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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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203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

The food at Biga was wonderful. It was pricey but very delicious. I had the salmon nachos which consisted of about 5 chips well topped, the red snapper and the toffee cake. The red snapper just melted in my mouth. YUM!

Thank myW0r1d
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Had an amazing meal, incredible service. Food was the best I have had in San Antonio. Beautiful view. Will definitely go back.

Thank jmoyguff
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I give one dot less because of the prices but the food has good quality, the location is high level, service is fast and very kind (the staff would be worthy of an additional dot). Of course in Italy it would be another story. Rich...More

Thank LukeSkywalker_1975
Reviewed 27 January 2016

From drinks to service, an awesome menu and award winning chef, Biga has it all! It stays busy and it helps to have a reservation. Top notch if you ask me!

Thank MrRitmo
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Excellent ambiance, excellent service, but a bit loud - great for a business or friends dinner. There's a very good wine list, amazing desserts, and very friendly staff.

Thank Nosaint
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We returned to Biga on the Banks for Restaurant Week special dinner menu: shrimp bisque, seared sea scallops on a bed of risotto, and blood orange cheesecake. All were excellent! From our window table overlooking the San Antonio River, we could see the tourist barges...More

Thank ClassicTheatre
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Well we found another great restaurant. The food and the service both were just great. Love the atmosphere. We were only in San Antonia for 3 days and the hotel suggested this restaurant and thy were right. If in San Antonia put this on your...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Another couple selected Biga's for a holiday get-together. The entire menu is way overpriced. Some of the entrees were not particularly good or cooked to requested doneness. Some of the appetizers apparently got lost and finally arrived cold. The place was so noisy we had...More

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Dined at Biga on the Banks on New Years Eve. The quality of both the service and the food was excellent.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 5 January 2016

My son and his girlfriend took her mother and myself to Mother's Day Brunch. The food was fresh and abundant. It was a wonderful meal.

Thank StellaG1956
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13 March 2018|
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Response from Jane L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dress up or down!
Melanie Ann D
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
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
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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
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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