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About Linger

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.

2030 W 30th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:00 - 6:30pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00-2:30pm

Cross Street:
Umatilla St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 993-3120

Website:
http://www.lingerdenver.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet on site.

Executive Chef:
Justin Cucci

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Year's Eve Menu - TBD

Linger Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (119)
Fit for Foodies (114)
Good for a Date (96)
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Hot Spot (91)
Fun (87)
Special Occasion (84)
Neighborhood Gem (75)
Scenic View (68)
Worth the Drive (68)
Tapas (59)
Good Vegetarian Options (53)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Good for Groups (48)
People Watching (45)
Local Ingredients (44)
Vibrant Bar Scene (44)
Happy Hour (43)
Gluten Free Options (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Vegan (39)
Authentic (38)
Romantic (38)
Casual (33)
Healthy (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Bar Seating (29)
Great for Brunch (26)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Tasting Menu (22)
Business Meals (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Cozy (19)
Spicy (16)
Organic (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Seasonal (14)
Paleo Friendly (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great Beer (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

We went here for my birthday dinner, it was 6 of us. Top to bottom it was a win. Delicious wine, enjoyed every plate we got (and we ordered like 9 different plates) the service was absolutely stellar, and the price was extremely reasonable for 6 of us! I was TOTALLY pleased and will be back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Authentic, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing service, stellar food!

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·Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere was busy and energetic during our lunch. The server started out great, then not sure what happened but became very forgetful about us, refills, and a few items ordered. Drinks seemed to take the longest. Food was excellent!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The food flew at us despite our server telling us it would be coursed out. It seemed like the restaurant cared more about turning the table than our experience. Food was good but would not return.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

I'd been here 2-3 times previously and enjoyed it but hadn't been compelled to come back. This time (about 2 years later) my mind was blown. Every one of the 6 dishes we had was SPECTACULAR and there were many more I wanted to try. Service was impeccable too. Will def be back, sooner vs later.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Linger had a cool atmosphere and really good food. Quite a variety of different items. I had Pork Belly Bao Bun and Wagyu Beef Sliders while my friend had the Ramen. Both were very delicious! I'm not sure I agree with their sharing concept. I think it's a cool idea but they don't really have the menu for it . It's categorized as a tapas place but I wouldn't really agree. Just get a meal and enjoy it!

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It was delicious and our waiter was great! The Impossible Burger was a pleasant surprise!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Never disappoints! So fun to introduce a friend to this great spot!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The venue was spectacular, and I loved the updated feel while being in an old building. Very cool concept and the food was prepared flawlessly. The Sweet & Sour Crickets turned out to be a table favorite, and definitely a must try for anyone dining at Linger.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Vegan, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It had been almost 2 years since I was at Linger and I was delighted. It was another great experience. It was my friend's first visit and she loved the "adventure".

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was our first visit to Linger. My daughter is a recent Navy veteran who enjoyed experiencing different dishes in other parts of the world, and requested a restaurant using locally sourced foods and ethnic cuisine for her birthday dinner. This was perfect! She enjoyed the lamb kebobs and said it reminded her of the street food she loved in Bahrain. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the dishes we tried and will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I am trying out some weird food restrictions. The server asked if we had any and I told them to her. I swear the whole kitchen was involved in making sure I didn't get the wrong food. It was impressive! I am super self-conscious about being high maintenance and they made sure I didn't feel bad about it.

Thank you very much!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

If you are a foodie the dishes are lack luster and just not that great. The concept is thai fusion is more of confusion. Its just not well done if you're cultured in food BUT if you're a Denver local and not picky about food this is a great atmosphere with delicious drinks!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love love love this place. Without a doubt, one of my favorites in Denver. I love the variety offered and have never had anything I didn't absolutely love. The masala dosa was out of this world. The pot stickers and cheese curds and bao buns were all mouth watering. When I have guests visit from out of state, this is where I take them. All food is sourced locally and there's something for everyone. Very laid back environment with sweet view of the city. Interesting cool ice cream type thing for desert haha. Highly recommend checking this spot out.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was so bad! Took 15 minutes before our server came over with water. We asked for our buns as an appetizer. They didn't come until end of the meal and were incorrect. Our other food came out wrong. She never came back to check how our food was. The saving grace was the manager. For expensive food, service should be impeccable. We were disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food but a loud place

