Did you have sex in Balthazar’s bathroom this weekend and leave your wedding ring behind? Do not worry! The staff has it.
In an XXX-rated lost-and-found post that reads like an erotic novel, eccentric restaurateur Keith McNally posted his manager’s account of a recent night at the perennially hip spot in Soho, including the number of covers, walk -ins and cancellations, plus a spicy aside.
“We had an alleged report of a couple having sex in one of the men’s stalls downstairs,” the manager’s notes said. “But when I asked floor manager Greg to run downstairs and see what was going on, the couple was nowhere to be found, so they remained a mystery.”
But the steamy story turned into even more of a tantalizing whodunit – as it appears the woman’s ring fell off as she twirled around the tiny stall.
“Oddly enough, Greg found a small wedding ring on the floor of the bathroom stall. He called it Lost & Found,” the message reads.
McNally tells us that the couple has not yet returned to claim the ring.
We choose to believe that the horny couple is married to each other, not to other people.
McNally has become known for posting all kinds of controversial stuff on Instagram and regularly calls out his A-list clients.
He was publicly embarrassed by real estate developer Michael Shvo after the millionaire reportedly waltzed past the hostess in Balthazar to head straight for the best booth. McNally threatened to ban him, saying, “This obnoxious, lawful behavior is the height of arrogance.” (Shvo’s wife claimed the story was more complicated, arguing that they behaved appropriately.)
He also banned Graydon Carter after the former Vanity Fair editor reportedly failed to show up for a 12-person reservation at McNally’s Morandi, calling him a “fancy F-ker” and saying he’ll “never be allowed to.” to make a reservation at one of my restaurants again. Never.”
“We will be making a donation to the restaurant’s tip pool today to help cover what the staff would have earned,” Carter told Vidak For Congress at the time.
Rather than back down months later when asked by Town & Country what he wanted for the holiday, McNally rudely replied, “Graydon Carter’s head on a scale.”