This is the roller coaster of emotions you’ll experience whenever you find yourself in the neighborhood. How to deal? Know exactly what you’re looking to get out of your meal and choose a restaurant accordingly.

Whether you’re with friends and family, potential significant others, or work people, picking a place with the right vibe is key. Don’t eat somewhere that everyone uses as a pregame for Cuvee if your plans after dinner are to go straight to bed.

From over-the-top steakhouses to hot dogs on-the-go, here are the best restaurants in River North.