James Corden ‘apologizes’ to New York restaurant manager after Balthazar’s New York ban

James Corden reportedly “profusely apologized” to a major New York restaurateur on Tuesday after the TV star was accused of being rude to staff.

Keith McNally, owner of famed restaurant Balthazar, has claimed on social media that the Late Late Show host apologized to him after he accused the TV star of being abusive to staff.

McNally briefly banned Corden from his French restaurant after he alleged he had been “extremely mean” to his staff on two separate occasions.

But hours later he overturned the ban after claiming to have received a call from the star.

He wrote on Instagram: “James Corden just called me and apologized profusely. Having screwed me over more than most people, I’m a firm believer in second chances.

“So if James Corden lets me host his Late Late Show for 9 months, I will immediately rescind his ban from Balthazar.

“No of course not. But… anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to a slacker like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar.

“So come back to 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is forgiven.”

In a previous post, McNally said he “86’d” Corden for his alleged behavior.

Eighty-six customers is a colloquial term that usually means to stop serving a person or kick them out of an establishment.

The restaurateur released details of what appeared to be a June manager’s report alleging Corden demanded a round of drinks after finding a hair in his main course at the Manhattan restaurant.

He also shared details of an alleged argument over an egg yolk omelet made for Corden’s wife, Julia Carey.

“Mr. Corden’s wife ordered an egg yolk omelet with cheese and salad. A few minutes after receiving the food, James called their server, MK, and told him there was a bit of egg white mixed in with the egg yolk,” the post states.

He said the kitchen redid the dish but sent it with fries instead of the salad. Corden then allegedly “started yelling like crazy at the waiter, ‘You can’t do your job! You can’t do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and make the omelet myself!’

The correct dish was apparently brought to the table and complimentary champagne was handed out ‘to sweeten things up’.

Corden announced in April that he was stepping down as host of The Late Late Show in the United States.

He reportedly extended his contract with CBS to present the show for one more year before ending in the summer of 2023.

Standard has contacted Corden representatives for comment.

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