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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a pleasure from the time we walked in until the valet returned our car Food was delicious and service was impeccable. Manager reminded us of upcoming Restaurant Week specials. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rwolfe999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is always delicious. We have been here three times and each time were extremely pleased. The bread reminds me of the Bay Area, great quality, and delicious. We ordered appetizers, main and dessert...w wine of course. Everything was beautifully prepared, the service is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank JuliettaALAca
Reviewed 1 week ago

SERVICE IS ON POINT, FOOD IS PHENOMENAL. Biga is my very favorite restaurant on the Riverwalk. Biga is a wonderful place to go for birthdays, anniversaries or anytime you want to feel special. It is very romantic, beautiful setting. The food is delicious! You have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Diana W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. My husband had lamb chops that were absolutely wonderful and my bouillabaisse was perfect. We finished our meal with the sticky toffee pudding which was one of the best desserts I’ve ever tasted. If you’re looking to dine somewhere...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank macy41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate at Biga for dinner Sunday night. Our waiter, Gabriel, was excellent and made us feel comfortable. The food was excellent too. We started with the artisan cheeses and our entrees were the bouillabaisse and the mushroom risotto with grilled chicken....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 211angelinec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service, food, drinks and decor were all spot on. The two of us made a meal out of 3 starters and small dishes. This left us room to sample the wonderful deserts.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 838jimw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Researched this restaurant for a special occasion with girlfriend. Made 1 special request before arriving. The staff is superb! Our waiter, Tucker, didn't miss a beat. He was attentive but not intrusive. The food is absolutely fabulous. I would rate this ahead of any other...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FunScooter17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our best dinners out of town in ages. Cannot imagine a better high-end experience in San Antonio. Beautiful restaurant, great service. Strong wine list, some good values. Nicely prepared food. Pork chop from heaven. And an amazing grand marnier soufflé for dessert. This...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rac-columbus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were warmly greeted as soon as we entered. We arrived half an hour early for our reservation. Staff asked if we would like to have drinks at the bar. There are comfortable seating areas by the bar. We had the seasonal house cocktails. Delicious,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank charlieo122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had amazing service and the wine , beer and cocktail selection was also varied!however, 96% of their dishes contained seafood Or steak/prime rib. The only entree I could have was the chicken. I can make that at home. I’m allergic to seafood and I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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sarah h
29 July 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.
28 July 2018|
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Response from karinaroman32 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a patio area that overlooks the river along the riverwalk. It may not be so pleasant during the summer though, unless it's at night like after 8 pm.
2 June 2018|
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Response from Liz B | Reviewed this property |
Yes the bar is fabulous and very large! Great service too at the bar.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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