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Thu, 4/19
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7:00 PM
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Linger

4.7
4247 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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  • Creative Cuisine
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
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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
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Phone number
(303) 993-3120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Cucci
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Umatilla St.
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet on site.
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

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

Do you need us to tell you about Linger? Not unless you moved here yesterday. Oh, right, you probably did move here yesterday.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 4247 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food is high-quality and fresh, but underwhelming and uninspired. It’s a good dinner, just not a great one.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This place has a unique atmosphere and even more unique menu. Everything we ordered was made to perfection and the quality was superb. So nice to eat food that is out of the ordinary.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Cool vibe at Linger. Food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

We went here for brunch. Not impressed. Probably cool for drinks. Food was like bar food quality. Mine wasn’t prepared properly and when the server was made aware no offer to remedy the problem in any way. Won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Bachelorette paltry.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Brought a friend from out of town. The ambiance was great, the menu was fantastic and our servers were even better. We were offered wine suggestions and menu suggestions and they did not disappoint. Could not figure out valet (which is why we chose Linger), but there was easy parking a block away. It's awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fabulous food especially for sharing. Great atmosphere. Really great service.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Hannah was great!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great service and amazing food!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Ana Lisa was a terrific and knowledgeable attendant. Being there as a biz lunch, her patience was great. Her input was appreciated.

Interesting menu, unique and unexpected dishes were pleasing.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always good, creative food at Linger. Bao buns are yummy! Tacos are really good too. Sat by window upstairs, beautiful Colorado day!

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Linger is my absolute favorite restaurant in Denver. I go every year on my birthday. They do an amazing job with the dishes. The history behind the location is great. And I love the concept of sharing dishes throughout the meal. However, this particular time our server was below par. She was not attentive enough for the style of eating at Linger and constantly ordering more dishes. Additionally, the bill that I approved was not the bill that was charged on my credit card. The problem was fixed when I brought it up but it took awhile (about 20 minutes). Thankfully I was taking my time that night but if I had another place to be after dinner it would have been a large inconvenience.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Must try experience...must experience the wind that flows through the joint in the evening and no kidding no windows are open and no fans are on. This is the only the way to experience the old mortuary dinning experience...does it have spirits from pass. The food is awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My favorite place by far for brunch. Bottomless mimosas, great food, fun atmosphere wonderful service, I could go on and on... We always end our meal with a bag of donut holes with Nutella dipping sauce and the best cup of coffee.
They offer complimentary valet which is super nice too

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I loved the Breakfast Dosa! I will definitely be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Longer is THE BEST restaurant in Denver. Excellent service, outstanding food, solid drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good food. Great time

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My wife wanted to have an insect dish for her birthday. We found Linger on a list of restaurants that serve bugs so we went. Crickets, ants, grasshoppers and so much more. Great dishes from around the world. Authentic Moroccan and Indian based on our travels. Good bar selection too. Shaved ice and pineapple wontons for dessert. Oh, the bugs were cooked and cut up and not obvious in a stir fry. Ants were mixed with black sssame and rice. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Was visiting Denver and Linger kept coming up as a must try restaurant. It exceeded our expectations. We tried a dish from every region and loved everything. Currywurst dogs were amazing! Service was good but it was very loud and I had a hard time hearing our server most of the time. The food and atmosphere would definitely make me come back.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Linger is a great concept and the food and service are excellent as well. I love their small plates that are just right for sharing with another person to make a meal that is full of different flavors. The server treated us well and remembered that it was a birthday occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Could not ask for more perfect flavor! Service, outstanding. Room, gorgeous. Menu, so fun and just fantastic. Tucked into a booth where we could talk even with the music playing vibrantly. Please, do yourself a favor and order the Tom Yum. Oh my goodness.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food and service is on point always. The wine menu can improve is my only gripe. Somewhat basic and over priced for the wines offered. I really don’t care though cause I just want to stuff as many bao buns in my face as I can fit !!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very good mix of dishes from different t regions of the world. The Chinese lettuce wraps could use some better lettuce to hold the wrap's contents. But they were tasty. All dishes were tasty and well presented.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My first time to Linger - on Easter Sunday for 'linner". You know, between lunch and dinner! I took my here for Easter. Sara Jo (our food server) was AWESOME! Very accommodating for my Mom. The atmosphere is more suited for the chic 30 somethings crowd! Couples all over the place that walked right out of GC magazine. So if people watching is your thang - Linger is your place! We tried two different kinds of sliders. The Med ones were incredibly good! (Nice call on those Sara Jo!). The Waygu ones were dry, but not bad. I'd go back for sure. However, I will take my really HOT wife and get dressed up a bit.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter. Good but no specials which was lame

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of my favorite places to go. Sit in the upstairs bar area, first come, first served. Great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Indigo gave phenomenal service to our table and the food is always so delicious! Always a great experience!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Linger is tops on my favorite restaurant in Denver! Never had a bad meal or service there, I love Linger and recommend it all the time.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Absolutely great food! Unique takes on traditional street food - bao buns are highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Jakke was great. Super knowledgeable! Special night out with our family. We had a great time.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Was impressed by the menu. Quality food from all around the world. Be aware that portions are small so order a few things to satisfy your hunger!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My friends and I were visiting from out of town. Linger was recommended by many friends, cab drivers, etc. We had so many delicious food items there! My friends tried the specialty cocktails and we all loved them. I wish I lived in Denver so I could go back to Linger and their other restaurants.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our service was very slow at brunch. Took awhile to get water, then waited about 30 minutes after we ordered before we received our luke-warm food.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

One of our party did not revive their order, we spoke with the waitress, the manager and another server. All assured us it would be right out. The brought out some dounuts, with no explination. As the checks arived they brought out the ordered food. Very disapointing.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was awesome to be able to sample quinine from around the world all in one spot. The seasonal cocktails were excellent! I had the Devil Inside. It was incredibly balanced. Although the rye whiskey was prominent, it was not overpowering on the palette. Overall an incredible dining experience. The Perfect Bites were definitely my favorite plate. One of the more wallet friendly options on the menu, but was so refreshing with tons of Indian flavors. Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

What a fun menu to pick from! Friendly service and creative, delicious dishes. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great for a girls night out. Outstanding food options that are not your every day options.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Been there three times. Loved every minute.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Best restaurant in Denver, maybe even the world.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Nice meal. Delicious food and drinks. Service could’ve been better.

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