Searching Chowhounds for a pre-theater restauarnt for last evening, I came across some recommendations. Rene Pujol seemed best suited based on location, but it was, alas, all booked. Searching elsewhere on the web, I found that Jubilee 51 opened just two doors from Rene Pujol on W. 51st.
We had a wonderful dinner!! A spin off from Jubilee, a restaurant on 54th St. on the east side, Jubilee 51 is open about a month, they tell me. We shared an order of steamed Mussels (a speciality of both places)and my wife had a delighful scallop entree while I had a scrumptious striped bass. We topped dinner off with two delicious deserts. Service was just fine.
While I don't consider myself a food critic nor even a very experienced diner, we had a lovely dinner and can recommend Jubilee 51 on West 51st bet. 8th and 9th Ave. to all.