James Corden Admits To Being ‘Ungracious’ To Waiter After Restaurant Drama: I ‘Deeply Regret’ What I Said
James Corden start of the second episode of The Late Late Show with a lengthy monologue about the restaurant drama made headlines. James, 44, explains how he got banned (and later unbanned) from Balthazar in New York Keith McNally for his alleged bad behavior as a customer. The British comedian explained that he made a “sarcastic remark” about cooking his own food, after staff ordered his wrong order three times and served his wife, Julia Careyfood to which “she is allergic”.
“It was a comment that I deeply regret,” James explained on his talk show. “Since I didn’t scream or scream, I didn’t get up from my seat, didn’t call anyone’s name or use offensive language, I walked around thinking I didn’t do anything wrong, right? But the truth is I have. I made a rude comment and it was wrong. That’s an unnecessary comment. It is ungrateful to the server. “
James revealed that he called Keith McNally after the restaurant waiter revealed James’ behavior on Instagram and banned him from going to Balthazar. “I told him how sad I was when anyone was hurt by whatever I did and whatever I said,” James shared. “We had a nice conversation. He appreciates the call. I’m glad we cleared the air. And I feel like we’ve dealt with it privately. But by this point, the story has come out and people are very upset.”
Before ending his monologue, Karaoke Carpool the presenter admitted that he was “annoying” people which was “never my intention.” James added, “I love that restaurant. I hope one day I’m allowed to return so I can go there and personally apologize, which is what I absolutely will.” James’ apology comes after Keith called him “the bad guy” for being the “most abusive customer” in the restaurant’s 25-year history. James first settled the controversy in a New York Times records, where he claimed he hadn’t “done anything wrong, on any level,” and that the whole situation was “silly.”
While James was initially barred from joining Balthazar, Cats The actor’s phone call to Keith caused the restaurant owner to reverse his decision. Keith wrote in a follow-up Instagram post: “Having myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances. “Anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to an inhuman like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned anywhere. Especially Balthazar. “