Keith McNally is a New York City restaurateur. 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 since the 1980s. In that time, he has opened several restaurants: Odeon (in Tribeca), Cafe Luxembourg (Upper West Side), Lucky Strike, Nell's (Meatpacking District), Pravda (SoHo), Balthazar (SoHo), Pastis (Meatpacking District), Schiller's (Lower East Side), Morandi (West Village), Minetta Tavern (West Village), Cherche Midi (Lower East Side), and Augustine (Financial District).
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. His first wife, Lynn Wagenknecht, was also a restaurateur.
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