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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” (74 reviews)
“souffle” (23 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM 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 yesterday

Top notch dining! Great upscale cuisine, excellent preparation, beautiful presentation, and helpful/friendly service. I had the Foie Gras, Venison & Quail, and Souffle. A nice wine along with it, and also a tasty cocktail with Rye Whiskey and bitters but cannot remember the name.

Thank Inge J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love to eat quality food. Quality food is not cheap. So if you are going to pay the price for a delicious meal, don’t you want outstanding service also? Then when in San Antonio, you will want to dine at Biga on the Bank....More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio! The food was fantastic as was the service and the outside patio seating was perfect for the weather we had. We both chose the three course Spring fare menu which offered Corn Chowder or Caesar...More

1  Thank psturge0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I find that the bulk of the restaurants on the Riverwalk are super touristy and subpar with food quality. Biga is an exception! The food is excellent & presented well. Also, great service & an extensive wine list! The atmosphere is upscale a nice change...More

Thank karalyn84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently dined here. We were in SA for 6 nights. Each night had reservations at the top restaurants in SA. This is the number one fine dining experience in SA. Thomas, our waiter, was top notch, very knowledgeable about wine. We felt doted on. We...More

1  Thank schneids24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a bit of a splurge and found Biga after a bit of wandering around the block getting confused by our phones' GPS systems. Don't give up. They only have one outdoor sign and it's not obvious. It's on the floor just...More

Thank Spence44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is definitely one of the best restaurants I have been to! Food is delicious and nicely presented. Try out the antelope dish. Great selection of wines and other alcohols. Super friendly staff!

Thank Paulina_Bali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant offering high class cuisine in a great location overlooking the Riverwalk - try and sit outside if not too hot, we were there in the spring and was delightful. Food very good, I had tuna steak and my wife had quail and antelope,...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery was great we sat outside. I had the seared mahi mahi and it was the best fish I had ever tasted! The dessert was a miss for me. Pass on the salted caramel molton cake; it was dense and flavorless. The sticky toffee...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on our last night in San Antonio. The food was spectacular – everything was prepared exquisitely and the portions were quite large. What really stood out was our waiter Chris. He anticipated every need we had and was generally a really nice...More

Thank rkellydo
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13 March 2018|
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Response from Jane L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dress up or down!
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
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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, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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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