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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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“venison” (71 reviews)
“souffle” (22 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to eat that was very nice but made everyone feel comfortable. I cut my steak with my fork, a knife was not needed. Portions are perfect to let you enjoy the meal and not be over full. No regrets.

Thank cahner a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in San Antonio; consistently good food and service, overlooking part of the San Antonio River.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truly one of the best meals I've had in years. The awards and accolades are well deserved. We were a party of six. Greeted warmly. Chris, our server and a 17 year veteran of the place, was an ambassador for Biga and his Chef. Excellent,...More

Thank BaddMonkey
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us such great feedback. We're pleased to hear we were able to provide your party with excellent meals and service. Biga On The Banks strives to provide all of our customers with this, and we're happy to have succeeded. The Close-to-Bouillabaise and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant on recommendation from friends. It is right on Riverwalk and very nice setting. It did not disappoint. The chicken fried oysters, beef tenderloin, and pork tenderloin were all amazing dishes.Be prepared to pay😊, but it is a great spot for...More

Thank turne23
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is one of the nicer restaurant experiences I have had. Biga has a quiet (not eerily so), comfortable, classy atmosphere. And the waietr was knowladgable, experienced, willing, and pleasant. The meal was fantastic. My first time trying venison on the recommendation of the waiter...More

Thank Isa J
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some great feedback. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here due to our atmosphere, and food, and that your server was able to provide you with some enjoyable recommendations. We will pass along your...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Small group dinner for business meeting in private dinning room. Prickly pear Margaritas were amazing. Service was wonderful and the hospitality great. Venue settling is perfect.

Thank George P
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We reserved dinner at Biga on the Banks some weeks in advance. Even though the location ( the Riverwalk) is a "happening" area, the restaurant did not keep us waiting. The preparation of the food was excellent and to order. I recommend this restaurant

Thank fernm61
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Very good everything. Prickly pear, habanero margaritas to start. Every appetizer is great! Try the venison spring rolls. Very good, friendly, professional service. I can highly recommend.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We knew the food was going to be great but Gabriel our server made it special with his open and fun attitude. This was a great night out.

Thank Dean W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This was our first visit to Bigas but it will not be our last! I made reservations for my husband and I for a date night while we were visiting San Antonio. We arrived a little early for our reservation but we were still seated...More

Thank Bruner01
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such great feedback. We're glad to hear we were able to impress you with our food and atmosphere. It's also great to hear that Patrick was able to help make your experience so enjoyable. We'll be sure...More

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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
29 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
6 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
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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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