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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (68 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the nicer restaurant experiences I have had. Biga has a quiet (not eerily so), comfortable, classy atmosphere. And the waietr was knowladgable, experienced, willing, and pleasant. The meal was fantastic. My first time trying venison on the recommendation of the waiter...More

Thank Isa J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small group dinner for business meeting in private dinning room. Prickly pear Margaritas were amazing. Service was wonderful and the hospitality great. Venue settling is perfect.

Thank George P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved dinner at Biga on the Banks some weeks in advance. Even though the location ( the Riverwalk) is a "happening" area, the restaurant did not keep us waiting. The preparation of the food was excellent and to order. I recommend this restaurant

Thank fernm61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good everything. Prickly pear, habanero margaritas to start. Every appetizer is great! Try the venison spring rolls. Very good, friendly, professional service. I can highly recommend.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew the food was going to be great but Gabriel our server made it special with his open and fun attitude. This was a great night out.

Thank Dean W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Bigas but it will not be our last! I made reservations for my husband and I for a date night while we were visiting San Antonio. We arrived a little early for our reservation but we were still seated...More

Thank Bruner01
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such great feedback. We're glad to hear we were able to impress you with our food and atmosphere. It's also great to hear that Patrick was able to help make your experience so enjoyable. We'll be sure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular! I was going to the Majestic Theatre and went to Biga for their pre-show special. It was a three course meal with a choice of soup/salad, a choice of two entrees and a choice of two desserts. I got the potato and mushroom soup,...More

Thank Frances W
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Frances, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed a great meal with us. The Sticky Toffee Pudding is one of our favorite desserts as well! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved my dinner of red fish. Biga has a fun, lively atmosphere. We dined at Table 31 and were treated royally. Since I have a small appetite, I was impressed that half portions could be ordered. The restaurant was a short stroll from our hotel...More

Thank Jo Ann T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went on a weekend trip to San Antonio and read good reviews of this place so we decided to check it out. The reviews were right! The atmosphere is really nice: it feels upscale without being stuffy or pretentious. We sat...More

Thank Felicia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best food and service, a league of it's own. Views of the riverwalk and atmosphere were fabulous. Having been fortunate enough to have eaten in many european restaurants, I can't recommend this highly enough. Thanks to the staff for making us feel...More

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Melanie Ann D
Hello! This will be our first (of many, I hope! :>) visit to San Antonio. My husband and I are coming to celebrate this birthday (2/9) and we will be there on Feb. 11 for dinner. From the reviews I have read, it seems that you all do something special for birthdays and such -- can you please confirm this? I appreciate your quick response. Kindest regards, Melanie Ann Dick Birmingham, AL
1 February 2017|
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Response from dkmkakektk | Reviewed this property |
Call ahead and speak with owner/chef. He is Bruce Auden and is a good hearted man as well as excellent chef
Adam C
Is this place kid-friendly?
30 November 2016|
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Response from Biga o | Property representative |
We always have a special children's menu available and will try to accommodate you in a quiet corner
rubby A
On Sunday mother's day, do you have a special menu? Thanks!
7 May 2016|
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Response from Curt G | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they do, but I just reviewed Biga. I don't work there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 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, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-225-0722
  • E-mail
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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