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Linger, Denver, CO

Linger

4.6
4.6
7298 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Housed in a former mortuary, the decor layers macabre remnants with posh details in a window-flanked space overlooking the charming Lower Highland neighborhood. The drink menu features sips and seasonings as savory as the dishes with which they're paired. While the rooftop patio-outfitted with 1975 GMC RV as bar and repurposed food truck as kitchen- beckons patrons towards adventure.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 117 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 10:00–14:30
  • Phone number
    (303) 993-3120
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Justin Cucci
  • Private party facilities
    Please feel free to reach out to our events department at ahakwah@ediblebeats.com for any future group or private dining inquiries.
  • Area
    Highlands
  • Cross Street
    Umatilla St.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Global, International

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked

  • Denver

    Great for scenic views

  • Denver

    Most Booked

7,297 Reviews
  1. JoyP

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a unique menu with delicious options for all.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic hollandaise sauce, great acidity and depth to the food. Fantastic mint gin cocktail with a bit of pleasant heat. Very accommodating staff. Worth any wait.

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  3. RachelJ

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Didn’t feel welcome , had lipstick on our water cup and was made to feel like it was not ok that we pointed it out.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been here multiple times and it is always exceptional. The Devils on Horseback are insanely good as are the varieties of kebab / skewers. The ambiance is terrific for such a morbid history and is always fun when out with friends. Don’t miss out on the bespoke cocktails.

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  5. Benny

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Linger for brunch. Haven't been for dinner very often. The service is always excellent and the menu changes from time to time.

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  6. Neighborgirl

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, great server, food attractive and tasteful.

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  7. TriciaM

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely fantastic. So much fun to sit with a small group and try a bunch of different small plates. Great serving sizes, extremely helpful server.

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  8. NicolasRyan

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Atmosphere gave me a panic attack because the lighting is so low. The food was extremely bland and flavourless. Service was nice, and the desserts were good, but everything else was a complete fail for me and my partner felt the same way. Definitely not worth the money.

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  9. PeterC

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Because it was a Valentines day I'm going to give them a pass on the wait and over all length of time between courses. This was a pre-fixe menu so I am a little perplexed how they got to be almost an hour behind seating their reservations by 7:00. Our 7:30 reservation was sat at 8:15, we were told that many 7:00 reservations didn't get sat until closer to 8:00. The food was either a big hit or a big miss. The bacon wrapped dates and prawns were delicious! The Arepa was good, not great, although the presentation was top notch. My biggest disappointment was the lamb shank. Having seen many being served while we were waiting between courses it looked absolutely phenomenal. Once mine arrived i was eager to try it, the presentation was great, the plate looked like it was going to be delicious. Much to my surprise the meat was rather tasteless. It was cooked to perfection, fall off the bone tender, there just wasn't any flavor. No seasoning, none. The vegetables and grains under the meat were delicious and provided enough flavor to enjoy the plate as a whole but I kept coming back to the meat itself wanting to find something that just wasn't there, flavor! Cooked perfect, beautiful presentation, no flavor, such a disappointment! So much flavor in other dishes so its a little baffling. Enough positives to come back, and since it was Valentines Day they deserve the benefit of another visit.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a reservation for 7pm no communication for over an hour. Actually never got a table and had to sit at the bar. No one ever talked to us on why or even addressed the issue. Did not care at all. And reservation did not matter. Bad customer service.

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  11. PaulL

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I'd review the food.... if I had any. Had valentine's day reservations at 7, and when I arrived at 7:02, I was told they were running 15-20 minutes behind. After 40 minutes we had come back inside and stood by the hostess table for a few minutes waiting, and every person that came in got a different excuse. The restaurant could have been transparent, texted us beforehand to let us know they were running behind, or any number of things. At 7:50, we were told it would still be another 15-20 minutes, or we could sit in an "igloo" (read: glorified tent with a heater) on their rooftop. We opted to leave and not give them our money after that... I expected much more out of a restaurant charging $75/person + $40/person wine pairing for a preset valentine's day four-course meal. Usually a $250+ date night has excellent service, but... our experience could not have been worse. After waiting almost an hour for our reservation to be ready, we were offered a single drink each as reparations. Seriously, Linger?

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  12. MCRreview

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu! Including the cocktails! But terrible terrible table reservation management.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love linger, but their valentines menu wasn’t very good, whatever sauce was on the tofu bao buns and the pork shank was not good.

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  14. JuliaB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good. Host seemed to not like getting us a booth to sit in rather than a chair. Wanted to leave but waiter greeted 3 tables before picking up our card, then rang in their orders then paid us out. Waited for a long time just to leave.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love every time I come to Linger, but this most recent experience was above and beyond. When it comes to service Xander was so incredibly knowledgeable and really took time with us to help us understand our options and what’s changed and recommendations. Xander really did make this experience. The food was also incredible! The bibimbap Benedict, the green curry shrimp and grits (this was the star), the sliders, all of it was amazing. This is the one place that my parents request we go when they come into town and the food and the service was truly exceptional. They will never know how much this day meant to us. So from the bottom of my heart thank you. And really - check out Linger.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cool atmosphere and food is great. Asian street food. But the price is too much for what it is. Other than that pay to play. I’d go back.

