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Zachary Quinto Criticized by Toronto Restaurant for Reportedly Yelling at Staff ‘Like Entitled Child’ and Making ‘Host Cry’



A Toronto restaurant is calling out Zachary Quinto for his alleged behavior at the eatery.

On Sunday, June 2, Manita on Ossington Ave shared a message on Instagram Stories, calling the Star Trek actor “an amazing Spock, but a terrible customer.”

“Yelled at staff like an entitled child after he didn’t reply to two texts to inform him his table was ready and refused to believe the empty tables in the dining room weren’t available for him despite being politely informed they were spoken for,” the message read.

“Made our host cry and the rest of our brunch diners uncomfortable,” continued the eatery, which describes itself as a “mediterranean-ish bistro” on Instagram.

Manita restaurant criticizes Zachary Quinto.


“Mr. Quinto, take your bad vibes somewhere else, we have many lovely celebrities join us at Manita, but you are NOT one of them,” the message concluded, tagging the actor.

The eatery then released a second message on Instagram on Monday, June 3. “To expand upon yesterday’s story re: Zachary Quinto: This isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last time an irate guest has taken their frustrations out on our staff,” they shared.

“Manita is deeply grateful for our mostly incredible, friendly, gracious guests … who may give us constructive feedback from time to time,” they added.

“To all the other Zachary Quintos out there, on behalf of restaurant workers everywhere: We aren’t above criticism, but we are above being demeaned,” the restaurant concluded.

Quinto’s reps didn’t immediately respond when contacted by PEOPLE.

Zachary Quinto in 2023.

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Quinto celebrated his 47th birthday on June 2, and shared some pictures and videos of himself marking his special day on his Instagram Stories.

The actor headed to Canada’s Wonderland theme park, posting a photo of the attraction’s entrance. “Thank you for such an incredible birthday adventure!!!” Quinto wrote, adding a mind blown emoji and tagging the theme park.

Zachary Quinto celebrates his 47th birthday.

Zachary Quinto/Instagram

He also posted a video on the Drop Tower ride, as well as another snap of himself posing with a birthday cake inside a restaurant.

Quinto isn’t the only celebrity to be criticized by a restaurant on social media in recent years.

Back in October 2022, Balthazar owner Keith McNally called James Corden “the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago” and banned Corden from the New York City eatery in an Instagram post.

In a follow-up post hours later, he said that Corden had “apologized profusely” and the ban was lifted.

Zachary Quinto celebrates 47th birthday at Canada’s Wonderland.

Zachary Quinto/Instagram

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“I haven’t done anything wrong, on any level. So why would I ever cancel this [interview]? I was there. I get it,” Corden told The New York Times at the time, while promoting his Prime Video series Mammals

“I feel so Zen about the whole thing. Because I think it’s so silly,” he added.

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