Keith McNally is a restaurateur in New York City. The New York Times has referred to him as "The Restaurateur Who Invented Downtown." 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), and Cherche Midi (Lower East Side).
McNally was born into a working-class family in Bethnal Green, London. He is the son of Joyce and Jack McNally. His father Jack was an amateur boxer and docker.  His brother, Brian McNally, is also a restaurateur in New York.
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.
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