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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 5 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rene Martinez was an excellent waiter and super helpful with talking to us about other places and nightclubs for Jazz, which we went to and his picks were perfect. Super sexy restaurant vibe and we had our own table with a curtain, class!

Thank mike p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food in this stop along the river walk was very good and our server was excellent. Have not been here in a long time but enjoyed the evening.

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate at this restaurant and I will say food was not what I would have expected for the price. The staff was very attentive, polite and yet the ambient noise in the room was overwhelming. It made dining uncomfortable and stressful....More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With out a doubt, this is truly a marvelous dining experience. The decor and environment is lively and energetic. The food selections, preparation and flavor is spectacular. I have dined there twice and each time the service was dynamite. There is something on the menu...More

Thank Gregory R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard good reviews on this restaurant, and decided to try it. It exceeded expectations. The service, cuisine, and atmosphere, could not have been better. We dined outdoors on their terrace, overlooking the Riverwalk, and enjoyed the entire experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Navigator718387
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for two reasons it was close to my hotel and someone recommended it. Honestly...this place doesn’t deserve all the recommendations I read. Started with their recommended “off the menu” appetizer sampler....then the bouillabaisse. The sampler was at best good and the bouillabaisse was...More

Thank Gregg C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I had dinner here before a show at the Majestic Theater. It's an easy walk, so the restaurant's location with a view of the riverwalk was great. It had been a while since I'd visited Biga, and I was more impressed than...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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