Supermodel Tyra Banks settled her outstanding tab at a New York restaurant, saying the non-payment was a misunderstanding between her and another guest.

Banks said on ABC's "The View" that she and music producer Russell Simmons went back and forth about picking up the check after eating at the Brooklyn Diner during the weekend, People magazine said Thursday. Both offered to pay the $120 tab but neither did, she said.

A newspaper article "saying I'm cheap and I didn't pay the bill," prompted Banks to make good, she said on the talk show.

"She was really apologetic and also she was really embarrassed," said Alexis Reyes, who runs the eatery. "She was great. She was very much a lady."

And, he said, "she left a wonderful tip."