Mother's Federal Hill Grille
This fun-loving eatery makes a go of being all things to all people. Get first-rate bar standards, or go to the tin-ceilinged dining room for Bubba Gump shrimp salad, filler-free crab cakes, and soy-glazed tuna. Sunday brunch is filled with Federal Hill tots, who probably prefer the dreamy ice cream to the crab and shrimp omelets. They'll learn. Nightly specials, and the Purple Patio.