My wife found the Silver Coin on TA, and we are so glad she did! Our hotel owner also recommended it, and he suggested we make reservations since it was Valentine's Day. It tells you a lot about a place when you call at lunch time to make reservations and don't get an answer. But 2 minutes later the owner called us back and gladly took our reservation. The fabulous aroma of Indian spices greeted us as we entered the foyer. The tables were full but our seat was ready and we were soon greeted by the owner, who remembered us from the phone call. He later came out and brought us a complimentary plate of vegetable cutlets.
The food was superb. Best Indian we've had in a very long time. My wife had the grilled paneer masala with vegetables. I had the paneer tiki masala,a and we both requested medium spice. The seasoning was perfect, the paneer just right and the vegetables were fresh and tasty. The nan bread cannot be surpassed. Even though we were stuffed, we ordered some dessert - the kheer and gulab jamun. Both desserts were perfect, but it's worth noting that the cardamom in the kheer was just right. It's usually way too heavy at other places. We topped it all off with some masala chai tea, well pleased but sad that we'd have to wait for a return trip to Birmingham to eat here again.