When it comes to restaurant reviews, it seems everybody's a critic. It's not hard to find a plethora of opinions on any given restaurant, whether it's from a friend, an online reviews website (such as reviews posted in Patch Places) or a professional critic.
But with so many options, who should be trusted?
The Sacramento Bee recently reported that while more and more people rely on online reviews, some customers will threaten chefs with a negative review if they aren't given special treatment.
"Other owners have a name for it: 'Yelp extortion' – when customers threaten to write a bad review if the restaurant does not offer some sort of benefit, such as a gift card, free meal or preferred seating," the Bee wrote.
Roseville, whose opinion do you value most when choosing a place to eat in town? Do you believe the professional opinions of critics like the Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson? Crowds of reviewers on websites like Patch or Yelp? Friends or family? No one? Take our poll below and leave a comment voicing your opinion.