With food being a major part of my life, I've eaten at least 75% of the restaurants on any given "best" or "top X" list you can imagine. I can assure you that the restaurants in Vegas are as good as their flagship counterparts (at least what I've been to). I actually enjoyed L'Atelier in Vegas more than I did NYC. I also thought it wasn't a poor substitute for Paris. The Joel Robuchon in LV represents itself extremely well next to Toyko and Paris. Bouchon in LV is excellent, and I've been to the original, TFL and Per Se. Chefs who care about their operations put highly competent people in charge. These are all great restaurants and I frankly didn't see something worse than the original. Granted the Mesa Grill in NYC was visited while very drunk, but I still got what I expected. The only place that disappointed me (even with low expectations going in), was Spago. I think it should be bulldozed... But I always thought Wolfgang Puck fucking sucks, so what was new there? Seasoning isn't a big surprise. People in New Orleans are familiar with more authentic french cooking and obviously the homegrown style. They are more likely to appreciate stronger seasoning whereas the rich Left coasters visiting Vegas will find it odd. This is accounted for at the Robuchon properties and probably Savoy too.