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.
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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was great. Food was very mediocre. Can’t say that I will return to this place

AM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fantastic. So many flavor combinations and so much creativity.

Every item I ordered I loved. I’d recommend to anyone visiting Denver!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

They had the huge flat screen tv on in the upstairs portion of the restaurant. We were there for a birthday dinner and instead of felling romantic it felt like we were at a bar and grill. I feel that if you are charging those prices and you should probably lose the jumbo tv. Food was ok, seems like this place has really gone downhill from its earlier days. Won’t be returning. Not worth any of the huge tab.

SM
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great overall experience. Our waiter Ethan was outstanding. Great knowledge of the food and ingredients and preparation. It was quite noisy, but it was Friday night at 7. Had excellent cocktails and a really delicious parfait like dessert with lychee nuts.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation at 6:30, but didn’t get sat until almost 7:00. The table was crammed and very loud, making it difficult to hear anyone at the table. Our server was excellent and the highlight of the evening.

WW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Great setting! We got a little carried away and ordered way too much because everything looked amazing!! You definitely need to bring adventurous or worldly eaters as the menu is an amazingly eclectic mix of ethnic influenced local options.

B
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Linger to me is a staple. Their food is generally great and if you make a reservation things always go without a hitch. I'd intended to go to a place that had recently just closed down. So I was on the hunt and was close enough that I just walked over to Linger figuring I'd try for a table in the open seating bar area. It was packed as per usual and when a table opened I was informed they were reserving it now. I was unaware they now do reservations for the Open (not so open) bar seating. Great if you can think ahead for it. Not so great for walk-ins. Great for Open table users :) - Even if you are walking up to Linger you should try to fire a reservation here.

I had the Lamb Skewers, a favorite of mine, and they were fantastic. The bar tenders were quick was their service and things went well.

SB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried 4-5 small plates and all were unique and flavorful! This was a memorable experience, and we look forward to returning the next time we are in town!

RL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu. Excellent service. We preferred the front dining room, as it is more open and spacious. We got an excellent corner booth. Particular favorites were the beet salad, the yellowfin tuna tostadas, and the New Saigon gin cocktail. Worldly eclectic menu. Would like to try more ...

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent, waiter was good, but the food servers who brought our dishes were hurried and a bit abrasive. We couldn’t hear them, they didn’t wait for questions, and presented the food in a jarring way. We had a good night, but there is significant room for improvement with the food expediters.

B
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Server was amazing but the food was awful, everything was cold and lacked good flavor

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful meal....food is ALWAYS delicious. Can’t wait to return!

c
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good vegan meal. Beet salad the best. The pad Thai was good but the extra crispy tofu was not crispy

M
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I’ve gone before & the food was good but not this time. I think it was because it was so late at night, the ingredients did not taste fresh at all. Linger is expensive but I usually don’t mind because the quality of food is good but this time it was not. Had this been my first there I would not go back nor recommend anyone else to. The service & ambiance was great but the quality of food was very disappointing.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Always good here

Y
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular from start to finish!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, friendly service. Restaurant was loud, so it was hard to hear people at the other end of our booth, and the prices are a little high, so it’s a good but not great value.

TE
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is a fun place that is always busy and we make it out of surburbia into 'town' about 10-15 times a year, Linger is often on our list. The good - food is pretty consistent overall, the Bao Buns (i'd come just for these), the overall 'cool' of the place. The not so good - some of the dishes leave a bit to be desired "perfect bite" for example and it seems like the dessert menu is trying too hard. The gin and tonic selection needs a lot of work (why have fever tree aromatic and mediterranean but not the regular??) and the gin options are mediocre at best, my wife really disliked the 2 Chardonnay's she had, so maybe 'drinks' overall could use a bit of work. Service was great until a bit ticket table dropped into our servers area, after that the visits we quite a bit more spread out. Despite some setbacks I still consider Linger a solid 4 star overall, we will probably book for Root Down next time though.

CF
Toledo
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, atmosphere & drinks/food!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The host that lead us to the table was so accommodating ! Food was amazing. Drinks were great! Service was pretty good!

VV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were visiting for the weekend and decided to try Linger. Eclectic menu with great flavors. Restaurant has a cool vibe and several different levels of seating. The lighting was really low and I had to use my flashlight to read the menu, ha. But otherwise we had a great time and great food. highly recommend!

NY
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came here for Happy Hour and they only had it on the rooftop, which was inconvenient for our party. And they only had a little food truck, so we had to wait for awhile to get food. Probably better for dining only and not as a happy hour event.

E
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

CH
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, unique menu! Everything we ordered was amazing! Vegan and gluten free menu as well. Fabulous service! Ambience is wonderful- both inside and outside. Love the 1/2 priced bottle of wine!

D
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always tasty food food with a uniquely diverse assortment. We enjoy coming here for their vegan options.

A
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious small plates. Server was so friendly. My entire family and I had a great time.

LL
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun inventive food!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine in and fair price. Love the atmosphere.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Lively place!

JA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was visiting from Pittsburgh and our friend who lives in the area told us to go. Loved the ambiance and food was awesome. Deff make a reservation!

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

to noisy and no quiet space. Long to get food, but food good, not excellent

DT
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and views! We love the Happy Hour menu!

JR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, cool ambiance and great food at a reasonable price. A great place to bring guests that are visiting from out of town.

JT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good!! The beet salad was incredible! We really enjoyed everything we ordered!

m
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious dinner and the waitress explained things come out as ordered, which is fine, but the Pad Thai which we ordered immediately at around 7:15 when ordering our drinks did not come through 3 rounds of additional ordering, despite repeated inquiries. We had to leave for a party at 9 and asked for the check when we were told that the pad Thai was almost ready. We said to cancel it because we had to go. She asked if we could take it to go but we are all from out of town, staying in hotels, with a party to go to, so we declined because it was not practical. Then someone else comes to the table with the pad Thai in a to go box kind of insisting that we should take it. Annoying because we had already explained the situation to the waitress. The waitress had said that the pad Thai “station” was slammed and that’s why it took so long. Anyhow it’s a cool place with yummy food and a great vibe. Just don’t count on getting any pad Thai when you go!

d
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful ambiance. Will definitely go back.

l
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every bite was fantastic, the ambiance is great, just a great place for a special meal. The service can be a little slow at times, but really didn't mind since everything else is so great. It's a little expensive but great for a special occasion.

B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Came to brunch at Linger with a group of six women. The food was amazing, we liked the bottomless mimosas, but the waitress left a lot to be desired. She poured refills but the pitcher ran out after three refills, and she just didn't come back to refill the rest of the group. I had a small to-go container for my leftovers and we waited so long for our check that I got hungry again and ate my leftovers. We really wanted to go up to the rooftop after we'd finished eating, but we didn't have any time. Also disappointing because there were a ton of tables in the main dining area with doors opened and a beautiful view. We were in a back room that only had one small window.
I would go again if I could ensure that our reservation would be in the front dining room, and I would ask for a different server.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and cocktails! Loved the ambiance

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific dinner in a vibrant atmosphere. Great flavor and variety.

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