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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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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group (8) enjoyed a great business dinner with a key customer while in San Antonio for a conference. The staff at Biga was excellent in every way from adjusting our original reservation time & number to recommending some great wines to providing outstanding service...More

Thank lsuwin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal and visit on every level. Good was 4 stars service was too.woud defiantly go back . Sat at bar so no reservation needed

Thank louis D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I made a dinner reservation for my boyfriend’s 40th, I didn’t realize how wonderful he would be treated. Turns out Biga makes special occasions even more special. They seated us at a private corner table overlooking the water and did everything they could to...More

Thank Linamary69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Biga is a great place for exceptionally prepared unique food. They also have excellent wine pairings for all their primary entries.

Thank Drew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years my family has come to rely on me when we travel to pick nice and unique restaurants and this Thanksgiving was no exception. Did some research online and decided on Biga on the Banks.....hit it out of the park!! It was by...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Soup to Nuts, this was an outstanding fine dining experience. Server Chris was outstanding at recommendations--Habanero jerk scallops on cheesy grits and pineapple rum chutney; House apple-smoked salmon nachos with chipotle cream cheese, escabèche vegetables and the artisan cheese plate were all excellent. Entrees...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service at Biga on the Banks was great. Excellent prime rib and turkey at their buffet. We sat on the patio with a beautiful view of the river.

Thank roxie52017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden above the banks, this is an elegant and comfortable place to dine. I particularly recommend the bouillabaisse that was better than the one I had in Marseille a few months earlier! The lamb was excellent, tender, juicy, perfectly cooked. Finally, you absolutely have to...More

Thank couetill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been a couple of years since I last at at Biga and I can say it will not be that long before I return. I had forgotten that the menu was so heavily game oriented but it did have one fish offering as...More

Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice evening out with my daughters. Delicious food from the salmon nachos starter to the venison and quail and the rack of lamb. Ended the night with a soufflé.

Thank hrs314
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to dine at Biga on the Banks. We are so pleased that you and your daughters had a lovely meal while joining us. We hope to serve you again soon!

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Questions & Answers
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, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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