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Biga on the Banks

203 South Saint Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
(210) 225-0722
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Ranked #6 of 4,104 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Market St.
Transit: 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.
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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Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I had the opportunity to take a client out to dinner last week while I was in town in San Antonio and the concierge at the Hyatt Grand strongly recommended Biga on the Banks. Well from the appetizer to the dessert everything was excellent. The service and the food were perfect. Luckily enough I was invited out the next night... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had friends visiting from out of town. They are real "foodies" and excited to go to Biga on the Banks because they had heard of it before. The staff was friendly and attentive, the wait time short. Unfortunately the music was too loud for conversation and more importantly the food was just average. A dessert that was supposed to... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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169 reviews 169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We had high hopes for this restaurant with it's high ratings and James Beard awards. While the meal was very good, it was nothing memorable or special. We entertained guests here and hoped to blow them away. I wished the food was a bit more innovative or had more complex flavor profiles.

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

If you have one night in San Antonio - go here! Attentive, knowledgeable staff; amazing food blending local Texan and Mexican influence with an Asian twist; and a perfect setting on the downtown riverside walk

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Needham, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I know why Biga won a James Beard award, it is excellent. The staff is well trained and very friendly. My favorite entree' is the Venison. This time it was served with a moist meaty quail. We brought friends who had never been to San Antonio and they were so pleased when we were seated at the Chef's Table. The... More

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Houston, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Always heard about Biga, but never dined there, our mistake. This is a very fine restaurant with well-prepared, interesting cuisine. Service was excellent and as was the wine list. Nice riverside location, though construction marred the view when we were there.

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Los Angeles
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Fantastic service,beautiful location,great wine list but the food did not live up . For instance,combining Indian spices with tuna did not enhance the tuna.Overall the food was good not great.Saviours 209 was about the same price but the food was fantastic.Their chef was in another world from Biga on the Banks.

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Halifax, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We aren't really big eaters so we shared a house salad as an appetiser, the fig and brie were divine flavour combination, we also ordered the feature steak dinner to be shared as well, they 1/2 the plates in the kitchen, the presentation was wonderful, our waiter Casey was fantastic, he was there when we needed him yet gave us... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We met our party at the restaurant. When we got there we were led to the chefs table. The best table in the restaurant. We were completely blown away by the ambiance of the restaurant and location of our table. We had a front row seat to the kitchen. One of my guests stated that it was like watching 'Top... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Thank you for the wonderfule meal and dining experience. We started with family style appetizers that included game packet lettuce wraps, smoked salmon nacho chips and a chicken fried oyster in squid ink linguini with mustard hollandaise. Entrees were an aray from bouillabaisse , beefy tenderloin, venison and quail to sockeye salmon. All were exquisite and very tasteful. The ingredients... 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: (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 - 80
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

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