Reading over Jim Liff's Baltimore tip sheet (Thanks Jim!), I noticed a positive review of Joy American Cafe.
This is one poster who absolutely thinks Joy American Cafe (JAC) represents the type of restaurant that serious chowhounds shoud AVOID!! Although I admit the view and atmosphere will appeal to most people, the food (which is to the core of a chowhound's heart IMHO) absolutely disappoints!! The menu consists of over-priced selections which tries to be creative but quite frankly delivers "trendy" uninspiring dishes that disappoints. If a chowhound is going to spend $$$ for food in BaLTIMORE, look at some other places that justify the costs w/ quality cooking.