Famed NYC Restauranteur Keith McNally Says He’s Banning James Corden From His Restaurants For Being A ‘Tiny Cretin Of A Man’ Who’s ‘The Most Abusive Customer’ To His Staff

Balthazar is one of New York City’s most iconic restaurants, but you won’t be seeing a famous patron there anytime soon. “James Corden is a Hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny Cretin of a man. And the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago,” owner Keith McNally wrote on his Instagram account. “I don’t often 86 a customer, to today I 86’d Corden. It did not make me laugh.” He then shared two examples of why The Late Late Show host is banned.

“In June,” McNally quoted from a manager’s report, “James Corden was here on table 61. (Although this is diabolical, it happens Very occasionally in all restaurants.) After eating his main course, Corden 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.'”

The second report involves an incident that happened during a brunch shift earlier this month. Corden’s wife ordered “an egg yolk omelette with gruyere cheese and salad.” Then, “a few minutes after they received the food, James called their server, M. K. and told her there was a little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk.” The server informed the floor manager, and the kitchen accidentally remade the dish with home fries instead of a salad.

The post continues:

“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!’ M.K. 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.’

Corden has not responded to the allegations (or said where he’ll get steak frites now).