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  17. MicailaV

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, always a great experience at Linger!

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  18. DavidH

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for lunch on a Saturday. Interesting drink choices and a varied menu—something for everyone. Very attractive atmosphere.

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  19. BrittanyR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was very attentive and drinks were great but the wagu burger was severely overcooked and the bread bun was hard - the duck bao bun had a very strange flavor. I was so excited to try linger after living in Denver for over two years and still not have been there and I can’t say I’d go back for anything but drinks in the near future

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  20. StaceyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was 10/10. Unfortunately that is where it stopped. Our waitress took forever with drinks. We had 2 drinks in 2 hours. Seemed like she was hiding in the kitchen and always came out empty handed. She almost forgot out dessert. I saw her get the "oh crap" look when she looked over at me, then run back to get it. We ordered the bao bun trio, Korean tacos, potstickers, and the Italian doughnut dessert. The food was good but not great. There seemed to be an overwhelming strange flavor to almost everything. Couldn't tell if it was ginger or something else. Waited at least 25 min between our bao buns and everything else. Overall it was just ok. Probably won't be back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun menu haven’t been there in years very different than the first time, go in prepared to share everything. It’s the best way to try as much as you can. Our server was very sweet just not around a lot and they didn’t pre-bus our table at all so we had a crap ton of dirty plates on our table. We are cosmopolitans first they were overly sweet, not made properly, and then we got dirty martinis. They were excellent…. The pork belly bow buns are awesome. The edamame portion is huge, but so tasty don’t order the sliders last they’re very rich so try them first the skewers were very interesting. The potstickers are not steamed they are fried I think they would’ve been better steamed or lightly pan fried . Would’ve liked to heard a little bit about the restaurant itself giving the history of what it is would’ve been very interesting to hear about from our server… Overall we would come back with friends for a casual dining night

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  22. Matthew

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner - with lots of options for our Gluten Free Friend. Would recommend!

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  23. AngieH

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun vibe, excellent choices, and innovative flavors. Loved it!

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  24. MasonJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Linger is always my go-to. For brunch, for dinner with friends, date night, everything. The food is great, the staff is friendly & helpful, the environment is always great. Highly recommend the rooftop patio if the weather is nice.

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  25. ShariL

    Tucson

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was original, surprising, delicious and beautifully prepared!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good , staff and ambiance was absolutely amazing!

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  27. DaniS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good drinks, but horrible service. At one point we had over 20 minutes for a draft beer to be served only to find out the tap was empty... and then 30 minutes for one of our food choices, every time we had to have him check where our stuff is.

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  28. Dpthomas

    Denver

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn't been back to Linger for a few years. It had fallen out of our consciousness for restaurant choices. Some friends got guft cards so we agreed to accompany them. We were very gald we did. The atmosphere was hopping, the room warm and inviting. The wait staff was polite and engaging. The food was unusual and terrific. We even ordered dessert! After dinner we went up to the roof to see the view . Great evening!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Bombay “nachos” were light with a flavorful combination of sweet, Savory, spicy with a great mix of textures! However, the Korean Fried Chicken was heavy and much less interesting. We waited a long time for our check.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is outstanding. The food is excellent and the service is wonderful. I cannot recommend it any higher. 

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  31. MackenzieZ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Linger exceeded my expectations. We had a reservation— would highly recommend— it was easy to make but we waited a few additional minutes as it was very busy. The table was comfy. Our server, Anna, was exceptional. Attentive and knowledgeable. The food was creative and so delicious. It easily met my expectations of having plant based and animal protein options. The edamame was out of this world, everyone in our party agreed! I had the lettuce wraps with the tofu skewers and it was very yummy, and a large portion. Presentation on the food was absolutely stunning. The entire experience (down to every detail and every aspect of service) was truly incredible. 10/10 would go back and recommend. Thank you to everyone who made this an exceptional meal.

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  32. JenniferC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious and unique nachos I’ve ever had! Yummy signature cocktails too!

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  33. Foodie56

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The first thing I will say is that Linger is FUN! Their format is tapas so you get to try a lot of different fun foods that everyone shares. Love it!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience overall. Food, service & ambience were all great. Will definitely be back.

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  35. Jjjj

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, second time I’ve eaten here and nothing that anyone had was anything less than stellar. Staff was incredible as well.

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  36. jelware123

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best date night spot in Denver. Lovely booth, big enough to sit side by side. Amazing lettuce wraps! Fun and romantic!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Linger is an absolute must go to in the Higlands. Food and atmosphere are on point. Service was top notch.

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  38. Pattyjo

    Denver

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and drink. Excellent service A good group birthday celebration

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server guided me towards their New Saigon cocktail, a lovely way to start the meal. The food was all creative, pretty, and delicious. The only near us were the sweet potato fries, but we still ate them all. 

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  40. DanielleS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit and Linger was just as great as the first visit! The food is fabulous with amazing flavors, and the staff are very friendly, accommodating and attentive! We will definitely return next time we visit the Denver area.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Linger does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Linger also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 993-3120.

Linger is rated 4.6 stars by 7298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:30


Booked 117 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Linger

2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Umatilla St.
  • Area
    Highlands
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 10:00–14:30
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Justin Cucci
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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