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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be featuring a special pre-fixe menu for the evening in place of our normal dinner menu. The dinner is $85 per person. We require a credit card on file for the 72 hour cancelation policy, please bring a separate form of payment for dinner.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing nothing

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Deff will be back

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To be completely transparent...... the experience started a little rough. We had a reservation for 7:00pm on a Wednesday night. We were greeted with beautiful, friendly smiles from the hostesses. We were 12 min early for our reservation and seated immediately. So far so good....... we waited 10 min and no server, no hello, no water, no eye contact. We have both worked in the service industry and mentioned to the hostess ( I think it was actually the manager) may wanna give server heads up they have been seated...... 10 min ago. Not upset, simply stating fact. She (the manager?) immediately brought us water, went over menu and was very apologetic for the wait. The server (Joe.... who IS amazing) sent over a complimentary appetizer ( before being available to say hello...... and rightfully so..... to anyone in the service industry...... he was triple, if not quadruple sat and two tables were big-tops). He greeted us as soon as he was available, prepared to take our order AND sent over his favorite dish of chili, ginger shrimp. Joe was very attentive the remainder of the evening. The food, drink and dessert were amazing! ( gotta have the donuts!) To summarize.... situations happen that cannot be avoided at times. It was unfortunate, but the management and server went WAAY above and beyond to ensure our experience was positively unforgettable. We left happy, full and completely satisfied. Thank you thank you!! We will definitely pass along positive referrals to friends and family. We will also not hesitate to visit Linger again when we are craving a delicious and pleasant dining experience.

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal I've found so far in Denver!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Creative varied cuisine in an unusual venue. We had a group including meat eaters and vegetarians with a variety of dietary restrictions. Linger's menue and helpful knowledgeble staff made it easy for everyone to find a number of alternatives. The cuisine was exceptionally varied and creative. The flavors were unexpeced and delicious. The chef is simply outstanding.

BG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was beyond Any prior experience I've had at linger! The service was on point, his recommendations as well as dietary accommodations were phenomenal. The donut holes and ginger shots were Beyond delicious, thanks for that! I've always known that the service is great as well as the concept, and pleased to know that a previous experience was just a hiccup. Great recovery this time around!!!

C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's 40th at Linger and it did not disappoint. We loved the unique offerings from around the globe. We shared the BBQ duck and bison bao buns, Korean tacos, Persian sliders and the lamb kabobs. The combination of flavors in each dish was amazing. The only downside was we didn't have any room left to try anything else!

RR
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – great vibe for a date night or going out with a group of friends. I definitely would return to try more dishes. They have an awesome drink menu and a wide variety of food options. Typically, a plate is enough for 2 people. Service was well-timed and friendly.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

No i d will not

ME
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch there this weekend. We got the Banh mi, which was delicious, the adobe poached eggs, and the ramen. The food was prompt, service was great.

DA
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good choices on menu. A bit of a price but good food!

MP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for happy hour, but weren’t aware of you book a table in the restaurant there is no happy hour. So we left our table and took off to the bar, found some seats and enjoyed ourselves.

j
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and informative server!! Chicken lettuce wraps and the shaved ice dessert were incredible!!

SS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, with quite a variety of flavors and options, and attentive, friendly service.

AB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Denver everything was delicious a party for the senses.

N
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Linger is never a disappointment. The food was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Sean. Food was delicious. Everything came out of the kitchen in a reasonable amount of time .

AC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linger was fantastic and definitely the best place we ate at in Denver. My boyfriend and I went for dinner with his vegan cousins and were amazed at the amount of options available for all of us. I think the duck bao (real and faux) and the Korean Bulgogi Bibimbap were our favorite dishes.

Our server was a great help and very prompt. We also sat upstairs near the bar, and the ambiance couldn't be beat.

We loved it and will be making another reservation there next time we're in Denver!

O
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only reason Food was not ranked higher was that the gluten free/vegan display on the menu was confusing. It appears that every V or GF notation was just that when that specific treatment needed to be requested. It’s wonderful that you have those options available. But as someone with an intolerance, I was definitely “glutened” that evening. It was delicious though.

JC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had agent time and it was just what we were looking for. Great and unique food.
Cheers!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A big group of us went to Linger for our annual gift exchange, the restaurant is very cool. It is a tapas, sharing kind of menu, and the different options were really great to choose from.

We had the devils on horseback, the BBQ Korean tacos X 3, the lettuce wraps, the impossible sliders, one of the bao buns, and the corpse revival.

