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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
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife went for the first time and we loved it everything was on point the server and the food was very but very good. The desert also was tasty and as for the view was awesome. We for sure wld go back soon.

Thank Yamara L
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We selected Biga to host our party of six business associates based on reviews, as we had never been there. In two visits to San Antonio, we have had several meals in restaurants on the River Walk. By far, this was our best experience. From making the reservation through our departure after the meal, the service was great, friendly and... More 

1 Thank Drfrew
Costa Mesa, California
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

The food was ok. Our service was poor. Waiter had poor manners, got the order wrong and drained the room of all positive energy. We were jealous of other dinners who had better servers. The food was not special although meat quality was fine.

Thank JAdventurer
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

I'm nor sure I can add much to the high praise of others and while I haven't eaten in many San Antonio restaurants, I can't imagine many places topping Biga. First and foremost, the food was terrific - first rate ingredients locally sourced, perfectly prepared with nicely balanced tastes. Chicken-fried Oysters were plump and moist; lamb chops perfectly grilled and... More 

Thank Jandy49
Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

This was easily one of the best meals I've ever had and I eat in a lot of nice restaurants. Our appetizer was a charcuterie plate that was glorious. Just the right amount of cheeses and pates with nice sauces. My husband had the Hill Country venison with grilled quail. He is a hunter and eats venison all the time.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Had a big group here and the food and service could not have been any better. The chef heard we had two kids with us and made them a surprise dessert. The atmosphere was great and I will definitely be back!

1 Thank ThatchersBiscuit
New York City, New York
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310 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This is one of the places I had looked forward to visiting on my trip to San Antonio. I had read about this restaurant for years. Maybe the hype was too much. I was disappointed in just about everything except the entree, which was delicious. The decor seems dated to me and very strange--what's with the gourds? It was so... More 

Thank corsicus
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

One of the best meals I have EVER had! The chef came to the table to see if everything was good! Excellent view of the river.

Thank Michael S
Norman, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

When the head chef has been nominated for 7 James Beard awards, you expect a great meal, and Biga on the Banks lived up to expectations. We had 2 appetizers and 2 entrees and shared a dessert and all 5 dishes were exceptional. We had salmon nachos that were subtle and delicious. We also shared a scallop appetizer that was... More 

1 Thank Steve C
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

This restaurant was amazing. It serves New American cuisine and has an extensive wine list. I had the 8oz steak with plantain , corn pudding and chimichurri . The waiter was well informed and knew the ingredients of the glaze which contained mushroom so was off limits for me. The chef then made a special batch of non mushroom stock... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, View, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?