The Electric Jane, a new collaborative dining and live entertainment experience from hospitality veterans Jason Scoppa and Sam Bakhshandehpour, opened over the weekend between the Gulch and Music Row neighborhoods in Nashville.
Located at 1301 Division Street, the new live entertainment venue and restaurant promises a “high-energy” power brunch alongside eclectic and expansive dinner and late-night menus. Chef Ryan Costanza’s menu draws inspiration from all over the globe, with dinner options like tuna crispy rice, steak tartare, edamame falafel, and Parisian gnocchi.
The over-the-top brunch menu offers a French omelet piled high with caviar, ube cinnamon rolls, soft-shell crab Benedict, Funfetti doughnuts, and breakfast boards designed for both carnivores and vegetarians alike. And, of course, there’s brunch-staple avocado and “Cali spa” toasts plus build-your-own bloody marys. Its late-night menu veers in a completely different direction, with Detroit-style pizzas, burgers, fries, and a Gifford’s bologna sandwich. And of course, there are cocktails from noon to night, ranging from a cannoli-crowned espresso martini to a maple bacon old-fashioned.
Not to be confused with other Nashville restaurants/bars Jane’s Hideaway and newly opened East Nashville bar Plain Jane, Electric Jane is named after Scoppa’s grandmother, and the owners say the interior and overall tone of the venue were inspired by her “piercing” blue eyes. Spanning 7,500 square feet, Electric Jane’s interior was designed by Scoppa, who previously spent decades programming scene-defining spaces in Southern California like Bardot and The Green Door. Teal tufted banquettes surround a Carrara marble hexagon-shaped bar, complete with a show-stopping lightbox halo.
“Jane’s eyes were electric, they were so blue,” said co-founder Jason Scoppa. “I spent my childhood tagging along to low-lit dinners at entertainment clubs on a Saturday night. We would often end up at the same place the next morning for brunch. The Electric Jane offers a contemporary take here, evoking nostalgia in a modern way through our design, food, beverage, and programming.”
Scoppa and Bakhshandehpour previously partnered together to launch the milestone Hollywood venue the Sayers Club, which merged a session-quality house band with emerging and established vocalists in an intimate, swanky space. The Sayers Club produced weekly performances from legends like Prince, Slash, and Stevie Wonder, all before intimate audiences not exceeding 300 guests.
Electric Jane opens for dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and for brunch on weekends 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can make reservations on OpenTable here.