Thanks for all your help.
All below were good, or better.
Hot chocolate ,dark, at Maison du Chocolat, dumplings, broth filled , at Joe's Shanghai.
Norma- great Irish oatmeal w hard sugar topping: breadbasket better from room service than in restaurant. Hamburger joint: "cheap," as good as we've had outside our kitchen
Bricco: gnocchi, a little heavy,pretty good: veal chop. juicy , well done; pheasant- the usual trouble-dry
Bistro LCB: setting welcoming, service,obliging; Wonderful chateau neuf du pape. Cassoulet OK, lambchops unequaled.
Beacon: duck and steak both excellent, Wine list reds overpriced- be careful: whiskey sour >$9 !