Jimmy Fallon picks up strangers’ $1,000 restaurant tab, explains why he decided to pay the bill

Jimmy Fallon surprised a group of guests at a Hamptons restaurant on Aug. 27.

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Diners at a Hamptons restaurant were shocked when Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, were sitting by their table on Monday. But the group played it cool and do not approach the “Tonight Show” host — a decision Fallon was grateful for.

After the two couples finished their meal at Il Mulino in Wainscott, New York, las vegas ran to thank them.

“He went to them and said,” I appreciate it that you do not want to disturb us. I knew that you wanted to say ‘hello.’ So, he picked up the tab. With the tip it was $1,136,” Enzo Lentini, general manager of the Italian restaurant, told Newsday.

Lentini praised the few couples on their restraint, despite the fact that they “wanted to jump out of their skin.”


Fallon’s spokeswoman, Claire Mercuri, confirmed the meeting Newsday on Wednesday. Lentini told the New York newspaper Fallon often visit the restaurant, usually in the weekend, so he wasn’t surprised to see the late night host. The staff has gotten to know him.

“I walked him downstairs, through the kitchen and the dining room. He said, ” Enzo, where are you taking me!’ The kitchen [staff] got a big kick out if it, too — they were all clapping when he,” Lentini said, explaining that he wanted to avoid a scene.


This is not the first time Fallon has been praised for an act of kindness on Long Island. In October 2017, the “Tonight Show” host offered to drive a woman home after spotting her walking along a road in the pouring rain in Sagaponack.

“This truck pulls up and the window rolls down. I’m thinking, as a woman, ‘I’m not in the car with you.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, it’s Jimmy Fallon’, the Dawn Elyse Warden, of Philadelphia, told Newsday at the time.

“It was a big deal for me, that he would stop the car for a stranger with his child in the car. I thought that was incredible,” she added.

Jennifer Earl is an SEO editor for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @jenearlyspeakin.

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