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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Consistently delicious.

I have been here several times. We usually get the Chefs menu. I have never been disappointed, and I will definitely be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Nancy V
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times. We usually get the Chefs menu. I have never been disappointed, and I will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was an incredible restaurant with the most spectacular service! We had Chris as our server, and he did a phenomenal job! He was extremely informative about the chef's specialties and gave us great recommendations! If you enjoy duck, the dish I had at Biga's was the best I have ever had. We went for our anniversary and Chris surprised... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I had a perfect anniversary dinner here on a Saturday night. No wait for a table on the patio (we had it to ourselves! how romantic!). Food was excellent, as expected. What really blew us away was our friendly and attentive server, Gabriel. He made us laugh and really took care of us. He deserves full credit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went there as a large business group, at first the service was amazing. Our server was very attentive and informative. We ordered our drinks, appetizers, and food. Our appetizers arrived in a timely manner and they were delicious. This is when our server basically stopped coming, we had to wave him down to get a second round of drinks.... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went to Biga on our last night in San Antonio. We were on a trip to celebrate our 20th anniversary, and the staff helped in a few really nice ways. Our waiter, Chris S., welcomed us with a champagne toast, and they did a special preparation of their signature dessert, Sticky Toffee Pudding (which was delicious). Chris went out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Biga on the Banks is a wonderful restaurant. It is right on the Riverwalk, which is beautiful. From the Riverwalk entry you come in the building and immediately turn left to enter the restaurant. Upon entry we were greeted by hosts and escorted to a private table for 6. Our waiter could not have been better. He catered to our... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pretty awesome food and creative food. Had the oysters....Great. It was a short walk from our B and B hotel and this is on the River Walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Eleven-Spice Venison with Quail Breast was the best venison I have ever tasted. Tender and moist with complex flavor, served with tiny grilled Brussels sprouts, a Demi-glacé and a wedge of goat cheese tart that was unbelievably creamy and satisfying yet light as a cloud. One of my associates had a "Sticky Pudding" for dessert and let me taste... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a lovely romantic dinner in a relaxed casual environment. The service was amazing, wine list superb, and the food...perfection!! We will definitely return to see what the ever changing menu has to offer.

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Alamo Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Expensive, but probably my favorite fine dining in downtown SA. Nice location, good staff. Very strong wine selection and terrific food with plenty of variety. Rotating menu choices can veer a little trendy, but that stuff's fun now and then. I usually get seafood. I have, on several occasions, seen famous foodie and oenophile Spurs Coach G. Popovich dining here,... More 

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Additional Information about Biga on the Banks

Address: 203 South Saint Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-225-0722
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 41 to 80
Cuisine: American, International

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Scenic view

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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