Ryan Skeen Has Left 83 1/2, But the Restaurant Will Go On

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We're so confused. Photo: Melissa Hom

Yesterday it was reported that the 42-seat, Upper East Side New American restaurant 83 1/2 had closed after four months in business. Chef Ryan Skeen, whom New York's Adam Platt called "the master of meathead cuisine," sent a note to Eater NY explaining that owner Vincenzo Mangiafridda shuttered the restaurant for unspecified reasons. "I feel like my heart has been ripped out," Skeen wrote. Today, Mangiafridda tells Eater that he and the chef "parted ways" and that the restaurant will reopen in "about a month or so." [Eater, Earlier, Related]