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Biga on the Banks

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203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714 (Market St.)
+1 210-225-0722
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit here and we just happened upon it as we were trying to find something still open at almost 10pm. The restaurant is modernly decorated. The bar list is extensive. I had the lamb chops and they were perfectly prepared. The waitress was friendly and helpful as the lamb chops were from her suggestion. It was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Dinner at Biga has been one of the highlights of our holiday trip to San Antonio. Certainly there is much that is still 5 star excellent: service is caring and knowledgeable, the menu is intriguing, and we very much like that entrees can be ordered in half portions. Our appetizer and salad were delicious. The main courses, though disappointed. My... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our management team dined at this location last December. What a wonderful staff and excellent dining experience. We especially enjoyed the desserts. I would definitely recommend.

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Asia
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475 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I just had higher expectations after the reviews. But I was somewhat disappointed because the chef seems to have planned for sugar in everything. The salad had a sweet sauce. The main courses had some kind of sweet jelly. The crepe dessert had sweet jam. I suppose if you like your food sweet it would be fine. On the other... More 

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USA
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

First time in this restaurant. It is a fusion/modern type of food. The restaurant is in downtown San Antonio, within walking distance of most hotels. The ambience was modern, not loud. Ben (our waiter) was excellent, was very helpful about the tasting of different plates. The lobster bisque was probably one of the best I've had. Fresh vegetables. All of... More 

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Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear your first visit to Biga on the Banks was so wonderful. We can't wait to see you on your next visit to San Antonio to try some of our other dishes! More 

Boston, MA
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent choice for business dinners, with pleasant decor, good atmosphere, great food and excellent service.

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Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for offering your feedback on your recent visit! We are so happy to hear your business dinner was so fantastic. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited Biga on the Banks after reading good reviews online. We were very disappointed in the food. It was over priced, not cooked well, and nothing special. Between the 4 of us, we got the snapper, mahi mahi, seafood stew, tomato soup, and beef tips. The tomato soup was tasteless and we all tried it and agreed there needed... More 

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North Bay Village, Florida
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The staff at this establishment knew our family was there for a birthday celebration so they decided to place us in a private room. This restaurant has the reputation as the best in San Antonio and it lived up to its reputation.

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Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review! We are so happy to hear we were able to make your birthday celebration extra special, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Spring, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We celebrated a very special birthday with 6 couples on a chartered rio river dinner cruise. I selected Biga on the Banks to cater the event. I used Botanika for the flowers and special linens, chargers, guest gifts and votives. The evening couldn't have been more perfect! Every vendor performed perfectly. The waiters, meal, wine, decorations, ambience and attention to... More 

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Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We know how important a perfect evening is for an event as special as this, so we are so happy to hear Biga was able to make your evening spectacular. We hope to see you in the restaurant soon or at the next special occasion! More 

Chino Hills, California
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited this restaurant while in the city for a conference. We were not disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious, but the location and the service is really what did it for us. Our server was extremely knowledgable about the menu, the chef, the food, everything. I know that this should be expected in a place like this, but it... More 

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Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing this experience with us! We are so pleased to hear you not only found the meal delicious, but also found the views and staff to be exceptional. We hope to see you on your next visit to town! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
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
Description
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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