A New York City restaurateur said he was rescinding a ban on TV host James Corden hours after calling out the comedian for being one of his restaurant’s “most abusive” customers.
Keith McNally, the owner of famed SoHo restaurant Balthazar, said on Instagram that “The Late Late Show” host called him and “apologized profusely.”
Noting that he believed “strongly” in second chances, McNally said: “Anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar.”
In an earlier post, McNally described Corden as a “tiny Cretin of a man” and said he “86’d Corden. It did not make me laugh.”
McNally provided two examples of Corden’s allegedly abusive behavior.
He referenced a manager’s report dated June, accusing Corden of showing a hair to an apologetic restaurant manager before demanding: “Get us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all of our drinks so far.” McNally also claimed that Corden hinted at writing “nasty reviews” online.
In an Oct. 9 report cited by McNally, Corden was described as becoming upset over his wife’s omelet.