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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

Loved this place! Beautiful location on the Riverwalk. Fantastic, sophisticated, cosmopolitan food and drink. Seared foi gras, elk, quail, good wine, knowledgeable, friendly staff. Very pleasant setting, food, service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lacheng
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent dinner. Varied menu that changes daily. Great wine list. Our server was amazing. He was always around but not overbearing. We had a wonderful warm spinach salad and a beet salad. DH had vinison and quail. I had a perfectly cooked ribeye. Also had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RLS46212
Biga o, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, hope you make it back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a business dinner at Abigail on the banks. We had appetizers of chorizo empanadas, Crab cakes, and wild game spring rolls. The Star was the spring rolls. Wild turkey, venison, and ostrich Topped with a red sauce. OMG. One of the best things...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mes947
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at a lot of restaurants all over the world and this is hands down on the top of my list! Not only was the food amazing, the service was phenomenal!! There were two people in our party with food allergies (one corn and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wondamore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding food and drinks along the Riverwalk in San Antonio. This chef-owned place has a wide menu that will please folks looking for a quick bite, or a full dinner. Don't miss the toffee cake at the end!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an enjoyable evening! From the perfectly professional waiter to the scrumptious dessert, the evening was a success. The menu is extensive and all parties thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Perfect place for a special night out or a business dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank karic1964
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a romantic place for a dinner. Great food, can’t go wrong with anything. We had the three course option and wine. Service is fantastic. The food is local and organic. Ambiance is cozy but classy. Loved it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Travel2DiveandFun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my go too places on the river, especially for an upscale meal. Great staff knows their food and great at selecting wines. When they moved from St. Mary's I was worried, but they transformed themselves into a better them! Great place for Brunch...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pat8635
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice menu and a great wine list! We had incredible and attentive service and a cozy table. We weren't as hungry as we wished we could have been but our server was incredibly accommodating to us wanting to split everything so that we could...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank goosebeast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family met in SA for Thanksgiving and were so happy to find Biga on the Banks. It has a great reputation but doing a holiday dinner for large parties buffet style can be a challenge. Biga was up to the challenge. The service was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank edichter
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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
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, 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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