We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Biga on the Banks

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714 (Market St.)
+1 210-225-0722
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

973 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 961: English reviews
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can see why this restaurant has been nominated for the James Beard award multiple times. The place serves up great local and seasonal food. It's a little bit pricey but we had the summer tasting menu and it was wonderful and executed perfectly. The wait staff was very attentive. It's a bit upscale so it can seem a bit... More 

Helpful?
Thank KGirll99
San Antonio, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous special Riverwalk venue. Beautiful setting, flawless service, perfect preparation and presentation, great wine list.

Helpful?
Thank Diane G
Lubbock, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Chef Bruce is so talented!! You need to try those world famous Game Packs... it has like 5 exotic game meats put into a lettuce wrap!! WOW delicious!! Service is beyond excellent, No One has the team of knowledgeable, respectful, sensitive servers! The old adage You Pay For What u get.. applies here...Bring your Platinum Card for Super Platinum Experience!!... More 

Helpful?
Thank clicks40
Louisiana
Level Contributor
399 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say enough good things about our dining experience at this restaurant last night. It was one of those "special evenings" where the servers have obviously been trained and take great pride in ensuring a wonderful dining experience. There was a 3-course $39 "special" that I ordered that included a perfectly prepared oven baked red snapper. Extensive wine list... More 

Helpful?
Thank bandman15
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled solo, reserved with open table. Great reception and promptly seated. Ordered a margarita which was good and refreshing. Beet salad with goat was amazing. I hesiated on the main between tuna and halibut. At the server's recommandation went for the halibut and was brought a taster of the tuna. Fantatic! the halibut was a tad over cooked for my... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maud L
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such an awesome and comfortable place for my birthday. It was elegant yet not snooty. I had the seared ahi tuna and it was the best I have ever had. There was no feeling of being rushed. The service was outstanding. Great experience and I would go back in a flash.

Helpful?
1 Thank Vickie S
Biga o, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you Vickie for the wonderful review. I think the descriptor of elegant but not snooty is exactly what we aim for, we never want you to be rushed but to enjoy and relax in to a special evening. We hope you make it back soon. Call me if you have a specific waiter or table request. Cheers, perny More 

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late lunch here and it was just a great place to get away from the tourist area of the river walk. It's quiet and you can enjoy your food in peace. Dress is business casual.

Helpful?
Thank EirishC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was perfect and service outstanding. We were seated at a table next to the window and had an excellent view of the Riverwalk. Since we were celebrating an anniversary our dessert was decorated with a happy anniversary, nice touch. All around a very pleasant romantic evening.

Helpful?
Thank Merilyn M
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Biga on the Banks for our anniversary based on the great reviews on TA. We were very pleased. Upon entering the restaurant the greeting we received was warm and welcoming. We were shown to our table which we had requested by the window and had a nice river view. Although if people were to be seated outside I... More 

Helpful?
Thank 2lovethebeach
Medford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner on a Tuesday night in early June. We made reservations at 7, but it wasn't that busy (rainy night in San Antonio). We had a table for two near the window overlooking the riverwalk. The restaurant sits above at street level and the seating is inside. Biga offers an extensive wine list. The menu... More 

Helpful?
Thank Westpo

Travelers who viewed Biga on the Banks also viewed

 

Been to Biga on the Banks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free, International
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Biga on the Banks and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Biga on the Banks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?