Meet The Chef

A new offering from a West Chester native. For 15 years, Andrew Patten brought life into the West Chester food scene with Spence Cafe. Now he’s back and better than ever with a brand new offering. Visit Spence 312 for delicious hand-crafted entrees from organic Scottish Salmon to Grilled Maple Brined Pork Chops, and many more locally sourced, fresh from the kitchen dishes. Don’t leave without sweetening your palette with Andrew’s seasonal desserts like double pumpkin bread pudding, or the house favorite creme brulee, made fresh daily by Andrew himself.

Andy is excited that Spence 312 is a BYOB. “I’m concentrating on the food, and focusing on dinner only at this point,” he said. He explained how the goat cheese was sourced from Lancaster, and the short rib was braised for four hours. They’re making their focaccia and soup stocks in house. In the spring, Spence 312 will open the back patio, which seats another 50 people. The space has a private room upstairs that can be used for private parties of up to 35 people, just in time for the holiday season.

Spence 312 is committed to using organic and locally grown produce and sustainable meat and seafood whenever seasonally possible.

About The Chef
History of Spence History of Spence

THE HOUSE THAT SPENCE BUILT

A hundred years ago, if you were anyone important in West Chester, native or stranger, and you wanted a good, quick meal, you knew where to go.

A century ago, if you walked down Gay Street you certainly would catch the salty satisfying smell of cooked shellfish. From 1849 to 1910, the Spence family ran a succession of oyster houses and restaurants considered the best in town. The café, which apparently catered to the professional elite of West Chester, flourished until the time of World War I. Specializing in oysters, fried clams, snapper soup, and an excellent chowder, spiced with horseradish grown in the restaurant’s basement.

The first floor of the building had a dining room on the right-hand side, which was open to ladies. On the left was the saloon bar. The second floor housed two banquet halls and the third and fourth floors Spence’s family.

News & Events

Thank You!

Thank You!

Spence 312 has been selected for a 2016 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award.


Thanks to our customers!
We’re open!

We’re open!

Tuesday – Saturday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

610.738.8844

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Spence Cafe has returned to West Chester, reincarnated as Spence 312. The lovely upscale BYOB on South High Street held a soft opening on October 30. Chef and co-owner Andy Patten has modified the space (where Avalon used to exist) and is now creating sublime dishes such as seared scallops, cioppino and braised chicken in phyllo dough.

Spence 312 is committed to using organic and locally grown produce and sustainable meat and seafood whenever seasonally possible.
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Thinking of a Gift Card?

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Book your Private Party now!

Book your Private Party now!

Tuesday – Saturday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

610.738.8844


We offer a private room upstairs that can be used for parties of up to 35 people, just in time for the holiday season. Contact us now to book your party.