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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 - 10:00 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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San Antonio, Texas
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Biga is consistently one of the top 5 restaurants in San Antonio and is the clear winner for restaurants on the Riverwalk. The many awards they have hanging in the entrance are well deserved. The ambiance is artsy sophisticated. The food is equally sophisticated; very flavorful, with great presentation. The wine list has something for everyone and the service is... More 

Thank Chuck R
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bigas has been one of my favorite places in San Antonio from my years traveling there for business. Now that I've retired in the area I have continued to go for special occasions. Wonderful food, esprcially chicken fried oysters, ahi tuna, souffle and many many more favorites. Service excellent and atmosphere is dressy casual, very appropriate to the river walk... More 

Thank sloanmedina
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we were seated, the waiter, Chris, welcomed and advised us to an amazing evening of excellent food and service. In conversation we mentioned that the occasion (last Thursday) was our anniversary. That opened up more wonders, including a dessert with "Happy 37th Anniversary" scripted in (what turned out to be delicious!) chocolate. It was a very special... More 

Thank Paul M
Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Onion rings were fantastic. Entrees were great. We shared two desserts. The lost star was for the Grand Marnier soufflé which was advertised as legendary by my our server. At $15 it was the only item we ordered that I would say was not worth it. Looked amazing but tasted a little eggy. Other than that everything was great, including... More 

Thank Jason_S_G_12
Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hosted a function here and dined alone. Dining - super attentive service and server knew the menu well. Scallops were delicious as was the Ahi tuna. Great selection of whiskeys. Hosted a group of 50 people. Same overall experience. Bartender (tom) was super friendly and took great care of guests. Carver and tortilla maker were great to have in room.... More 

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

Thank you for your continued patronage at Biga on the Banks and for taking the time to share with us! We are so pleased to hear that both you and your party enjoyed the experience. We hope to serve you again soon! More 

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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had made a reservation for a Saturday night at 9. We were going to be late but when we called they said no big deal just come on. I went in while my husband parked. I didn't see him for the next 30 mins! I suggest using valet parking or ask the hostess where to park. He used a garage... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Biga for your special anniversary! We are so pleased to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the meal. We hope to have you back in again soon! More 

Elkin, NC
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461 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Duck and am really picky about the quality of the duck. Has to be tender and not chewy or fatty. I also want great flavor, usually a glaze or sauce. This duck was perfect on all accounts. Service was flawless, and we sat at a table with a river view. I will come back often.

Thank John L
Hidden Village, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here while on a romantic weekend in San Antonio for our anniversary. They asked what we were celebrating and treated us like we were the only couple on earth that night. I looked around, and could see they treat everyone like that. We eat at ultra-fine restaurants about once a month, and the food here is unique and on... More 

Thank RoamingTiger
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a group event hosted by our veterinary school at a national professional conference, so of course the menu was limited and buffet-style with a carving station. Food was tasty and prepared well, but not enough in the way of vegetables that weren't potatoes. Wine selection was limited but excellent, and the specialty drink (prickly pear margarita, a San... More 

Thank Ashley B
Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a great experience at a reception catered by Biga the evening before. If you are in San Antonio, please do yourself a favor and have a meal here. Grapefruit and walnut salad, venison & quail entree, sticky toffee pudding dessert. Swoon. Fantastic wine list... You can really splurge if you want. We had a mid-price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Gluten Free Options, International
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?