Just returned last night. Thanks to all who had provided their input from past postings and specifically to my post.
I ate at numerous places including Guy Savoy, but I have to tell you all the BEST secret was meeting up with Pierre (a local chowhound) for coffee.
Pierre was "right on the mark" when it came to recommendations! He scrutenized my list and steered me in the right direction! If you are going to Paris and want to try out the real local's place where it is tried and true - talk to Pierre!!!!
Since I volunteered to give up my return seat, I now have a free trip for the future and you know I am going back to Paris.... because I only got through part of my list.