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I am really surprised by so many high reviews since I give this restaurant an average review. My family and I visited for brunch. The service and atmosphere were okay. The crepe and curry potato dish was such a variety of flavors it just didn’t mesh well. I think we should try again at dinner to see if this restaurant gets higher ratings from us.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing!!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food, wonderful flavors! Plates are on the smaller side, but very reasonably priced; easier to try multiple items. The amazing Italian "Coffee and Donuts" (a dessert that included white chocolate mousse) was reason in itself to visit again.
Reasonably priced wine bottles and fairly good selection. Service was impeccable.
Nothing bad to say about this place.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server was super knowledgeable about dietary issues. She was great! Food was good too!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food we had was so delicious. We will definitely go back and continue our journey through the menu! The whole experience was great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

delicious food and great service. my date was allergic to peanuts and they were very accommodating of his allergy.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I have been to Linger many times. Had out of town family members in town and felt it would be a great place to have dinner. We had a table of 8 and with the noise level we had to basically carry on two different conversations. I have had the beet salad a number of times and never noticed the "spice/heat level". I recommended it to several family members and a few struggled a bit with the spice/heat. All in all, a great location.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This global eclectic menu is AMAZING!! The food is the next level of tasty, the atmosphere is wonderful, creative cocktails, all in a repurposed mortuary in the hip HiLo neighborhood. I come back every time I visit in Denver.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

What amazing service! The food was unreal so vegan friendly, but made non vegans thrilled as well. We love Linger!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The host and wait staff were attentive and very good! They pace the food well and it was not a wait, even with though it was busy. The creative cuisine is really outstanding and created in a way that is cutting edge....LOTS of flavors, perfectly made, great presentation make for a delicious and artistic evening at Linger. It is fairly open and moderately noisy. And I would check out places to park ahead of time as our gps was a little off:) Fun area, even on a Sunday evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I would give it 0 stars if I could, went here with my partner for Sunday brunch and it was a joke. Our wait person didn’t get our coffees for about 30 minutes and just kept laughing it off that she “can never remember anything”. We started with their sweet potato waffle fries and they were the best part of the meal (and they were mediocre at best). The frech toast came out next and was another disappointment. The mint and giant pieces of crystallized ginger made every bite a mouthful of spicy and bitter soggy bread. I got the adobo Benedict and was disappointed when every bite ended with me trying to choke down the greasy plantain cake they used for the bottom. The cabbage slaw they had put in the middle looked about 10 days old with the brown edges and the few pieces of salad-slime that they had forgotten to pick out made it even worse. My girlfriends tacos were composed of over cooked eggs and chorizo with a limp soggy tortilla and a side of undercooked home fries. After voicing our disappointment with the wait person, our bill was thrown onto our table with a nasty eye roll. All together we were disappointed with every aspect of that dining experience. I recommend finding ANYWHERE else to eat. A McDonalds would have had better food and service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, great vibe.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and great service. Unique menu with unique flavors. We’ll be back again soon.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We loved Linger! And will definitely be back. We tried the crickets, grasshoppers and black ants...our first time eating insects...and we cleaned the plate. The Devil on Horseback were so, so delicious that we each want our own order next time. Wait person was attentive and engaged but not annoying. Restaurant was loud and lively, but we had no problem visiting at a conversation level.

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was my granddaughters birthday and they treated her so special. Great night.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very interesting flavor combinations.
The atmosphere is unbeatable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect for a brunch or dinner date! Great atmosphere, was packed at 11:30 for Brunch on Saturday!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great finger foods!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

So delicious! Creative foods is a subtle description! Loved the Masala doma, full order. Also had the trout skewer and beet falafels, three were enough to share for two. Happy hour prices in the bar, no reservations needed. Recommend reserving for the dining room.

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great restaurant with tasty food 5* and wonderful service 5*. The kitchen was really slow for us and from what I could see for everyone else too. I also thought it was a tad overpriced for small portions. Yummy salad was $14 and I was still hungry so I ordered the tuna tacos. I think $14 too. Pretty expensive for a casual lunch. I’ll try dinner next time where I’ll anticipate getting more than 1 course and I’ll allow for the pace from the kitchen.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Delicious, creative food in a lively and fun atmosphere. Server was super friendly and made great suggestions. Plates are shareable and portions ample. We only needed one each, though we did add an extra slider (which was to die for). A little pricey but worth it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was great, fun celebration with family and friends.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent small plates and a wide selection that led to an overall VERY positive experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food was amazing and creative!! I love that almost everything can be made vegan!!

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