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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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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here before and was happy to return. Checks all of the bases for a fine dining without too much snobbie. The will put their own twist on standards, and get out of the 'by the book' comfort zone. Good service too.

Thank RLH1955
Reviewed 3 days ago

We celebrated my birthday in San Antonio and wanted to go out for a nice dinner. After reading a number of reviews we decided on Biga on the Banks because of the menu and location on the River Walk. We were very happy we did....More

Thank sket101
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Biga for a cocktail party and seated dinner for 130 very discerning guests, and couldn't have been happier. Chef developed a great menu-- the quail with grits appetizer was unforgettable--and Rudy, their onsite manager, made sure every little detail was executed to perfection,...More

Thank maryellen1123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time dining here and it left a great impression. The food was even better than we had hoped for. I got the venison and it was perfection! Every bite was perfect and full of flavor! The souffle was amazing as well!...More

Thank Meander03829829057
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here 5 years ago and enjoyed it greatly. Went again on our recent trip back to San Antonio. Very nice restaurant. We had a drink at the bar first since we were early for our reservations even though the hostess said our table...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group dinner in the large function room of the third floor of the restaurant preceded by a cocktail hour on the terrace outside that room. The first issue with the terrace is that there are no lights and the cocktail hour for...More

Thank happyrelaxeddudes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy Biga on the Banks and this visit was certainly no exception. We were celebrating our friends’ anniversary. We had a great table by a River Walk window on a gorgeous evening. The service was exemplary ... our waiter had been with Biga...More

Thank dvheminger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Biga was excellent! I was hosting a business dinner for 10 and am from out of town and Biga delivered. The hosts were friendly upon arrival, our waiter and his team were excellent and knowledgeable, and the food was divine. We had a variety of...More

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this place within a month, the food was still great but I was disappointed with our waiter. His affect was flat and looked morosed. He did not have any enthusiasm. We felt that he was in a hurry to...More

Thank Chitoc3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in town, tired and hungry so we headed to the Riverwalk to find a place on my Hilton Dining Points and discovered Biga. Although we were searching for a casual meal we were delighted to be seated outside along the bank of Riverwalk....More

Thank Rosemary C
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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, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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