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. Everything was seriously so good! Friendly service too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great c19 protocol . Thank you.

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vipUnravel
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Always love the staff here. The food on the rooftop is not the same menu as the restaurant which is a big bummer.. I’d like to suggest some really outstanding dishes be added so a rooftop diner feels not like they have less options but they are lucky to get that menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything especially the bottomless mimosas! When I am in town again I am definitely coming back. Our server was very informative and also suggested some places to visit while in town. Great all around!!!

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 5841 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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