New York City restaurateur Keith McNally has forgiven James Corden after calling him the “most aggressive” customer he’s ever had. McNally posted on Instagram on Monday night, “James Corden just phoned me and apologized profusely.” After making more mistakes than the average person, I firmly believe in second chances.
After joking that he would return to the famous French brasserie if the 44-year-old would let him host the late-night talk show for “9 months,” Balthazar’s owner, Terrence McNally, made good on his promise.
In reply, “No, of course not. Anyone kind enough to apologize to a slacker like myself (and my team) doesn’t deserve to be excluded from society. Most notably, Balthazar,” he went on, “all is forgiven.”
Before, McNally, who is known as “The Restaurateur Who Invented Downtown,” said that he had to “86” (kick out or ban) the comedian from his restaurants because he mistreated the staff. Still, he has decided to offer Corden a second opportunity.
The 71-year-old had posted an angry Instagram earlier in the day about “two examples of the funny man’s behavior” with staff at some of his businesses. The owner first said that Corden got mad when he found a hair in his food, demanded free drinks, and threatened to write bad reviews in June.
“After finishing his entrée, Corden revealed the hair to G, the manager at Balthazar, who apologized for a great deal,” he wrote next to a photo of the actor. While rude to G, Corden commanded, “Get us another round of drinks right now. In addition, please send for our beverage needs. That’s how I’ll get around writing bad reviews on sites like Yelp.”
An “Into the Woods” actor is said to have yelled at his server earlier this month because the server messed up his wife’s brunch order. Mr Corden’s wife had the omelette with egg yolks, gruyere cheese, and salad. James contacted their server, M, a few minutes after receiving their meal. K. I informed her that there was some egg white blended in with the yolk. M. K. notified the floor manager, G. The dish was redone, but the kitchen inexplicably sent it out with home fries instead of salad.
A manager said that Corden was “yelling like mad at the server,” screaming things like”, ‘You can’t do your job! There’s no way you can perform your duties at this point. Perhaps it would be best if I went and made the omelettes myself.'” Following the botched production of his wife’s eggs, Corden allegedly lost his temper and yelled at the workers.
The owner of a popular restaurant told Page Six that he was hesitant to post about the actor’s behavior but felt compelled to do so for the sake of his employees. They already have a difficult enough job. He told us that they shouldn’t have to put up with this type of treatment from anyone, much less the rich and famous.