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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

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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 (111)
Fit for Foodies (97)
Good for a Date (86)
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Fun (77)
Hot Spot (75)
Special Occasion (71)
Neighborhood Gem (69)
Worth the Drive (61)
Scenic View (60)
Tapas (50)
Good Vegetarian Options (50)
Handcrafted Cocktails (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Happy Hour (41)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Gluten Free Options (40)
People Watching (40)
Authentic (39)
Good for Groups (37)
Local Ingredients (37)
Vegan (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (36)
Casual (35)
Healthy (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Romantic (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
Tasting Menu (19)
Cozy (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Business Meals (17)
Spicy (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Organic (12)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Seasonal (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Great Beer (6)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We had heard mixed reviews about Linger, but trusted Westword on it's rating, and I am so glad I did. The food was excellent, perfect portions, good drinks and a great staff. We will certainly go there again!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined 2 days ago

Linger is an absolutely fantastic find! We can't wait to go back and try some more delicious delacacies. The bottomless mimosas were totally worth it! We couldn't find the bottom of our pint glasses if we tried because the amazing waiter kept circling with a pitcher of well mixed mimosas. We enjoyed the pork Benedict, the challah French toast, and sweet potato waffle fries. It was all superb! We will highly recommend to all our friends.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere and great food. Well worth the effort to go there after a long day of traveling.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant was recommended by a fellow dinner at Root Down in the Denver airport. I was celebrating a graduation with my daughter. We all loved the vibe, the bar and the food. Cannot wait to go back!! This place is a winner!!!

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Tapas, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome, been to Linger many times. It never disappoints!

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

EXCEPTIONALLY tasty and innovative food. Great atmosphere. A favorite amongst many outstanding restaurants in a foody town.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing menu selection! Was very surprised and amused by the grasshopper, cricket, black ants stir fry!!! Yum and nutritious!!! Delicious flavor!!!

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Hostess was rude but other than that it was very nice

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

First visit: Very enjoyable fun setting with good food and wine, certainly worthy of another visit for a casual lunch and/or perhaps Happy Hour.......

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Absolutely amazing! The wait people!! Outstanding!! Certainly we will return!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was great!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed our bottomless mimosas thoroughly - the blood orange ones are the way to go! I had the wagyu sliders and they were excellent. Just the right amount of food (two sliders and yummy sweet potato fries with chipotle ketchup). Our waiter could've spoken up a little bit more; he would raise his volume if we were talking about anything related to Texas but was not heard very well otherwise. Glasses were never empty and our food did not take long at all. I prefer to have a reservation because you sit in the lower dining room, but the upper lounge is nicer for more intimate meals (it's a free for all with tables though).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Organic, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Some of the most unique and wonderful food in the city!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wow! One of the best meals I’ve had in Denver. Their kids offerings are also creatively presented, which we all appreciated. Fantastic in every category. I highly recommend Linger.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Spacious seating for a cool environment. Waiter was a thoughtful guy who knew the menu perfectly. Great spot for a brunch with a new friend.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As usual Linger delivered. Great menu variety, awesome food, and tasty beverages. Probably my favorite (or at least top 5) in all of Denver.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was uniquely and impeccably prepared, and packed with flavor. The spot is very cool with great ambiance. The server was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Perfect for hanging out, chatting and experiencing the food. It was an enjoyable experience overall and down to the details.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Linger has a wonderful atmosphere and the food choices are interesting. The portions are meant for shared plates which allows you to try many different flavors. They had many gluten free options and healthy, tasty options. This is a restaurant I would definitely return to.
The menu features food from many different parts of the world.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Healthy, Comfort Food, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food at Linger is delicious and always interesting! The duck buns are fantastic! The Bstilla is excellent as well. Good wine selection and awesome cocktails. The service was excellent and a good time was had by all!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for my birthday. Food was different but good. Was a little on the expensive side for the amount of food. The service was great and the dessert was the best thing we had.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We moved out of Denver and recently returned for brunch at Linger. We had loved Linger, but find that often things change and not for the better. We brought our family here and nobody was too sad about our meal, but certainly nobody, including us, understood why we had chosen this place as our special meeting place.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Finally got to a spot we had heard of often; and were pretty disappointed. Menu hitting a lot of different types of food but scattered, like Disneyland of dining. The waitstaff was efficient but generic and cool, pseudo-caring but forgetting drink orders and telling us pretty much everything we ordered was his "favorite". Huge hype around this restaurant, don't imagine we'd make a second visit, too many other, authentic restaurants in town.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Delicious! I am impressed the menu was so versatile.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice atmosphere - inviting decor - great food and service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was OK. Put some more sauce on those tacos please :) Try tacos with hard shell or flour, maybe. Dark and relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

Amazing service, stellar food!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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