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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

Linger Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (102)
Fit for Foodies (87)
Good for a Date (84)
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Fun (71)
Neighborhood Gem (65)
Hot Spot (64)
Special Occasion (62)
Good Vegetarian Options (56)
Scenic View (51)
Worth the Drive (51)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Tapas (41)
Gluten Free Options (40)
Vegan (40)
Healthy (38)
Authentic (36)
Casual (35)
Good for Groups (35)
Local Ingredients (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Romantic (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
People Watching (31)
Happy Hour (30)
Bar Seating (28)
Tasting Menu (23)
Cozy (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Business Meals (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Organic (14)
Spicy (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Seasonal (10)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Great Beer (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Always hesitate going to Linger because despite their excellent food service always lacks. The first time I had dinner here was a pleasant surprise in regards to service. Drinks were full and food came out almost too quickly. Note: On Tuesday's Linger has a special 3 for $33. Pick 2 Full sized share plates and dessert.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was so unique and tasty! And the service was awesome! I'll definitely be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome food and service, unique menu!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our drinks were really good as well as the food. I love that you can chose from 5 difference cuisines. We have a wonderful time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was so varied and every single thing we got was delicious (and a larger portion than we expected based on our experience with shared plates). The waiter was very attentive and always came back at just the right time.

We were also able to wait at the bar while we waited for our table and quickly found 2 seats and were able to get drinks quickly, which we took to our table when it was ready.

We have also been here for brunch and that was just as excellent.

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·Dined 6 days ago

I went to Linger for two reasons: 1) because I had heard great things about it as a restaurant, and 2) because it was one of four places in Colorado that served the new Impossible Burger and I wanted to try that. The restaurant atmosphere was comfortable and interesting. The service (our server's name was Sarah) was prompt, friendly and attentive. Linger's street version of the Impossible Burger is Persian Sliders, which is what I ordered. Without going into how impressed I was with the burger product, the sliders overall were delicious. The topping combination was sensational, the portion size was just right and I have to say, the Arnold Palmer here is very special!
Creative and delicious food; service as good as it gets anywhere in Boulder, which is where I'm from. Well worth the drive!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated right away. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Our party ordered a variety of lunch items and all were excellent! I wish they had a few more low carb options on the menu, though.

Tags: Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Linger was recommended to me by a local (I was in town for a business trip). I walked over, was greeted warmly and seated right away - I had made reservations just an hour before. The menu is funky, the food is grouped by region such as N America and Caribbean, Middle East, etc. I had a Bao Bun (taco style) and lamb kabobs. The kabob were more like a lamb sausage with a skewer through them and resting on a small tortilla type round. Not at all what I think of when I hear kabob. it was fine, a bit spicier than I was expecting.

They did have a 3 course meal for $33 that looked like a great deal, but I wasn't that hungry. you could choose from a few different apps, entrees and dessert to build you meal.

I'd go back again as there were other dishes that I wanted to try.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a great time! Our server was great and the food is amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food! Graat experience of different cusines arround the world!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had New Years Eve 2017 dinner at Linger. We had been considering trying Linger out for awhile and NYE seemed like a great time. Was a little hesitant due to the $85/per person but thought it would be well worth it. Well, we were wrong. Our server was less than professional, spilling wine while filling glasses. It was very obvious he spilled yet he completely ignored his actions. I was also extremely surprised at the quantity and quality of our 4 course meal. My girlfriend and I chose the lamb, and it was very good. The Wagu tataki tasted like it was prepared the day before and left in the walk in for the night. We chose both available deserts (Cotton Cheesecake / Rice Pudding) and unfortunately both were awful.

