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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 #8 of 4,046 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Located in the less touristic area of San Antonio's Riverwalk, "Biga on the banks" offers high quality, contemporary fine-dinning. It is a perfect place to celebrate special occasions or to have dinner before / after a function at the Majestic theater.

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everything is good here. Have a fat wallet..but it is worth it! Anything with fish is very good. The Chef is full of himself but take him with a grain of salt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere great wines! Service was excellent. Can be noisy especially with a large group. Will definitely recommend.

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Grapevine, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Was treated to dinner in one of their private rooms. Amazing meal, and super friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a really busy restaurant and we turned up on their doorstep when they were busy. Usually when we get to a busy restaurant without a booking they make you feel like a burden and then debate whether they can fit you in. This restaurant dealt with it well. The reception staff debated it only for about 10 seconds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great food!! Best steak I've had in a long time. The corn stuffing was very good. Get the cheese plate before dinner, very good.

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Rochester, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of seven friends visiting San Antonio. The food was fantastic; I ordered the risotto which was excellent. Everyone in our party was pleased with their meal selection. Save room for dessert, it was also delicious. The restaurant atmosphere is modern and upscale. Our waiter was good, although not overly friendly. Definitely make reservations.

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Dallas, TX
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We ate here with a large group in a seperate room for a business dinner. We didn't order from the menu, but I had to write a review because the food and service were really good. The appetizers served before the meal were delicious. The salad and dessert was set, but we had a choice between two entrees. I chose... More

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Tyler, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Because of the rave reviews, we saved this restaurant for our last night in San Antonio--Biga mistake. The restaurant is modern and attractive. The waitress told us that we would have a superlative meal. The menu is printed each evening and features only the best of what the chef can obtain that day. I was surprised that a gourmet restaurant... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is perfect for business or personal. With a field to table approach, the menu changes daily and it won't disappoint. If you like fruit drinks, try the biga bellini. The sweet cornbread served with the meal is a dessert in itself. Amazing! The scallop appetizer and all the salads were superb. Other people I'm my party had the... More

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