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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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended a dinner for business associates at Biga. The service staff is excellent and flexible as our party grew throughout the evening and they were not ruffled or agitated. Appetizers were varied and unique such as the lamb corn. Some appetizers were easy to share others, not so much! Menu had limited food selection based on what was fresh... More 

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

San Antonio has some of the best restaurants anywhere but Biga is in a category of its own. Love the view. Love the intimate setting. Absolutely love the food! Our favorite restaurant when we're there! Just awesome!

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

Thank you for the great review! We hope to serve you again soon. More 

Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met another couple at Biga last night because they had told us so many good things about it. This is not an inexpensive dinner, but the tastes are outstanding. The waiter was lovely, explaining how the flavors blended in particular dishes and advising us on which bite to take first - and doing it remarkably unobtrusively. We had a... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the service was excellent. The food was good. I tried the signature venison and quail dish. The venison was the hero here. Excellent. The quail was a bit dry to be honest. But then that's not uncommon. We enjoyed our meal and it was definitely a nicer place than most of the Riverwalk restaurants. Probably as good as you... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are on our first vacation away from our baby, so we wanted an extra special night out. Our experience at Biga on the Banks was just that! Everything we ate was amazing! We had the duck and lamb and both were cooked perfectly and were delicious. Our server, Chris, was so friendly and helpful - made... More 

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

We're so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your special meal at Biga on the Banks. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We'll be sure your kind words are passed along to Chris and we hope to serve you again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful dinner at Biga, overseen by waiter Rob C. He helped us order drinks and dinner with expertise and willingness to make recommendations. Quail was exceptional. Lobster bisque was uniquely light. Toffee pudding was outstanding. Great experience all around.

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Thank thereareplaces
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

As USA TODAY's First Road Warrior of the Year, I travel a lot. Last week, my sister drove through San Antonio and my husband and I drove down from Austin to see my sister and have dinner. As I always do, I checked TripAdvisor and found Biga on the Banks to be very highly rated. I also thought that I... More 

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

We're so happy to hear that you stumbled upon our TripAdvisor page and decided to dine at Biga during your trip! Thank you for coming in and taking the time to share your experience. We're glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meals, it sounds like you had some delicious options! We hope to serve you again... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our daughter's birthday at Biga, and we had a wonderful time. The food was excellent--my husband enjoyed his lamb, my daughter loved her snapper, and my rib-eye was the best I've ever had (better than Bohanan's!). Definitely try the pineapple sorbet--yummy. Our server made our dinner a memorable experience, from helping me choose a glass of chardonnay to... 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 out of your day to review us. We are so pleased to hear that you not only chose to celebrate your daughter's birthday at Biga on the Banks, but that you had a fantastic celebration! We aim to provide our guests with 5 star food and service on every visit, and we... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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396 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had red fish with a spinach pecan salad and both were expertly done. Others in my group had steak and it looked excellent. We were able to have a more private room for a business discussion and the service was impeccable and the house wine was good enough. Expect to spend about $100 per person if you have drinks.

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Stateline, Nevada
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435 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice little cubby hole of a table overlooking the river. Service was very attentive by an experience waiter. We ordered the duck and lamb. Both were large portions and both cooked wonderfully and had great flavors. Had the iceberg and romaine salads which had good flavors. Wines were reasonably priced Overall very good and if back in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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