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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
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the banks of the San Antonio riverbank, you will find this amazing place Best wait staff and the food delicious

Thank michael c
Graham, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We called last minute for a reservation for the chefs tasting menu. Everyone was very accommodating and made our night special. Each course was to die for and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wines. Thanks for a very memorable evening!!!!!

Thank Beverly S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a go to spot if we have anything in downtown with friends visiting . Great food & service every time

Thank skgcdl
Flagstaff, Arizona
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280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a large business dinner here (65 people) and the restaurant pulled it off flawlessly! Plenty of staff so no one had to wait for their salad while others were finishing entrees. Beautiful presentation, tasty flavor combinations (rosemary chicken and halibut with vegetables and potatoes). Great choice for our group!

Thank CleopatraBunny
St Charles, MO
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on a Thursday evening at about 8pm. The restaurant was near capacity with the exception of the patio. Our server, Tucker, was one of the best we've encountered. His suggestion for wine spot on. My wife had the lamb and I had a ribeye. Both were cooked to perfection. Our 2 hours here were some of... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here our first night in San Antonio. Wonderful cocktails, wine, and entrees. Menu is small, but seasonal and high quality. We will be back!

Thank WandaTX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place to,gave. An anniversary dinner, Service was great. Food was,it standing . Top rate food. We had the smoked appterizer, the tease was out of this world good. Great time,,

Thank Bernadette B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a truly outstanding experience! Many of the entrees on the menu can be ordered in 1/2 size portions, which we took advantage of to enjoy an appetizer. Everything was fabulously prepared, and the wine list (and recommendations) were fantastic. The wait staff was friendly, helpful, and appropriately attentive while giving our party enough space to enjoy our conversations.... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent New Years Eve at this restaurant and, whilst we thoroughly enjoyed the meal, it lacked that certain something to make it a great night. Our waiter was very experienced and he told us more than once that he had been with the restaurant ever since it had opened. It seemed that the meal was more about him than... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this restaurant. A James Beard Chef (trust me they tell you at least three times) and wonderful reviews. We were seated at a very nice table but the place was so busy on a Saturday and so loud that it was hard to remember that this was a fine dining experience. It was our Anniversary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?