Keith McNally

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Keith McNally in 1969 by Allan Warren

Keith McNally is a restaurateur in New York City. The New York Times has referred to him as "The Restaurateur Who Invented Downtown."[1] McNally has been active in the New York City restaurant scene for 30 years. In that time, he has opened these restaurants: Odeon (in Tribeca), Cafe Luxembourg (Upper West Side), Lucky Strike, Nell's, Pravda (SoHo), Balthazar (SoHo), Pastis (Meatpacking District), Schiller's (Lower East Side), Morandi (West Village), Minetta Tavern (West Village),[2] and Cherche Midi (Lower East Side).

Sam Sifton, food critic for the New York Times awarded one star to Pulino's shortly after it opened in 2010.[2] Sifton's predecessor, Frank Bruni, awarded three stars to Minetta Tavern in 2009.[3]

McNally was born into a working-class family in England, the son of Joyce and Jack McNally.[4] His brother, Brian McNally, is also a restaurateur in New York.[1] He was a member of the original London cast of Alan Bennett's play "Forty Years On" in 1968 playing the part of Macilwaine. One of his children (with his ex-wife, Lynn Wagenknecht) is actress Isabelle McNally.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Restaurateur Who Invented Downtown - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 2004-01-18. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b Sifton, Sam (2010-05-04). "The Bowery Through Keith McNally’s Lens - NYTimes.com". Events.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  3. ^ Bruni, Frank (2009-05-19). "The Minetta Tavern Is Back - NYTimes.com". Greenwich Village (NYC);New York City: Events.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  4. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/feb/16/keith-mcnally-balthazar-london-restaurant
  5. ^ http://www.heavy.com/entertainment/2014/01/isabelle-mcnally-jonah-hill-girlfriend-dating