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Biga on the Banks

203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
+1 210-225-0722
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Biga is a San Antonio icon, my wife and I have been going there since we started dating 21 years ago at the ripe young age of 17! Now 21 years later, we continued to be wowed by the dining experience.. Last night I had...More

Thank Marcus R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A good friend took me to Biga on a recent visit to San Antonio. The food was solid as well as the presentation. We did the four course fixed price menu for restaurant week, so perhaps the regular menu is superior. The food was very...More

Thank jeromeo302
Reviewed 3 days ago

First let me say it was a Sunday during restaurant week. However, the evening my husband and I dined at Biga two years ago might have been the best dining experience of our lives. Everything was extraordinary. Last year we dined with a friend and...More

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated my parents anniversary here with a small group of family. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and concluded, if we could eat here every week we would!! The fine details and presentation were amazing, all of our food was cooked to perfection. Our...More

Thank Christina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greeted at the entry and promptly seated at our table. English was our server and did a great job. Friendly and professional. Treated our 9 year old son with special attention. They had a Children's menu which was a surprise to me. The food was...More

Thank OSUDavid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Nilgai and quail. Nilgai is a great meat, but at Biga it was tough as a boot and expensive. Taste was also very bland. So much for 11 seasonings as the menu said.

Thank Drshunter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went there for dinner on July 27. This is the best from the food to the service. Gabriel, our waiter, was friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. My wife started with the lobster bisque and I started with the foie...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We asked for a private room for a party of 8 and were given the red carpet treatment. 1) The menu changes daily so we experimented with appetizers and didn’t have any that weren’t stellar. 2) Service elwas prompt and attentive. Not in the way....More

Thank ronRunz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no idea what we were about to experience when we walked into Biga on The Banks while in San Antonio for a conference. We were tired of the steak houses and Mexican food so we were looking for something that sounded different. What...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is amazing. Staff extremely attentive. View great too! Take friends and family, it's a good choice.

Thank dleewilkins
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sarah h
July 28, 2018|
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Response from wineanddine32 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can wear shorts. I wore dress shorts and a button down short sleeve shirt and fit in.
July 27, 2018|
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Response from karinaroman32 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a patio area that overlooks the river along the riverwalk. It may not be so pleasant during the summer though, unless it's at night like after 8 pm.
John L
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Liz B | Reviewed this property |
Yes the bar is fabulous and very large! Great service too at the bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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