Thanks for the suggestions on Corduroy. Generally found it to be well-run place with good to very good food (but a lousy location as everyone knows).
We ordered spring rolls and goat cheese "porcupine" from the bar menu. After comments on board I was expecting to be wowed. They were very nice, but not mind-blowing (although spring rolls were a great value).
For apps, I had perfectly cooked scallops, which were a bit overwhelmend by squash accompaniment. Others had lobster salad (delish) and parsnip soup (also very good; Chef Power seems to have a way with soups).
For dinner, I looked in vain for the veal cheeks that everyone raved about. Not on the menu. Settled for the veal ribeye. Somewhat disappointing, thin cut, not terribly flavorful. Others did better - a terrific roast chicken and a tuna that even a jaded tuna eater enjoyed.
For dessert, I had a simple but perfect creme brulee and others had standard sorbets.
All-in-all very nice experience. The chef has a quiet but sure hand, very understated. When he misses it can seem a bit dull, unlike some who try to do more and when they miss it's a mess. Will go back but, like Sideways, may have been expecting too much.