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Biga on the Banks

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203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714 (Market St.)
+1 210-225-0722
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Princeton, KY
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended a private dinner here with about 20+ work colleagues. It was hosted by a vendor while we were at a conference. We dined in a private room and a had cocktail reception on the banks of the river prior to dinner. Appetizers and drinks were phenomenal! Some of our choices were vodka shrimp shooters, venison and bison spring... More 

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Thank westkygirl
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My Boyfriend and I had the best time at this restaurant. Our server, Chris took such phenomenal care of us. He was tentative and made our 2 year anniversary perfect with a special dessert which was fantastic. I love how they offer half portions on weekend and will definitely be back!!

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Thank awestermann
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

We are so glad you were able to celebrate your 2 year anniversary with us at Biga On The Banks! We love having our customers dine with us for special occasions, and we strive to make every dinner a special night out. Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback on your experience, and we hope to have you... More 

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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a fine dining restaurant and we show good critics and tried out, but did not enjoy the menu which looked very promising but wasn't tasty. The service and atmosphere is great and we felt reassured to know that is owned by a team of chefs. Again I confirm the service is amazing. But the main dishes... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Top to bottom this was a great experience. Clients joined me for dinner and we couldn't have been treated better.

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Thank Presto34
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Biga On The Banks for your client dinner, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy you had such a positive experience, and were treated so well by our kind, attentive staff. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon! More 

Greensboro, Georgia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taking customers out along the Riverwalk for dinner when we came upon the closed hate due to a performance in the little amphitheater. We turned around and headed in the opposite direction and noticed this restaurant with the interesting name. I will have to say it may be the best restaurant in San Antonio. The food was unique. For example... More 

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Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We love how our restaurant offers an elegant atmosphere on the San Antonio River Walk, and we are so happy you stumbled across us. We strive to offer unique, new American cuisine, and we are very happy you came to enjoy it! We look forward to having you dine with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me an my family enjoyed this restaurant very much. The service is fantastic! The food presentation is beautiful and tasty. Sadly I could only take a picture of the desert.

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Pollock, Louisiana
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our table had oysters, duck, and scallops for appetiziers. A fresh salad was served first. (beet or iceberg wedge) Then for dinner we had ahi tuna, salmon, and steak. All was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Next time we would probably not order the duck since that was our least favorite. We had 3 waiters for 6 people. Never had... More 

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Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for making Biga On The Banks a stop on your visit to San Antonio and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you had such a nice dining experience with us, and had the opportunity to sample many of our delicious dishes. We can’t wait to see you on your next visit! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner here on a Fri. night. Called and got a reservation easily. Service was excellent as was the food. They offered half portions which I really liked. We started with an appetizer of the Habenero jerk scallops. Not too hot! I had the pecan crusted salmon and we split the Grand Marnier souffle for dessert. It's pricey but worth the... More 

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Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you had a positive dining experience with us on Friday night, and enjoyed some of our signature dishes. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our table had the seafood bouillabaisse, duck, ahi tuna and the steak with various sides. Everyone loved their meal other then the duck which the person found salty. I wouldn't complain about the food though. I had steak and it was cooked to perfection. For what you pay, the service wa snot up to par. Our server was sloppy, seemed... More 

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

Great place for a romantic dinner for two or a group of any size. Food is excellent, interesting and comforting at the same time.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
    (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
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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