Spock actor Zachary Quinto banned from restaurant after alleged tantrum

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A restaurant in Canada put actor Zachary Quinto on blast on social media Saturday after he allegedly yelled “like an entitled child” and made a host cry.

Manita, a restaurant in Toronto that describes itself on Instagram as a “mediterranean-ish bistro,” took to Instagram Stories to call Quinto, 47, “an amazing Spock, but a terrible customer.”

“Yelled at our 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 restaurant wrote.

“Made our host cry and the rest of our brunch diners uncomfortable,” the restaurant continued.

“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 restaurant concluded.

The Toronto restaurant’s statement about Zachary Quinto was posted on Instagram. (Instagram/manitaossington)

The “Heroes” star was in Toronto over the weekend celebrating his 47th birthday, according to posts on his own Instagram account.

“Thank you for such an incredible birthday adventure @canadaswonderland” Quinto captioned a snap at the Canada’s Wonderland theme park. A video clip showed the “American Horror Story” alum descending from the Drop Tower, a free-fall ride that lifts guests to the top of a 230-foot tower and drops them multiple times.

Quinto, who portrayed Spock in the “Star Trek” films directed by J.J. Abrams, has previously been open about having a problematic drinking habit in his 30s after rising to fame. In a March 2020 appearance on the “Life Is Short” podcast with Justin Long, Quinto described going sober as the best decision for him, and celebrated four years of sobriety that year.

Multiple media outlets, including KTLA, have reached out to Quinto’s representation for comment but have not received a response.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.