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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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Rochester, New York
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Based on the reviews I saw I was expecting a great dinner with an atmosphere to match. I was definitely underwhelmed by the food and the atmosphere. Maybe the area we had for the group is not indicative of the whole restaurant but I felt like I was in an old hotel conference room. Nothing elegant about it at all.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even after all these years, Biga on the Banks continues to be our favorite in San Antonio. Pricey, but great value for the always fantastic food and service. Perfect for special occasions. Lovely location on the Riverwalk in the City's former Main Library and, now, the International Center. Can't go wrong with any of the dishes but the beef tenderloin... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is beautiful and elegant. Much higher end than I expected. But it was very good. Great food, great bar area and right on the (quieter side of the) Riverwalk. There is both inside and outside seating.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While the meal was absolutely amazing and just popping with flavor, the drinks were also very interesting and yummy. Service and atmosphere top notch. If you are a foody, then this is a must do.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard Biga On The Banks was one of the finer restaurants in San Antonio so I chose it for the place to have our NYE Dinner. It was a fixed price of $65 per which included a 4 course dinner. Since it was a beautiful night out, we opted to have our meal by the Riverwalk in the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Joe! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the NYE Dinner at Biga. We wish you a prosperous 2017 and hope to serve you again soon! More 

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Great Wine List. Great Service. We had the froie gras and lamb chops. Both were 5 star. It is expensive but the experience was worth it. Stay away from restaurants on the Riverwalk.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to enter the bldg. from St Mary's street (we got off river walk and had to circumvent entire building..) and the restaurant is immediately on the left. New facility which makes it even nicer... we sat out on the deck overlooking the river walk. The food was GREAT.. we started with scallops with habanero/pineapple sauce/chutney. We both had... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been returning to this San Antonio classic for years and never had a bad meal. On the contrary, the food selection is imaginative, changes frequently, and the preparation and presentation are superb. In addition, service has always been prompt, polite yet friendly, and most importantly, proactive. On this occasion we started with Grilled Ahi Tuna, served with Beet Garlic... More 

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit here and we just happened upon it as we were trying to find something still open at almost 10pm. The restaurant is modernly decorated. The bar list is extensive. I had the lamb chops and they were perfectly prepared. The waitress was friendly and helpful as the lamb chops were from her suggestion. It was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner at Biga has been one of the highlights of our holiday trip to San Antonio. Certainly there is much that is still 5 star excellent: service is caring and knowledgeable, the menu is intriguing, and we very much like that entrees can be ordered in half portions. Our appetizer and salad were delicious. The main courses, though disappointed. My... 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
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, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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