'Cretin' James Corden Banned From NYC Restaurant For 'Abusive' Behavior

'Cretin' James Corden Banned From NYC Restaurant For 'Abusive' Behavior

Update 10/18/2022: And just like that, Balthazar's brief James Corden ban is no more. Having publicly named the Late Late Show host as the downtown restaurant's "most abusive" patron just yesterday, McNally returned to Instagram to announce that Corden is no longer banned after the late show host called him up to apologize. “James Corden just called me and apologized profusely. Having fucked up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances,” McNally wrote. “But….anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar.” Now with the short-lived beef with the New York City brasserie apparently behind them, hopefully this finally puts an end to Corden's omelette-based tyranny once and for all.

James Corden has to find a new place to get his steak frites.

According to a new Instagram post from restauranteur Keith McNally, the Late Late Show host is no longer welcome at Balthazar, citing two separate incidents where Corden allegedly mistreated the staff at his acclaimed NYC French brassiere.

Labeling him a "tiny cretin of a man" and "the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago," McNally explained that while doesn't "often 86 a customer, to today I 86’d Corden" before accusing the comedian of also behaving "similarly in my former restaurant, Cafe Luxembourg, a few years back."

As McNally wrote, a manager reported the first incident back in June, claiming that "after eating his main course, Corden showed the hair to Balthazar manager G. who was very apologetic." However, G's apology apparently wasn't enough, as the comedian was said to still be "extremely nasty," threatening to write a bad review unless the manager got his party "'get us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all of our drinks so far.'"

The famed restauranteur then went on to detail a second example of Corden's alleged bad behavior from a brunch service earlier this month, during which his wife supposedly ordered an egg yolk omelette that just so happened to have "a little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk."

"The kitchen remade the dish but unfortunately sent it with home fries instead of salad," McNally continued. "That's when James Corden began yelling like crazy to the server: 'You can't do your job! You can't do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!'" And though Corden's server was "very apologetic," he was allegedly "nasty" to her, though this time he acted "pleasant" towards manager G., mostly after receiving "promo Champagne glasses to smooth things out."

McNally added, "[The server] was very shaken, but professional that she is, continued to finish her shift."

Corden has yet to publicly comment on the ban. In the meantime though, you can read McNally's entire post about his alleged "nastiness" below.

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