Linger maybe worth a visit on a non event evening, however, I highly advise not visiting during a preset menu. My party was extremely disappointed in the service and quality of food offered.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

What a fabulous and amazing meal, staff, drinks, and spot to spend NYE 2017. Wow. The meal was incredible, but honestly, we were most impressed by the staff. They were friendly, exceedingly helpful and pleasant, so much so that we bought the staff a few cases of beer when we left for our NYE celebrations. We loved just sitting and being together and they servers weren't in our faces or pushy. The food was A++ but the staff is truly the reason why I'm going back every time I am in Denver.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Thanks for making New Year’s Eve special for our out-of-town guests! We all enjoyed the pre-fixe menu selection, ambiance, and overall experience. Cheers

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice! Although I asked for mayo and got goat cheese...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was amazing. Always a little twist, an unexpected ingredient. The Spanish Gin & Tonic was bright and refreshing. Their take on the Corpse Reviver was a little too dark for my taste, still finished it mine you, but prefer the more citrus based drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Spicy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was good, don't get me wrong. Felt like a Denver hotspot not a culinary destination. The potstickers and chili shrimp were standouts. The Korean BBQ chicken disappointing. The tacos were okay. Don't know that I would opt for dinner here again.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

What an absolute great dining experience. The food was delicious and the menu is very creative. The staff is super friendly. You know you’re at a great restaurant when people are smiling before being seated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome food with great atmosphere and wonderful service!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I had a great time celebrating an early new year. Great change of pace!!

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Never been to Linger for lunch before. The steelhead trout bento box was beyond delicious. I tasted the Impossible Burger my mostly plant-based eating friend ordered. The "burger" was totally convincing to this carnivore. Also, although it was crowded as always, the energy level seemed more lowkey at lunch than it usually is at dinner. I'm so glad this restaurant is a long drive or I would go much too often.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Beyond the amazing food, the staff is amazing. Every single employee seemed passionate about the food and honestly happy to be sharing their experience.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Doughnut holes are a delight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Never disappointed when we dine at Linger! Great food and fun experience. Sharing small plates with others makes the meal interactive and engaging.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fun, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fantastic staff at Linger. They managed to pull off a delightful anniversary surprise for us, which my daughter had arranged. Everyone there is so friendly and attentive.
And even more fantastic is the food. Everything we tried had rich layers of flavor.
The only downside…it's a bit noisy for conversation. but we enjoyed the exposed kitchen work. And there's a great view of Denver, too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The menu has good variety and the service was great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing vegan food options. Amazing drinks. Amazing service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was very good and great service but lots of loud kids

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I agree with the reviews I have read that rate this establishment inconsistent. The ramen broth was overly bitter. The pork belly bao bun was far too salty and over cooked. Adobo Pork Benedict and hot chocolate were pretty good and flavorful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always great food and so accommodating for those with celiac.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We’d been hearing about Linger for about a year before finally visiting. The one good thing about it is that the kids’ meals are very good and served with plenty of veggies. We appreciate that because we isually have to calculate portions off a regular menu to ensure our kids get a healthy meal.
However, while the regular menu items sounded interesting and tasty, the execution of our dishes was quite poor. I had tom yum soup which was very bland and soggy pad thai with tough vegetables. My husband had lamb chops, served room temperature. Non-alcoholic drink options were few. Poor table service. I suspect that the kitchen can’t handle the too-varied menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very fun and great food

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was generally good, but our entree arrived much too quickly while we still had just received our appetizers. Entree also arrived cold. My mimosa arrived flat. I usually have great experiences at Linger - missed the mark today.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was good and the service was great. Thanks for a good date night!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food at Linger is always interesting and very tasty. Our waitress made some very good recommendations and knew the menu very well. Overall it was a great experience.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

My husband and I were visiting Denver for the first time. A friend recommended Linger to us so we went for lunch. We were starving and Linger did not disappoint. The bacon wrapped dates and drunken ramen were phenomenal. We had a lot of good of eats in Denver but we both agreed that Linger was by far our favorite!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive throughout the night. The food was absolutely exquisite and priced well considering the quality of the food's taste and appearance. The atmosphere was a little loud at times, but it didn't detract from our personal special occasion too much and the overall ambiance of the restaurant was comfortable and more business casual than fine dining, which I appreciated. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Healthy, Organic, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The Mongolian BBQ duck Bao Buns are incredible! Loved the feel if the room, energetic but not crazy. We could carry on a conversation without yelling. Service was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everything was delicious. Bold flavors, well executed. Service spot on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We had a great dinner! The service and timing on the shared plates was excellent. The food was interesting.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our party sized changed 3 times between placing the reservations via OpenTable and by the time we were all there ready to be seated. The restaurant was very accommodating to us.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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