In a word - YES !

The people that join this site to submit reviews are people like you and I that want to share our experiences good or bad.  Although sometimes you may read a review which is so far from your own experience but remember everyone is different and entitled to an opinion ! 

I sometimesI "disagree" with a review but if the overall theme of the other reviews is more like what i found then i`m happy, i mean if there are 10 reviews for a place i thought was great, and only 1 is negative then i interpret this as the place will make 90% of its new visitors happy or maybe there was an off day in the kitchen or front of house !