James Corden’s ban from New York City restaurant Balthazar didn’t last more than 24 hours. Balthazar’s owner, Keith McNally, took to Instagram to announce that the CBS late night host has been suspended from NYC. According to McNally, after Corden went public with a story accusing Corden of being a “very abusive customer” at the restaurant, Corden “apologized to him.”
“James Corden just called me and apologized,” McNally wrote on Instagram. No. But….a great man like me (and my crew) who apologizes for a deadbeat should not be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthasar. So back to 5 and Dimmy, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is forgiven.
Difference Corden’s reps have been contacted for comment.
A few hours before McNally lifted the ban, he posted on Instagram that Corden was not welcome at the restaurant. McNally wrote, “James Corden is a tremendously talented comedian, but little human. And the most abusive customer to my server, Balthazar, since the restaurant opened 25 years ago.
McNally offers two anecdotes about Corden’s misbehavior while dining at Balthazar’s, one of which involves Corden’s wife ordering an “egg yolk omelette.” Corden complained to the staff because “a little bit of egg white was mixed in with the egg yolk.”
That’s when James Corden started yelling like crazy at the waiter: ‘You can’t do your job! You can’t do your job! Maybe I’ll go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!’” McNally added.
Read both of McNally’s Instagram posts below.