Five Must-Try NYC Eateries From 'Mr. Robot'
The USA series "Mr. Robot" follows a hacker named Elliot who has a few, er, mental issues and is recruited to join a group of hactkivists, the FSociety, set to take down the world's biggest conglomerates. Of course, any loyal viewer knows it's slightly more complicated than that and, they also know, that along with Christian Slater and Rami Malek, New York City has a major role in the show. The series has made great use of some of NYC's most notable landmarks while highlighting some of the city's lesser-known nooks and crannies. And, it seems, they've been able to incorporate eateries from all of these locales into the show. Here are few restaurants you can hit up the next time you're in the city and want to follow in Elliot's footsteps.
Think Coffee, 123 4th Ave, NYC
Fans will recognize Think Coffee's Greenwich Village location as Ron's Coffee on the show. This chain not only sells a good cup of Joe, it also does good by donating 10 percent of all profits from each store to a nonprofit in that store's neighborhood.
Pierre Loti, 300 E. 52nd St, NYC
In season one, Elliot decided to do some good with his hacking skills and took it upon himself to investigate his therapist's new boyfriend, who turns out to be married. Elliot begins his investigation at this midtown Manhattan wine bar.
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Of all the New York locations featured in " Mr. Robot," Coney Island has the most important role. This is where FSociety's headquarters are located and where Elliot and Mr. Robot have more than one heart-to-heart (who could forget that conversation they had while sitting on the railing in season one?). If you want to pay a visit to FSociety, look no further than Eldorado Bumper Cars and Arcade, located at 1216 Surf Ave, Brooklyn. Hacking the world's largest corporations can really work up an appetite. While you're touring FSociety's stomping grounds, pay a visit to Ruby's Bar & Grill, 1213 Boardwalk West, for some fried seafood and a cold beer.
Trump SoHo, 246 Spring St, NYC
One can't help but wonder if it is more than a coincidence that E Corp, the giant conglomerate that is also FSociety's number one target, headquarters are set in this luxury hotel operated by the Trump Organization. The hotel's meeting room, ballroom and lobby have all made appearances on the show, doubling as E Corp's office interiors. The hotel's Koi SoHo puts a contemporary spin on Japanese cuisine, but it's probably not the best spot for the budget conscious. Entrees range between $27 - $42 a plate.
Paphos Diner, 2501 Fulton St, Brooklyn
Season two has brought a new set of troubles for Elliot, as well as a slew of new characters, including Leon, played by rapper Joey Bada$$. Elliot and Leon discuss Seinfeld at the Extreme Junction Diner, which is really Paphos Diner, located in Highland Park, Brooklyn. Open 24-hours a day, Paphos specializes in American and Italian diner fare.
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