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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 #5 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
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you haven't tried this restaurant, go ahead and give yourself a treat. You will enjoy the whole experience.

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San Antonio, TX
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had not been here in years, and decided with friends we should renew our acquaintance. Very poor service. Very long wait for drinks, certain orders forgotten. Certain orders wrong. What had to be a half size order was declared a full size order. Things didn't come out together for the table ( salads with salads, etc). Water glasses not... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Wow! The food, the service, the wine .. venison and quail out of this world! Great appetizers, huge wine selection, attentive staff .. would go back.

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Richardson, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Try the red snapper! Awesome wine selections, yummy desserts! Romatinc setting on the Riverwalk, very modern, excellent wait staff.

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Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We decided on this restaurant as the menu had the types of flavours my husband loves. If you decide to come here, it is a restaurant that folks love to dress up to go to. The menu has variety of delicious flavours and I really appreciated the chef's palette. The menu also offers half portions which is wonderful as you... More

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Davis, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had dinner here while doing a training at a hotel near by. I had two small dishes: brussels sprouts, and a salad with tangerines walnuts and blue cheese. Even though there is a lot of meat on the menu, they had a lot of vegetarian options, and the server told me they make everything to order and can accommodate... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We went for our 12th anniversary, staff and food were Superb. Gave us complimentary champagne to celebrate. Guaranteed that if food wasn't good, we could exchange for another dish. Herb crusted salmon was. Excellent along with a blackberry martini. Will come back again soon. Travelled here from Chicao.

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Service was so attentive that we almost felt undeserving, but it wasn't obsequious. The food is always fresh and mostly locally sourced. Our dinner was excellent, although my snapper arrived oversalted in its first iteration. Overall, though, a really nice experience.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Was invited for a business dinner and wow what a delicious, tender juicy steak. I can't wait to go back. Staff was excellent and friendly. If you live steak you need to try it.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I were able to make an early dinner reservation and never felt rushed through our entire experience. The waiter was knowledgable about the meanie and he was attentive without being intrusive. The recommendations and entree descriptions were spot on. The food was perfectly prepared. The scallops were perfect and my venison and quail were just the right... 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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