James Corden, host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show,” was briefly banned from a popular New York City restaurant on Monday after the owner accused him of being “disrespectful” to his staff over order errors. was accused. The restaurant owner said the ban was lifted after Corden called for an apology.
“James Corden is an immensely talented comedian, but a little cretin’s of a man,” Keith McNally, owner of French restaurant Balthazar, wrote on Instagram. “And the most disrespectful customer to my Balthazar server since the restaurant opened 25 years ago.”
CBS News has contacted Corden’s team for comment.
McNally, who opened the restaurant in Soho in 1997 and was referred to by The New York Times as the “restaurant who invented the city”, said he is not often “86 a customer”, but felt that They have to do after that. Staff experience. He pointed to two separate incidents: one in June and the other in October.
McNally wrote that in June, Corden was at the restaurant and found a hair after eating his main meal. He showed it to a manager, who apologized. But then Corden reportedly gets “extremely dirty” and demands “another round of drinks” and the restaurant pays for all the drinks he’s consumed by that time.
Most recently, on October 9, Corden was asked to head to Balthazar for brunch with his wife, Julia Carey. The restaurant said chaos ensued after his wife received his order: he had asked for an egg yolk omelet with cheese and salad, and it came with “egg whites mixed with egg yolks”. When the kitchen made her omelet, she added a side of home fries instead of a salad.
“That’s why Corden started yelling like crazy at the server,” McNally wrote. “‘You can’t do your job! Maybe I should go to the kitchen and make the omelet myself!'”
McNally said the order was settled and Corden and his wife were given glasses of champagne to “smooth things out,” but the talk show host was still “bad for the server.”
Hours after McNally explained Corden’s behavior in the first post, he posted a second one, this time saying that the ban was lifted after Corden called him out and “severely apologized.”
“Having f-ed myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances,” McNally wrote jokingly, “if Corden allowed him to host his show for 9 months, he would His ban will be revoked. “…Nobody generous enough to apologize to a dead person like me (and my staff) deserves to be banned from anywhere. Balthazar in particular. …all is forgiven.”