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Biga on the Banks

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Mon, 9/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$41 - $80
CUISINES
American, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

STARTERS‎
12.00
House Apple-Smoked Salmon Nachos (5)
Chipotle cream cheese, escabeche vegetables
16.00
Chicken-Fried Oysters (5)
Squid ink linguini, swiss chard, pancetta, whole grain mustard hollandaise
13.00
Garlic Spicy Lamb Merguez Sausage and Texas Shrimp
Hummus, charmula and preserved lemons
17.00
Sizzling Expensive Mushrooms
Sauteed with red onion, garlic and savory herbs, grilled bread
17.00
Habanero Jerk Scallops
Cheesy grits, pineapple rum chutney
13.00
Pork Pot Stickers (4)
Scallions, hot chili orange oil, red currant sauce
Full 24.00
Half 14.00
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
French toast, apricot cranberry chutney, cider duck jus
14.00
Bibb and Radicchio Game Packets (3)
Asian chili sauces
1 cheese 6.00
2 cheeses 12.00
3 cheeses 18.00
Selection of Artisan Cheese
Leonora, rogue river Smokey blue, mahon curado with honeycomb, marcona almonds, walnut date cake and quince paste
89.00
Farm Raised American Transmontanous Caviar
1 oz service
SOUP | SALADS‎
10.00
Yellow Lentil Curry Soup
With lemon yogurt
11.00
Baby Iceberg Lettuce
Apple-smoked bacon, pickled onions, cucumbers, blue crumbles, tomatoes, blue cheese dressing
10.00
Orange Salad
Hydroponic greens, lardons, Rebecca creek goat cheese, avocado, walnut vinaigrette
13.00
Grilled quail +4.00
Warm Spinach
Brie, apple smoked bacon, trumpet royal mushrooms, spiced pecans, gaufrettes, tart apples, sherry garlic vinaigrette
11.00
4 chicken fried oysters +6.00
Romaine Hearts
Red pepper caesar dressing, little croutons, parmesan tuile
10.00
3 tempura shrimp +7.00
Vegetable Strips
Crunchies, shiitakes, asian inspired sesame ginger dressing
SPRING FARE‎
3 course 37
4 course 45
Yellow Lentil Curry Soup
With lemon yogurt
Vegetable Strips
Crunchies, shiitakes, asian inspired sesame ginger dressing
Seared Mahi Mahi
Chive mashers, asparagus salad, honey thyme vinaigrette
Seared Beef Tips
Corn pudding, crispy plantain, poblano chimichurri, guajillo demi glaze
Capirotada
With vanilla bean ice cream, rum sauce
Bailey's Crème Brûlée,
Chocolate caramel sandwich cookie, oranges
MAIN COURSE‎
43.00
Grilled Ahi Tuna
Served‎ rare, brothy black beans, pico de gallo, cilantro, chayote squash tomatillo slaw
36.00
Pan Seared Mahi Mahi
Chive mashers, asparagus crab salad, honey thyme vinaigrette
38.00
Seared Wild California King Salmon
Basmati rice pilaf with yellow wax beans, watercress, citrus beurre blanc
29.00
Hunan Barbeque Mahi Mahi
Young greens, chilled spring vegetables, crispy noodle net, lemon grass vinaigrette
39.00
Grilled 8 Oz Beef Tenderloin
Corn‎ pudding, crispy plantain, poblano chimichurri, guajillo demi glaze
43.00
Griddled 13Oz. Ribeye
Garlic mashers, green beans, shiner bock onion rings, burgundy demi glaze
65.00
Foie gras +8.00
Dry “35 Day” Aged 10 Oz New York Strip
Mashers, asparagus, burgundy demi glaze
43.00
11-Spiced Texas Axis Venison and Grilled Bandera Quail
Goat cheese tart, chestnuts, Brussels sprouts, apricot, sultana cinnamon chutney, juniper sauce
35.00
Duck egg +4.00
Seared Duck Breast and Confit Leg
White bean puree, roasted acorn squash, swiss chard, pinot noir sauce
22.00
Smoked Roasted 1/2 Organic Tecumseh Chicken
Potato gratin, grilled asparagus, natural pan jus
TONIGHT'S SOUFFLE‎
14.00
Grand Marnier Soufflé
Orange anglaise
SIDES‎
9.00
Asparagus and Trumpet Mushroom Saute
7.00
Charred and Roasted Brussels Sprouts
7.00
Baked Cauliflower and Cheese
7.00
Snap Peas, Shiitake and Garlic
7.00
Wilted Spinach
6.00
Truffled Cheesy Grits
7.00
Israeli Couscous, Creamy Bacon Sauce, Truffle Oil
6.00
Corn Pudding
5.00
Pomme Frites
4.00
Duck Egg
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Disregard the stupid negative reviews. I have been twice. Both times our waiters were excellent. Above all, the food was superb. Today was halibut over a bed of shredded Brussels sprouts and some type of grain. Couscous? Fingerling potatoes. Fois gras. Sticky toffee pudding. Nobody...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My guest was not impressed with the dated decor which I had not noticed but after she mentioned this it is getting very dated. The food and drinks were very good and the service was great. I was a little surprised when he brought us...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with high expectations as the reviews are good and our hotel concierge was highly positive. We were given a window table - nice. The exec chef came and had a chat and introduced himself - nice. Two positives. We ordered. Appetisers and entrees....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank alanc949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mostly, I have found the river walk restaurants to be over priced and not offering SA's finest food. Biga on the Banks is the exception to that rule. Fine atmosphere, fine food, served by staff that smartly describe the menu.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday night with reservations. Started with the quail.. Great! Mahi for main course.. Superb.. Sticky toffee for dessert.. OMG.. Pricy but worth it.. Great service.. Good wine selection.. Don't miss it.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank tennisitis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be either the top restaurant in San Antonio or one of the best 2 or 3. The service was top notch and the food was equally impressive.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Ramon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were set on trying the Restaurant Week menu and Biga had a well balanced one to choose from its menu. Four of us tried a little of all. Shrimp and Quail appetizers top of our list. Lamb and hanger steak best main and sticky...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 24hrtrippers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived with a reservation. Not needed tho as the place was near empty. Our server was boring. BO-O-O-RING. Eager to tell us about her move to New Zealand. The meal was under-whelming. Started with cocktails. Server stated they had blue cheese olives. Failed to...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here last night on our final evening in San Antonio. The only thing I can say is that it was excellent from start to finish. We also had the wine pairings and again the choices were excellent. It was an...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank S3777RKsuer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

August is Culinary month and lucky for us we landed in San Antonio in August! Dinner? a 3 course meal for $35 (shhhh....steal of a deal but don't tell the Chef). My 3 course consisted of a Quail Appetizer, Rack of Lamb with cheesy grits,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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travellinjenna
February 17, 2019|
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Response from Alabamatripcreator | Reviewed this property |
I was there first of Feb on a Friday night and they had a fixed price menu. We did order from it, but you don't have to do so. You can order from regular menu.
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bobmG7878VP
February 7, 2019|
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Response from tomvstheworld | Reviewed this property |
Unknown - I was very pleased with the selection however.
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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.
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