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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • 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 5 days ago

The shrimp tempura and the accompanying noodles was spot on. While waiting for our soufflé, the chef brought us a free dessert since the rainy weather created havoc on getting the soufflé to rise. The bouillabaisse and red snapper was very good. We planned on...More

Thank Chitoc3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised to find a true fine dining restaurant in San Antonio to celebrate our anniversary. The service was wonderful, menu selection excellent & fabulous cocktails. A lovely, quiet location overlooking the river that I look forward to dining at again on my...More

Thank pinkerrific
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a business dinner there and had a limited menu. My snapper was ok but considering how far from the Ocean it did seem fairly fresh. Salad was very good. Dessert that night was nothing to write home about. Service was good!

Thank johnfricke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Biga on the bank with my wife and it was 😉.. i would highly recommend it to anyone, it’s a very romantic/classy restaurant .service is excellent and the food was 😋.. the halibut was excellent 👌🏽.. there is seating outdoor where the river...More

Thank OscarJ1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last night of San Antonio Restaurant week, and saved the best for last. The experience was over the top. The view, the river boats going by, the breeze on a very warm San Antonio night, candle light on the terrace, the terrace to ourselves...More

Thank Larry J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a great experience with service and food! I will always go back for more. I recommend visiting this restaurant when you are in town.

Thank gm0ntg0mery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner. Service was excellent - they even provided gluten-free bread for me. Had a great turley zin that was amazing.

Thank lemurgirl8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food-fantastic Service-Spot on Atmosphere-Very good You get what you pay for and Biga is an exceptional dining experience. My girlfriend and I came for a celebration and ended up hitting this during San Antonio's restaurant week... we tried a variety of items for a discounted...More

Thank Donkey2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rob was such an outstanding, knowledgeable waiter! Great service not overbearing very fun dinner. Food was outstanding. From appetizers to dessert, we all loved it. Really one of the nicest dinner we’ve had in a long time. Plus we LOVED the decor.

Thank pmvmg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the Autumn fare with an appetizer of superb squash and leek soup, the entree of beef tips and the toffee desert. The beef was fine, though not quite the rareness I prefer. There was no sauce, because the chef had spiced it up,...More

Thank orcasgal
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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.
John L
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, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
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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