hm. Good and bad. I get that its annoying to have every other table snapping pics of their dinner but on the other hand its promoting the restaurant and helps yelpers/instagrammers to get a sense of the restaurant before going. I admit. I do it. Take pictures but also check yelp/instagram. Helps me make a decision. #partofthenewage. NYC Restaurants Ban Customers From Taking Instagram Pictures Of Their Food.