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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.
On our Sunday evening outing, all was very well prepared, interesting plates, complimentary sauces and sides for main plates.
The service was courteous, friendly and professional.
This eatery continues to maintain its high standards. Cheers
I had reservations for dinner. Not too busy when I walked in, but filled up as I dined. CDC pandemic guidelines adhered to. I got the smaller portion of venison and quail, with goat cheese tart, Brussels, chutney, chestnuts, juniper sauce. Most delicious. Professional service.
We reserved for 7 pm and we’re there a bit early. They had a table and sat us right away. Chris was an amazing server and took the time to ensure our night was amazing! We loved the food, and the experience!
My wife is allergic to soy and dairy and the restaurant was very accommodating. The waiter new from the beginning because we called ahead and explained what was in each dish so that we were comfortable eating the food. It made for a wonderful experience...and dinner. Thank you.More
We chose Biga on the Banks for my birthday dinner because we've been before, and we were as pleased as ever. The restaurant is quiet and romantic, situated above the river and away from the crowds. The wine list is extensive and the variety of...menu items ensures everyone will find a favorite. My husband enjoyed a mussels appetizer, and I had a lucious salad. Our entrees were perfectly prepared; I loved the large helping of Denver beef. Service was steady and unobtrusive. Our meal ended with a festive birthday dessert. Thanks for a lovely dinner!More
My wife and I dined at Biga (pronounced Bee-ga) on the Banks on our last night in San Antonio. We thought it might be our dining highlight of the trip (thanks to a #3 ranking on Trip Advisor). We were absolutely not disappointed!
Our question...now is, “why only #3?”
Their James Beard awarded chef is amazing.
We had the Quail and Venison dish which were both cooked to perfection. Then there was the Australian lamb on a bed of creamy grits and a reduction sauce. I think after tasting the lamb and reduction that I had an out-of-body experience. Wow!
The cocktails are mostly their own signature and they were fantastic! They are not afraid to actually put alcohol in the drinks (always a plus).
Then there was the fantastic service. The wait staff’s timing was perfection. I noticed the perfect timing and I jokingly said to my wife to “watch this.” I pushed my newly emptied plate to the side of the table and “zing”, there was a wait staff who pops out of the door onto the balcony where we were dining. He took the empty plate.
Then there was our waiter Tucker. It is great to be served by someone who appreciates and knows Biga’s dishes inside out. Tucker had a great sense of humor and we absolutely enjoyed super service from Tucker and a fantastic experience.
Don’t hesitate to enjoy Biga.
Biga is better!More
Made a reservation and they were nice enough to get us seated at the last available table outside. Nice first table in the corner area of their patio. The setting is very nice.
Our server was knowledgeable and quite comfortable recommending us dishes and answering...our questions.
Starters and main courses were all done very nicely except my lamb was served closer to 'well done' than the medium rare I had requested. Didn't want to send it back and have my wife eat her dinner alone. For the type of restaurant this is, this is quite the amateur mistake to send out lamb overcooked.
Wine and cider recommendations were spot on and I finished off with their Peanut Butter washed Bourbon cocktail, a little odd sounding but it was quite smooth and nice.