Fl.2 is the spot to impress someone, whether that’s a client or the person you want to be able to introduce as your boy/girlfriend instead of trailing off after “This is Sam, my…” We may say, “Oh, this old thing?” but inside we’re secretly super impressed that Pittsburgh managed to snag a restaurant like this. You drink might come surrounded by smoke and the upscale-American food includes twists on classics like beef carpaccio with lobster and kewpie mayo and tuna tartare with cured egg yolk.
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