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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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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great meal at biga on the banks. Started with. Fried oysters on squid ink pasta . and porkbelly . Good wine , main meal was pork chop and red fish Put it on your list.😎🎩👑 #weeatlikeKINGS I'll be back for more #porkmafiaapproved

Thank pitmasterphilw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience! My coworker was in mood for a steak so we went there. Had the three course meal. Squash soup had excellent flavor! Beef tips were cooked perfect medium with salad and potatoes Desert was the bread pudding. Not a fan of that normally...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great, but the apps....just make a meal of these and indulge in decadence! The deserts...mmmmm. Can't go wrong.

Thank Deatra T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I live downtown San Antonio and eat out a lot. We consider ourselves 'foodies' and Biga is one of our favorite places. Last night we chose to celebrate my wife's birthday at Biga and once again we had a great experience. I...More

Thank sdfincomic
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to provide us with feedback on your recent visit to Biga On The Banks. We're delighted to hear that Chris was able to make your experience so enjoyable on your wife's special day. It's great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great family reunion at Biga on the banks. The salmon nachos were some of the most creative and tasty appetizers I've ever had. Heavily recommend this restaurant

Thank Bill I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Biga on the Banks for my husband's special birthday dinner after seeing the great reviews online, and it did not disappoint! I wanted to find somewhere nice and on the river but that didn't seem "cheesy" like some of the other Riverwalk restaurants....More

Thank Maxcey K
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit. We're pleased to hear that Chris, and the rest of our staff, were able to make your experience so wonderful on your husband's special day. It's also great to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an enjoyable stroll along the Riverwalk, I arrived at this highly-recommended destination and was not disappointed. A tranquil, classy oasis, Biga offers an impressive array of flavors and foods sourced from across Texas. The service provided by Gabriel was the best I've received in...More

Thank Derek N
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Derek, thank you for taking the time out of your day to provide us with some feedback on your recent visit to Biga On The Banks. It's great to hear to that you experienced the Biga standard regarding food, atmosphere and service. We're happy to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancee and I ate here while we were in San Antonio for her birthday. When we arrived they said that they had my reservation scheduled for Sunday, not Saturday (I doublechecked, I had scheduled it for Saturday). Thankfully, they had tables available, but it...More

Thank justinmiller186
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Biga is a great place to eat at the river bank. It is fine dining and a bit expensive but worth every penny. We did dinner and sat outside. We had pork steamed buns for appetizer and the meat was so tender. For main course...More

Thank marvin41700
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met friends for dinner that we hadn't seen since college. We had a separate little area and a great server. I was not well and he suggested some tea, which really helped. I did not think the food was worth the price. It was...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
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
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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