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Biga on the Banks

203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
+1 210-225-0722
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (75 reviews)
“souffle” (24 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to this restaurant many times in the food atmosphere and service are always excellent. Be sure and make a reservation. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked at Biga for the fois gras (adequate but quite flavourless), the lamb (Good not great), and the sticky toffee pudding (Trader Joe’s is better). While the food was somewhat disappointing, the service is great, the atmosphere very good, and the wine list first...More

Thank UltimateWines
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dined here several years ago and were in San Antonio for a date night and decided to try it again as it was within walking distance from our hotel. Oh my goodness!! This was the most amazing food I have put in my...More

Thank Gay S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to have a romantic dinner especially if you get a private table that’s curtained off. Food was out of this world. Service on point

Thank jdamA_c_N_j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite winery hosted a wine dinner at Biga. The special menu included scallop appetizers, a brussel sprout salad, smoked duck with cranberry duck jus, and a cheesecake. All items had an awesome blend of flavors. The service was exceptional with every request met with...More

Thank JohnTSanAntone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in San Antonio for a convention and chose Biga on the Banks for entertaining customers. I chose to have the dinner reception style. Upon entering the room, I noticed I made a mistake in how I wanted the seating. Rudy, the Manager, had...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews before going and was really excited. Waited for our group at the bar and the bartender recommended a delicious cocktail. Service was strong for our large table. Ordered the beef tenderloin and warm spinach salad based on reviews here, both were okay,...More

Thank Marionfive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to try for the first time during restaurant week. Meal came with three courses for $35 great deal for this caliber restaurant. We each had something different for every course and they were all executed perfectly. You can't go wrong with...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An intimate settling on River Walk in the quieter section on the south end. Fabulous food-we went during restaurant week and enjoyed the deal and the wine pairing. The beef tenderloin was fork tender, the salad was delicious with an interesting combo of white chocolate....More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a company dinner, they service was great and we had a great time. The waiter raved about the lamb chops. Say no more I will take that (I am a sucker for lamb chops). They threw out the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef...More

Thank demitrica83
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Melanie Ann D
1 February 2017|
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Response from dkmkakektk | Reviewed this property |
Call ahead and speak with owner/chef. He is Bruce Auden and is a good hearted man as well as excellent chef
Adam C
30 November 2016|
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Response from Biga o | Property representative |
We always have a special children's menu available and will try to accommodate you in a quiet corner
rubby A
7 May 2016|
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Response from Curt G | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they do, but I just reviewed Biga. I don't work there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
    (Market St.)
  • Public Transportation: Biga is located in the center of downtown San Antonio. Though we are walking distance from most downtown hotels, we are also conveniently located for any who wish to use the city's public transportation.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-225-0722
Overlooking a quiet bend of the San Antonio Riverwalk, but within walking distance of all Downtown hotels and the Convention Center, Biga on the Banks highlights the daily changing menu of Chef Bruce Auden, the most frequently James Beard nominated Chef in San Antonio. Menu features seafood, steaks, lamb and wildgame with a preference for local and sustainable product, but do leave room for the Sticky Toffee Pudding.With high Zagat ratings Biga is an ideal venue for a romantic dinner for 2 or has impressive private dining rooms to entertain clients.
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