Zachary Quinto labelled ‘entitled child’ by Toronto restaurant

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Actor Zachary Quinto has been called an “entitled child” for his alleged conduct at a Toronto restaurant.

Quinto, perhaps best known for playing Spock in Star Trek movies, raised some sharp eyebrows at Manita, a Mediterranean restaurant located on Ossington Avenue in the city’s west end.

According to the restaurant, Quinto allegedly failed to respond to texts informing him that his table was ready to be seated, which led to someone else getting his table. When he showed up to the trendy dining destination and wasn’t accommodated right away, Quinto apparently caused a scene and drove a staff member to tears.

“Zachary Quinto — an amazing Spock, but a terrible customer,” the restaurant wrote in an Instagram story.

It continued: “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.”

“Made our host cry and the rest of our brunch diners uncomfortable,” the noted added. “Mr. Quinto, take your bad vibes somewhere else, we have many lovely celebrities join us at Manita, but you are NOT one of them.”

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In a follow up post on Sunday, the restaurant called out Quinto’s alleged behaviour again:

“This isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last time an irate guest has taken their frustrations out on our staff,” the post reads. “Manita is deeply grateful for our mostly incredible, friendly, gracious guests … who may give us constructive feedback from time to time,” it adds.

The post concludes: “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.”

Comments on the story largely favoured Manita. “Kudo,” wrote marianne_geogal. “No one is above having/showing manners and respect for others.”

“There are many ways to handle this and rejecting a customer, especially Spock, definitely isn’t the way,” paul_sveritas wrote in favour of the tardy actor. “If they’re 30 minutes away you can let them know you’re sorry you gave his (reservation) away, comp a drink and let him know he can have a table for 25 minutes only, etc.” the user proposed as his solution.

Zachary Quinto, left, as Spock and Chris Pine as Kirk in a scene in the movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. Photo by Zade Rosenthal /AP

Quinto, whose birthday fell on Sunday, seemed to have been in a weekend celebration mode. He visited Canada’s Wonderland with friends and looked “adoringly” at a dessert decorated with birthday candle, as Huffington Post reported.

A request for comment with his PR rep was not returned to the publisher.

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