Most restaurant critics don't accept free food from restaurants to maintain fairness. Instead, a publication will reimburse the reviewer for a certain amount of meals or may provide a corporate credit card to pay for meals in advance. Do restaurant critics pay for their meals, or does everything make up for it, hoping to get a favorable review? Jack L, St. BOX 191606 St.
Louis, MO 63119 314-918-3000. Unfortunately, not all food critics can eat for free. You may be able to exchange food for free advertising, but the restaurant is under no obligation to do so. Companies can give you a company credit card or reimburse you for your food purchase.