I find Yelp helpful - not for their reviews, lists, awards, events, or ratings - but specifically for users’ pictures of the menu, food, interior/exterior, and health inspection ratings (when available). Also, when I’m in a crunch and am looking for somewhere nearby, the restaurant map is helpful to see what’s open / what will be open at _:__. It’s really about the 411 for me to make my own practical decision of where I want to eat on short notice. It’s also helpful for seeing what bars might be around after dinner somewhere.
I ignore the reviews and largely the ratings (especially with non-American foods).