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Biga on the Banks

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203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714 (Market St.)
+1 210-225-0722
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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365 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had scoped out Biga prior to arriving and made a reservation prior. Big did not disappoint. It is located in the International Center which is a bit of a walk from the central Riverwalk area. It was well worth it. The seared tuna I had may have been the best I ever had. The beef tenderloin my wife enjoyed... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time we have eaten at Biga's, it has been a Five Star experience. A few days before Thanksgiving, we celebrated our 55th Anniversary. It was an evening of great food, wonderful beverages and fantastic service by everyone from Chef Auden and all of the staff. It was an exceptional experience deserving Six Stars. The next time we are in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My party of four adults from Houston, on holiday in San Antonio, went to Biga on the Banks for Thanksgiving dinner. We chose this restaurant based on reviews on the internet. We were disappointed. There was plenty to choose from if you go for quantity only. There was an entire room of starters – salads of many kinds, anti-pasta, cold... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in town for a boot camp graduation. We've never eaten thanksgiving out.. Server was very nice. We were disappointed in the buffet. There were several items that were gone & not replace yet. The turkey was undercooked very pink in the middle & skin was not crisp. Went to get mashed potatoes they were out & did not... More 

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Berkeley, California
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498 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here for a business dinner. THey make decent drinks but the food is just okay. Maybe it was a mistake to order the chicken at a steakhouse but I hoped against hope it would be good; alas a bit dry and not particularly flavorful. Chicken fried oysters tasted mostly liked fried anything, not sure why it had to be... More 

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San Rafael, California, United States
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The whole evening celebrating our anniversary with our family was made extra special by the staff, first class service, but not outdone by the food and beverages.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in SA and had to say I will absolutely come again . The restaurants ambience plus the river walk lights made it even more romantic! The service from the hosts to the servers was great ! Definitely recommend!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a chance to dine at Biga without a reservation and were luck to have dinner from a chef with 7James Beard nominations as the best chef in the Southwest US. High compliments to the chef from so many. We began by sharing a great cobb salad and then four starters. The best of the starters was the merguez... More 

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Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing this experience with and for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed our chef's creations, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to Biga on Banks occured on Thanksgiving Day. We had a 7pm seating but realised due to the holiday the facility closes at 9pm. They offered buffet style menu that included approx 30 items which offered an array of options. Due to our arrival time the food choices had dwendled and some things were cold. I must... More 

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Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Thanksgiving experience with us, and we are so grateful you chose to spend the holiday at Biga. Thanksgiving was such a success and we are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by here for a small, early dinner while at the River Walk. It was nice outside, so I sat out on their patio. The waiter was very helpful. For drinks, he asked what I liked and made cocktail suggestions. Both drinks he suggested were great! For my meal, I went with a half portion of the fois gras.... More 

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Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing this experience with us! We are so glad the staff were able to recommend a delicious drink for you, and that you enjoyed the dishes you ordered. We hope to see you on the patio again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?