Atlanta restaurant apologizes for denying service to NBA legend Dominique Wilkins over dress code

An Atlanta restaurant has released an apology after it denied service to basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins. The ordeal started last Saturday when Wilkins tweeted that he had been denied service at Le Bilboquet, an upscale French restaurant in the Buckhead neighborhood.

“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,” Wilkins tweeted.

Wilkins spent 12 seasons with the Atlanta Hawks during his playing career, included the hashtag #turnedawaybecauseimblack in his tweet.

Replying to followers on Twitter, Wilkins indicated that he was told by employees at the restaurant that there were no tables available. However, he said he was later told that he wasn’t dressed to the restaurant’s standards.

The “Policies” section on its website, Le Bilboquet includes attire suggestions.

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