“I strongly believe in second chances,” Keith McNally wrote on Instagram, explaining that James Corden will no longer be banned from his restaurant
James Corden is welcomed again at Balthazar in New York City.
The late-night talk show host made an apology to restaurant owner Keith McNally after Keith McNally slammed him, accusing him of being rude in his restaurant.
“James Corden just called me and apologized profusely,” McNally wrote alongside a photo of Corden on Instagram. “Having f—ed up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.”
He then joked that Corden is not allowed back at his restaurant without one condition, writing: “So if James Corden lets me host his Late Late Show for 9 months, I’ll immediately rescind his ban from Balthazar.”
James Corden was banned from a popular restaurant owner has called him the “most abusive customer” they have ever encountered.
Continued McNally: “No, of course not. 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.”
He ended by addressing Corden directly, writing, “So Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is Forgiven. xx.”
A representative for James Corden didn’t respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
His apology comes hours after McNally said Corden was “86’d” from Balthazar.
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“James Corden is a Hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny Cretin of a man,” he wrote earlier Monday. “And the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago.”
McNally added, “I don’t often 86 a customer, [but] today I 86’d Corden. It did not make me laugh.”
He described what he called the “funny man’s treatment of my staff” from two times Corden came into his establishment and claimed that Corden had similar behavior at McNally’s previous restaurant, Cafe Luxembourg.
When one was turned over, it was clear that the item was a hair–the type of which is commonly left on plates.
He alleged that once Corden finished eating his main course, the “TV personality showed the hair to Balthazar manager G. who was very apologetic. Corden was extremely nasty to G, and said: ‘Get us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all of our drinks so far. This way I write any nasty reviews in yelp or anything like that.’ ”
McNally also alleged that Jimmy’s wife “rarely” has her husband on board with her choice of food.
McNally alleged, “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!’ ”
He said the server was “very apologetic and brought G. over to the table. He returned the dish, and after that, everything was fine. He gave them promo Champagne glasses to smooth things out. G. said that Corden was pleasant to him but nasty to the server.’ M.K. was very shaken, but professional that she is, continued to finish her shift.’ ”
McNally previously told Page Six that he was “reluctant” to publicize Corden’s alleged actions but “did so out of loyalty to restaurant servers everywhere.”