The Electric Jane, a new collaborative dining and live entertainment experience from hospitality veterans Jason Scoppa and Sam Bakhshandehpou, opened this weekend between the Gulch and Music Row neighborhoods in Nashville.
Located at 1301 Division Street, the new live entertainment venue and restaurant promises an “energizing” brunch alongside eclectic and expansive dinner and late-night menus. Chef Ryan Costanza’s menu draws inspiration from around the world, with dinner options like tuna crispy rice, steak tartare, edamame falafel and Parisian gnocchi.
The over-the-top brunch menu features a French omelet stacked with caviar, ube cinnamon rolls, Benedict soft-shell crab, Funfetti donuts, and breakfast boards designed for carnivores and vegetarians. And, of course, there’s the basic brunch avocado and “Cali spa” toast as well as build-your-own Bloody Marys. Its late-night menu takes a whole different direction, with Detroit-style pizzas, burgers, fries, and a bologna sandwich from Gifford. And of course, there are cocktails from noon to night, ranging from an espresso martini topped with cannoli to an old-fashioned maple bacon.
Not to be confused with other restaurants/bars in Nashville Jane’s Hideaway and East Nashville’s new Plain Jane bar, Electric Jane is named after Scoppa’s grandmother, and the owners say the interior and overall tone of the place were inspired by her “piercing” blue eyes. Spanning 7,500 square feet, Electric Jane’s interior was designed by Scoppa, who has already spent decades designing scene-defining spaces in Southern California like Bardot and The Green Door. Teal-blue upholstered banquettes surround a hexagon-shaped Carrara marble bar, complete with a jaw-dropping lightbox halo.
“Jane’s eyes were electric, they were so blue,” said co-founder Jason Scoppa. “I spent my childhood following low-light dinner parties in entertainment clubs on a Saturday night. We would often meet in the same place the next morning for brunch. The Electric Jane offers a contemporary approach here, evoking nostalgia in a modern way through our design, our food, our drinks and our programming.
Scoppa and Bakhshandehpour previously teamed up to launch Hollywood’s flagship Sayers Club, which fused a session-quality house band with up-and-coming and established singers in an intimate, chic space. The Sayers Club produced weekly performances by legends like Prince, Slash and Stevie Wonder, all before an intimate audience of no more than 300 guests.
Electric Jane opens for dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and for brunch on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can make reservations on OpenTable here.