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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.
Denver, CO 80211
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet on site.
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
Linger Ratings and Reviews
Good vibes and great food. There were four of us there for a girls brunch. We started with the donuts with chocolate sauce which were to die for. We also ordered the breakfast dosa, which was so so, but the adobo pork benedict was AMAZING. The area around the restaurant is super fun and worth exploring if you're new/visiting
The food takes REALLY long to come out. It’s good but I’m not sure worth such a long wait. More than a half hour on a Saturday morning, for what that’s worth. The server was nice to us, but my wife ordered toast after our original order (our bad, granted) and that took a good 15-20 minutes.
Cool restaurant in a very hip area. We were seated almost immediately and our waiter Gish was great. He was very helpful in helping us pick which dishes would be good for us. We were not disappointed with his recommendations. We loved the family style sharing and we ordered about 9 dishes for the 4 of us and that was a perfect amount. The devils on horseback melted in your mouth and I look forward to going back to order those again. I highly recommend Linger and ask for Gish.
We had a great Valentine's Day dinner at Linger - the food was well presented and delicious. Our server was prompt and professional and the food came out in appropriate amount of time. They featured a set menu for $85 per person for Valentine's day - the first course empanadas and smoked salmon were incredible. We'd highly recommend Linger and hope to visit again soon!
I have eaten here before and like it, but it was way too expensive a Valentine's dinner for the food quality. Overly eager to be creative and under skilled at temping meats, making sure the salad wasn't soggy, and the basics of solid food service. I wouldn't go again for a special dinner.
It was my wife’s birthday and we had been talking about going to Linger for a while but something always came up so I decided to book a reservation for my wife’s birthday. We originally found the restaurant by searching for places that could accommodate my wife’s gluten and dairy allergies. I booked on Open Table and included all the notes about her allergies and that it was her birthday. Our server was Joe and from the start he had all the notes and made fantastic suggestions and we tried a little bit of almost everything until we were stuffed. The service was spot-on throughout the night. The best part about it all was that wife wife felt great the next days afterwards too!! So now we know we can come back again.
There’s so much to say about Linger. Their customer service is amazing. We arrived at 8:05 for our 8:15 reservation. We’re not seated until 8:40. They apologized and ended up comping us an appetizer, which was amazing. Each person in our party got something from a different “region”, each dish was perfect. The staff was nice. The food was affordable 10/10 will be back.
Went for brunch a head of the Sunday rush. Everyone else's meal was good (wagyu sliders, Adobo Pork Benedict). Mine (benny chow) arrive cold, and my eggs were underdone to the point when I cut into it the yolk the white surrounding were so liquidy I should have asked for a spoon to eat the dish. I wish there had been a bit more lamb curry, but I'm pretty sure had the egg been cooked properly the dish would have seemed better composed, and not felt washed out. Besides wanting a warm dish, a little more spice would have been nice, but there was hot sauce on the table, so I made do.
Our appetizer never showed up. The food runner seemed very moody - he showed up to the table with half the order and didn't know what he had in his hands. He stated he was holding menu items we didn't order, then our waitress showed up to inform the runner what he was holding - which was, in fact, part of our order. He sulked off in huff, never acknowledging his error/source for confusion, and it was uncomfortable for everyone.
I used to really like Linger, and was very much looking forward to brunch. But it was such a disappointment. Maybe I should have drown my sorrows in a bottomless mimosa.
This was my first visit to Linger and I really enjoyed it. I was meeting a business associate for lunch and they were not crowded. We had an excellent server (Tiff) who explained the menu and shared her recommendations. My associate and I split the beet salad and we each ordered the fish tacos. Both were outstanding! The beet salad had so many nuanced flavors that I will probably need to order it again just to be able to savor all the subtle flavors. Definitely recommend this, if you like beets—perhaps, even if you don't. The fish tacos were tuna served seared/cool and were quite tasty, too.
The women's restroom was pretty funky and not lighted well enough to make touching up my makeup at all easy, but I suppose that is a minor nit. Just something to think about.
Ordered the hungover Ramen, soup was AMAZING. Mimosas were delicious, much better than other places in the area. Never felt rushed at all by our waitress which is super rare for Sunday Brunch in LoHi. Seated next to some unpleasant patrons but there are those types of people everywhere.
Linger pulled out all the stops when my family gathered to celebrate two birthdays--including my mom's 91st. My party of 8 was seated comfortably at a large banquet table. Eric, our all-pro waiter, handled orders for coffee, apps and mains with ease, and he took time to explain the menu. Doughnut holes, sliders, breakfast tacos and dosas were big hits. The coffee was strong AND delicious. That alone is a big thumbs up! As the dining room filled up, Eric took time to check in, refill coffee and clear plates. After we enjoyed a terrific brunch, Eric provided birthday desserts for my mom and brother. But the nicest surprise was the staff-signed birthday cards! From beginning to end, my family had a great experience at Linger. I can't recommend them enough!
Literally everything was great. We were instantly seated even though we were 20 minutes early for our reservation. We ordered the Sangria which teleported us back to Spain. We had potstickers, bacon wrapped dates, BBQ Duck Bao bun and sliders; each recipe was a unique savory treat in which we savored every single bite! The value matches the quality and amount of food and the outstanding service. We will be visiting here again the next time we are in Denver!
We were visiting Denver and Linger came highly recommended. We made reservations (highly recommend making them) a few weeks in advance. Our group of 4 ended up doing family style dining so we could try more dishes. I'm glad we did as everything we tried was excellent! Food truck inspired dishes with an Asian flair. Delicious!
It was fantastic! We had reservations set for 8:30 on a Friday night, but we arrived early and they were able to take us right then even though we were a party of 5. The food was superb and the atmosphere was fun. My only complaint was that it took our server quite some to greet us, but after the initial greet he was right on top of it. I can’t wait to return.
We have always loved Linger when entertaining for business, bringing our family & friends or just a quick casual lunch or dinner over the last years.
We brought a party of 8 for an important business dinner Thursday night and from our arrival the hostess was very lackluster. However, the main problem was our waiter Jacob who simply delivered terrible service while blaming his “new runners” for not coursing our food. We had to ask them twice to stop delivering dishes that they were trying to hand us plate after plate to hold because there was not even room for the plates on the table. When they brought our food “back”, most dishes were warmish. We had two people with severe food allergies at the table and he was not even present to distinguish the dishes.
We will not return with a group again and I would strongly advise anyone else to at least discuss the service beforehand for an event.
We’re sadly disappointed and they’ve lost very loyal patrons.
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