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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

The grapefruit salad and spinach salads were wonderful, as was the lamb rack! the potstickers, ribeye, cheese plate and desserts were good, but the service was a bit lacking. there were 4 of us and the bill came to $250 with a bottle of ok...More

Thank Marti R
Biga o, General Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

I'm sorry to see that service was lacking on your visit and I agree, Biga is on the pricy side and the service should be attentive. If you would be willing to share some more information about your server we might be able to guide...More

Reviewed 17 May 2015

Complete perfection in every way! I would visit again and again. Thank you for an outstanding and amazing dining experience.

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Thus was our second time here! The food was delicious and beautiful! Can not say enough about how great the service is ! A most go to in San Antonio!

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This upscale restaurant overlooking the River Walk boasts an excellent wine list and a great menu. We went to this as part of a large party of people so were able to sample several of the entrees. The appetizers were outstanding, as was the spinach...More

1  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Five star cuisine. Excellent service. Wonderful wine list and wine service. Michael De La Vega - wine director; knows his stuff! Excellent venue for that special event in your life.

1  Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

I had the beef tenderloin and house salad. They both were just perfect. Desert is to die for no matter which you choose. We sampled everyone's just to make sure. Highly, highly recommended.

2  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 6 May 2015

I ate here during a group conference. The outdoor patio is very nice, the service was great (they accommodated by special diet requirements very well) and the food was excellent quality. I cannot comment on the price as I didn't pay for it!

2  Thank Mostly_business1
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

We met an old friend in San Antonio for dinner and had a wonderful time at Biga. Our waiter took the time to explain the menu and the chef's signature dishes. The menu does change daily but there is some consistency. The oyster appetizer was...More

2  Thank Jane007815
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Acting on a recommendation of a friend, my wife and I recently booked a meal at Biga on our last night in San Antonio. We were told that this was one of the best restaurants in town and we were not disappointed. Each course of...More

2  Thank gwerlinich
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Wow--exactly what I'd expect from a James Beard nominated restaurant! Great ambiance--we had a table inside overlooking the Riverwalk (great on a humid night). An excellent choice of adult beverages. The waiter was just perfect, serving a friend's soup in a unique way at the...More

2  Thank HockeyChickDenver_CO
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Melanie Ann D
Hello! This will be our first (of many, I hope! :>) visit to San Antonio. My husband and I are coming to celebrate this birthday (2/9) and we will be there on Feb. 11 for dinner. From the reviews I have read, it seems that you all do something special for birthdays and such -- can you please confirm this? I appreciate your quick response. Kindest regards, Melanie Ann Dick Birmingham, AL
1 February 2017|
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Response from dkmkakektk | Reviewed this property |
Call ahead and speak with owner/chef. He is Bruce Auden and is a good hearted man as well as excellent chef
Adam C
Is this place kid-friendly?
30 November 2016|
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Response from Biga o | Property representative |
We always have a special children's menu available and will try to accommodate you in a quiet corner
rubby A
On Sunday mother's day, do you have a special menu? Thanks!
7 May 2016|
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Response from Curt G | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they do, but I just reviewed Biga. I don't work there.
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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.