Celeb Chef Robert Irvine's eat! to Close Permanently

By Kelly Dobkin  |  December 16, 2013

Food Network's chef Robert Irvine's Hilton Head restaurant eat! is closing for good, according to their Facebook page (H/T Food Network Gossip). The spot closed suddenly for repairs a few months back, but Irvine assured us in a recent interview that this was temporary and that it had reopened. Conditions have changed though as of today. Here's what they posted on FB:

"The lease was coming up at our current location and we were unsatisfied with the amount of rent that we were paying. The decision had to be made whether to find a new location or close the restaurant altogether. Ultimately we made the decision to close."

Their last service will be NYE dinner and they're throwing a goodbye party if you want to drown your sorrows with the eat! team. Details here.