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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: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view
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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  • 185
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Everything was delicious!

The food at Biga was wonderful. It was pricey but very delicious. I had the salmon nachos which consisted of about 5 chips well topped, the red snapper and the toffee cake. The red snapper just melted in my mouth. YUM!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
myW0r1d
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food at Biga was wonderful. It was pricey but very delicious. I had the salmon nachos which consisted of about 5 chips well topped, the red snapper and the toffee cake. The red snapper just melted in my mouth. YUM!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing meal, incredible service. Food was the best I have had in San Antonio. Beautiful view. Will definitely go back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I give one dot less because of the prices but the food has good quality, the location is high level, service is fast and very kind (the staff would be worthy of an additional dot). Of course in Italy it would be another story. Rich list of wines, I am not expert of US wines but it seemed to me... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From drinks to service, an awesome menu and award winning chef, Biga has it all! It stays busy and it helps to have a reservation. Top notch if you ask me!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent ambiance, excellent service, but a bit loud - great for a business or friends dinner. There's a very good wine list, amazing desserts, and very friendly staff.

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Thank Nosaint
San Antonio, TX
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to Biga on the Banks for Restaurant Week special dinner menu: shrimp bisque, seared sea scallops on a bed of risotto, and blood orange cheesecake. All were excellent! From our window table overlooking the San Antonio River, we could see the tourist barges floating by. Service was excellent and quick, but unhurried. Personable and knowledgeable waiter. Overall another... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we found another great restaurant. The food and the service both were just great. Love the atmosphere. We were only in San Antonia for 3 days and the hotel suggested this restaurant and thy were right. If in San Antonia put this on your dining experience.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another couple selected Biga's for a holiday get-together. The entire menu is way overpriced. Some of the entrees were not particularly good or cooked to requested doneness. Some of the appetizers apparently got lost and finally arrived cold. The place was so noisy we had a difficult time carrying on a conversation across the table. The server was (Tucker) was... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined at Biga on the Banks on New Years Eve. The quality of both the service and the food was excellent.

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Thank Joe P
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and his girlfriend took her mother and myself to Mother's Day Brunch. The food was fresh and abundant. It was a wonderful meal.

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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 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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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