Le Bilboquet apologized to Dominique Wilkins after the NBA legend accused the Atlanta restaurant of prejudice, claiming he had been turned away from eating there.
The restaurant released a statement on Sunday apologizing for “any confusion” related to the dress code.
“We, at Le Bilboquet, do our best to accommodate all of our guests. However, we have received consistent complaints from our patrons regarding other guest’s wardrobe choices,” the restaurant said. “As a result, to protect our restaurant’s culture, we installed a minimum standard in our ‘business casual’ attire dress code which includes jeans and sneakers but prohibits baseball caps and athletic clothing including sweat pants and tops. Though the definition of ‘casual’ is ever evolving, we strive to maintain our policy requirements daily but it isn’t a perfect system.”
Wilkins made the allegation in a tweet Saturday.
“In my many years in the world, I’ve eaten at some of the greatest restaurants in the world, but never have I felt prejudice or been turned away because of the color of my skin, until today in #atlanta In @LeBilboquetAtl #turnedawaybecauseimblack,” he wrote.
Wilkins also answered questions he had been asked about his claim.
“They first said no tables and then said I was not dressed fashionably acceptable. And I always check if they need reservations. Thanks so much,” he wrote in one response.
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SOURCE: Fox News, Ryan Gaydos