Keith McNally, the renowned Balthazar restaurant’s owner in New York City, recently took to Instagram to criticize James Corden for repeatedly being extremely rude to his staff. However, now it appears that McNally has forgiven him for that.

On Monday night, McNally shared a post on Instagram writing, “James Corden just called me and apologized profusely. Having f–ked up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.” McNally continued to joke that he would lift his ban from the famous French restaurant provided Corden allowed him to host the late-night talk show for “9 months.”

“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, all is forgiven.”

After McNally claimed he had to “86” the comedian from his restaurants because of his mistreatment of the staff, he made the choice to offer Corden another opportunity. The restauranteur shared “two examples of the funny man’s treatment” of his employees across some of his businesses in a harsh Instagram post earlier in the day.


Back in June, the owner alleged that Corden stormed out of the restaurant after discovering a hair in his meal, demanding free drinks and threatening to give it bad reviews. In a separate incident earlier this month, the “Into the Woods” star reportedly shouted at his server after his wife’s brunch order was incorrectly noted.

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