Couple ‘had sex in men’s bathroom’ of exclusive Balthazar restaurant in New York City and left behind a WEDDING RING: Owner Keith McNally says it is waiting in lost and found for them!
- Balthazar owner Keith McNally claims a couple had sex in the men’s restroom
- They scurried off before staff could catch them, leaving behind a wedding ring
- McNally claims the ring is in lost and found, waiting for its owners to claim it
- He previously said that ‘80% of Instagram posts are lies,’ his own included
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Staff at a swanky New York City restaurant are looking for the couple who left behind their wedding ring after having sex in the bathroom over the weekend.
Balthazar owner Keith McNally made a raunchy Instagram post Monday detailing how the couple used the men’s room as their private sexual oasis over the long holiday weekend.
McNally alleged they ran off before staff had a chance to catch them in the act. But in their hurry a wedding ring was left on the restroom floor.
Now social media users are wondering who the adventurous lovers are and if they are married to each other.
Balthazar owner Keith McNally made a raunchy Instagram post Monday detailing how a couple used the men’s room at the swanky NYC restaurant as their private sexual oasis over the long Fourth of July weekend
McNally alleged they ran off before staff had a chance to catch them in the act. But in their hurry a wedding ring was left on the restroom floor
McNally claims restaurant Manager Zouheir Louhaichy told him about the encounter in a note detailing what ensued at the SoHo hotspot over the Independence Day weekend.
‘We had one alleged report of a couple having sex in one of the men’s stall downstairs,’ Louhaichy reportedly wrote.
‘But when I asked floor manager Greg to rush down and check what’s going on the couple were nowhere to be found so they remained a mystery.’
‘But oddly enough, Greg found a small wedding ring on the floor of the bathroom stall,’ he added.
Louhaichy said the ring was placed in the restaurant’s lost and found. McNally told Page Six on Tuesday the couple had not yet returned to claim the ring.
McNally claims a couple had sex in the bathroom before scurrying off, leaving behind a wedding ring. The ring has since been placed in lost and found
New York restaurateur Keith McNally (pictured) has previously cautioned that ’80 percent of Instagram posts are lies,’ including his own
Meanwhile, the internet is loving McNally’s post, with Instagram user Erica Forstadt claiming it ‘just might be my favorite one’ yet.
‘I love a good story,’ echoed Shari Applebaum. Others have made humorous remarks poking fun at the couple.
‘F**k. So that’s where mom wandered off to…’ fashion designer FE Castleberry joked.
‘Well, where’s the ring shot?’ questioned Amy Hinkler. ‘I’m sure someone can identify the hand it belongs to.’
‘Sex, booze and rock ‘n roll … could hardly ask for more!!’ wrote James Dickerman. Sadie Stein added: ‘But who snitched on the bathroom couple in the first place?!’
The couple’s sexual escapade wasn’t the only chaos staff were met with over the weekend.
Louhaichy told McNally they had to ‘cut-off’ a woman at the bar who was ‘clearly intoxicated.’
‘She was swaying and two other ladies at the bar grabbed her to help keep her upright,’ he recalled.
‘She threatened to call her lawyer and then when she was leaving she looked towards the podium and said to me: ‘I would like to be escorted out, a**hole!’
The manager said the drunk woman had been escorted out of Balthazar on a previous visit as well.
Despite the few unpleasantries, Louhaichy claimed it was a successful weekend for the establishment. They served 480 dinners and many customers issued ‘happy comments about the food and service.’
McNally’s Instagram posts have become popular with some users alleging there’s a ‘novel in every post’ and the stories should be used to ‘produce a series for Netflix.’
However, the eccentric restaurateur has cautioned that most social media posts are complete lies, including his own.
‘Eighty percent of Instagram posts are lies,’ he told The Wall Street Journal last month.
‘People post stories and photos of how they want to be seen by others, not of how they really are. Mine included. But at least I recognize it and try to change it.’
It is unclear if how much of McNally’s post about the restroom lovers in factual, but the internet seems eager to believe the story is real.
Keith McNally has uses Instagram to house his social commentary
New York restaurateur Keith McNally has been known to make some egregious statements on his Instagram page.
He was slammed in March after going on a bizarre rant against British restaurant critics and claiming he ‘bought’ reviews when he opened Balthazar in London.
In a scathing attack posted to his Instagram page, he said ‘four or five of London restaurant critics have so much Putin-like power that the people who slave away cooking and serving the food are scared s***less to publicly find fault with them.’
He launched a tirade against Evening Standard and Tatler food critic Fay Maschler, claiming she only gave his restaurant a ‘stupendous’ review because they were good friends.
He also claimed Italian restaurant Brutto ‘greatly benefited’ from the owner’s friendship with Sunday Times’ restaurant critic Marina O’Loughlin.
In a scathing attack posted to his Instagram page , he said that ‘four or five of London restaurant critics have so much Putin-like power that the people who slave away cooking and serving the food are scared s***less to publicly find fault with them’ and said that Italian restaurant Brutto ‘greatly benefited’ from the owner’s friendship with Sunday Times’ restaurant critic Marina O’Loughlin
McNally, last November, took to Instagram to revoke real estate millionaire Michael Shvo’s VIP status at his eateries after an incident of misconduct.
The Balthazar maitre d’ alleged Shvo sat himself at the eatery’s best table without consulting restaurant staff.
Shvo then dismissed staffers’ efforts to check him in and reseat him, saying ‘he always got a booth.’
‘How F. presumptuous!’ McNally said at the time, adding that Shvo’s ‘obnoxious, entitled behavior is the Height of Arrogance.’
McNally then implored Balthazar staff to ‘Please have Mr Shvo’s AA status torn to shreds.’
Brazen businessman Michael Shvo (pictured third from left, with wife Seren by his side) has been known to frequent a slew of the boroughs most distinguished eateries, including Wall Street’s posh Cipriani and McNally Balthazar’s. Here he accompanied by his wife, Margot Adams (far left), and renowned New York publisher Jason Binn
McNally posted a scathing statement to social media Sunday night after learning from one of his maître d’s that millionaire mogul Michael Shvo arrived at the establishment for a one ‘o clock reservation but did not wait to be seated
In August 2021, McNally slammed the public pressure that led to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, claiming the governor’s actions didn’t stack up to other prominent cases of sexual misconduct.
Keith McNally facetiously congratulated the ‘self-righteous hypocrites’ who wanted the governor’s ‘head on a platter’ in an Instagram post.
‘Of course I don’t think sexual harassment is ok. But I hope that one of my 3 daughters would have to the strength of character to deal with it on the spot without turning herself into a victim,’ McNally said.
‘We not talking about af***** Rapist like Harvey Weinstein. We’re talking about someone who, according to the state attorney general’s investigation engaged in….unwelcome and non-consensual behavior by touching and making numerous offensive COMMENTS of a suggestive and sexual nature.
‘If he exhibited this behavior to one of my daughters I hope they would just say, “F*** OFF” and be done with it.’
McNally is known for his colorful commentary amid photos from his restaurants on Instagram