All excellent, tacos being our favorite, very different. So come feeling adventurous. The bar space next to our table up top was hard to squeeze by.

B
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very noisy. We were having a business dinner and the noise level was difficult to manage. Even though we indicated it was a business meal on our reservation, we were seated upstairs. Perhaps a table away from the bar would have been quieter. Otherwise, food was great, service exceptional including special attention to an allergy of one of our party.

K
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great for and service. Love the "around the world" menu. I was going vegan for 30 days, and this was the perfect place. Many of the dishes can be made vegan.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I am not a fan of spicy food and had a hard time finding anything on the menu that I would like. The waiter struggled as well. 99% of the menu is spicy and removing it changes the dish too much or it could not be removed.

T
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We went to Linger with our son and his boss who was in town from California. The boss wants to try something unique and local to Denver so we thought Linger would be great. The service was not food as it took over 45 minutes to get our food and when it did arrive I thought the food was just OK. Linger is also pretty pricey and it was kind of laid and hard to talk. I am not sure I will return.

OT
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bob and I ended up going to Linger two weekends in a row, with different groups of folks.

Learn more about the detailed origin story of this mortuary turned from their website. Also, look for subtle hints throughout the restaurants including the embalming vessels used as water carafes and a mural of Harold in his customized hearse.

For a starter, we ordered three different bao buns to share. The most traditional offering was the 5-spice pork belly; we also tried the Mongolian bbq duck, and the bison pastrami reuben. They were all quite decadent! At $5 to $6 a bun, it was a little pricey but fun to share with guests.

On our first visit, several of us tried the ramen option served at brunch. It contained duck confit and a soft-boiled shoyu egg. The broth was dark, rich and

I ordered a cocktail that wasn't on the brunch menu, a coffee colada. This bright and tropical cocktail reminded me of a mulata, but contained cold pressed coffee, as opposed to creme de caoco. Loved it!

On this 2nd visit, I tried the adobo pork benedict. The poached eggs were cooked to perfection, atop a very sophisticated version of benedict. The South American inspired chipotle lentil and bean sauce that substituted for hollandaise was both sweet and savory. In lieu of an English muffin, a plantain sopa was used as the bottom layer. Many of the dishes at Linger are pretty small, but these two stacks of benedicts left me completely satiated.
Two of our friends are gluten intolerant, and this place has so many options for them! Almost every entree on the brunch menu could be made gluten free, and several of them can be made vegan.

Linger is also a great place to take out-of-town friends, because even in the middle of winter they allow guests to take the elevator up to the rooftop to peak at the amazing views of downtown and the Highlands.

AF
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love! Small delicious dishes and a wonderful wait staff! 10/10 coming back

BR
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome. Great service. Wonderful menu and food. Thank you!

MH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Linger. Delicious food at an affordable price for portion size. Staff is friendly and prompt. The venue itself is fun to be in - never feeling rushed to head out. Can't wait to go back!

H
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

the service was great I loved the people serving us but the food was awful I never had such a bad food in my lif, plus there was no view to downtown nothing was like the photos on google over all I would say not bad for one night.

KK
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The meal was fine in the end after some fixes, but the service was really poor. We were handed a plate of bao by someone in error that we thought the waiter had given us as a nicety. They had been on our table at least 3 minutes and then our waiter stopped by and plucked them away from us! We ordered shrimp pad thai and it was delivered with no shrimp. We asked for it to be corrected. We were then brought a plate of shrimp. We just looked at the waiter and he asked, “That is what you wanted, right?” and I informed him that the noodles were now cold and it needed to be tossed together. It came back right finally. Dirty plates were not removed, table was not wiped...very spotty service. For a $200 meal with drinks for 4, we were not very happy with the service at all and the food was okay, but not stellar.

l
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Booths upstairs very small for four people. Took awhile to place order.

JA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, the layout of the restaurant was a good mix of modern and classy. We always challenge each other to rank the food at small plate restaurants, and the items we put last were still very good, just not quite as exceptional as the other items. Wait staff was some of the friendliest I have encountered outside of a Michelin.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Felt very understaffed. In a meal that could have had 5 rounds of drinks we only got 2.5. Food was impeccable and drinks were delish, but 6 people and $410 later I'm disappointed.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing like always.

EG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Linger several times. It is a fun place with good food and great service...

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Our server was great! And the atmosphere was just fabulous!

c
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to date night spot 😉

MC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gish was a good server!

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