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Biga on the Banks

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203 South Saint Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78205 (Market St.)
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.
+1 210-225-0722
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Overlooking a quiet bend of the San Antonio Riverwalk, but within walking...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great service and great surroundings!

From start to finish this whole dining experience was superb. Great restaurant on the Riverwalk, we originally had a table outside but moved inside because of the heat. Service was efficient and friendly the whole way through and everything we ate over 3 courses was delicious. Fine dining, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

From start to finish this whole dining experience was superb. Great restaurant on the Riverwalk, we originally had a table outside but moved inside because of the heat. Service was efficient and friendly the whole way through and everything we ate over 3 courses was delicious. Fine dining, but with good portions and although it was only a Wednesday evening... More 

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Redwood City, California
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place has high reviews for a reason: the food is unbelievable, and I have never had better service in my life. My boyfriend and I came here during San Antonio's Restaurant Week and were just blown away by the knowledge and hospitality of the wait staff and the creativity of the chef. I've had some sub-par Restaurant Week experiences... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We dined inside due to the July heat, at a window looking out on the river. We immediately were greeted, served water and bread and our server introduced himself and the other members of his team. We couldn't decide on what to eat so we decided to taste multiple options! The fois gras was amazing, great portion size! We also... More 

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Located on the river walk, this restaurant serves food in the most beautiful presentation! Plenty of food and everything was delicious. The chicken with vegetables was wonderful. Great service and ambiance. Definitely will return !

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A special occasion go-to for our family! Surely a wonderful place any day of the year, we particularly enjoy their special occasion brunches on Easter, Mother's Day, and Thanksgiving. You cannot go wrong at Biga. We look forward to our next visit!

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Tyler, Texas, United States
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Biga on the Banks is one of those restaurants you know would just get a Michelin Star if the France-based Michelin staff every ventured in the United States beyond New York, Chicago and California. My wife and I ate most recently at Biga on the Banks two weeks ago, and also about 10 years ago. Both times were fabulous!! And... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Everything is always wonderful at Biga! The flavors, the presentation, the wine list, the service, all of it is excellent! Can't wait to go back!

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Midland, Texas
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

As part of our planning to visit San Antonio this year, we decided to give Biga a break and made our reservations through OpenTable. We arrived a bit early for our reservations but were given the option to be seated immediately. We gladly accepted. Our waiter explained things to us about the chef and his concept of providing half portions... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

WE had a group of 12 for a dinner during our conference. The food was great and was brought out promptly. I had the tenderloin and it was prepared perfectly. My wife ate the snapper which was also very good. AS an appetizer we had a lettuce wrap that had buffalo and some other type of meat which I forget,... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our experience with "Biga on the Banks " was wonderful. The meal presentation and flavors were great. The waiter was very informative with the offerings and the dessert was special!! A must go if anyone is in San Antonio.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 South Saint Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78205
    (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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-225-0722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 to 80
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?