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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As this was my first visit to San Antonio I heavily relyed on trip advisor for recommendations. Biga came highly recommended as it was only a short walk from the hilton. As my business partner and arrived we were greeted by a smiling hostess who...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback regarding your recent visit to Biga On The Banks. It's so great to hear that you were greeted with a warm welcome, and that your waiter was able to continue this experience with his...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Biga on the Banks is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio. Everything was superb: food, wine list, and service. The decor is whimsical and inviting and the menu is innovative and very well executed. This is one of my go to restaurants in...More

Thank Jim S
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jim, thank you for providing us with your feedback on your experiences at Biga On The Banks. We strive to provide all of our guests with an inviting atmosphere, delicious menu offerings, and 5-star service, and we're so happy to hear that you've experienced this....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another San Antonio restaurant that we would, as a rule, not frequent due to the prices. As someone else has pointed out, valet parking is $12 without a tip. There are other options, if you want to walk in the San Antonio heat....More

Thank Mercedes6623
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner on a Tuesday evening and were a bit disappointed after hearing great things about the restaurant. Our server really struggled to understand that my husband could not have any butter or cream due to lactose intolerance. He kept trying to offer gluten...More

Thank Tiffanie P
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tiffany, thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to leave us your feedback. Biga On The Banks prides itself on it's food allergy protocol, so we're very upset to hear about your recent experience with us. Our number one priority is...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Taking advantage of the Restaurant Week pre fix menu, my husband and I went on Saturday evening. First off, $12 + tip valet parking is a must as there is no other place around to park - convenient but one more cost of the evening....More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is one of my favorite places. The food is Fabulous, the service is First Class, the location is beautiful.

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We celebrated our anniversary there, as we were visiting from out of town. The food was unique and wonderfully presented. Our waiter was knowledgeable and provided excellent service. We have been to many of the nicer/gourmet restaurants in San Antonio and this is one of...More

Thank Stephanie75214
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Stephanie, thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent experience at Biga On The Banks. It's great to hear you experienced our 5-star service and delicious food. We're so happy we were able to make your special day so...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Perfect place to meet your best friend, her boyfriend for fine dining and an outstanding wine list. Walking distance to so many of the downtown hotels and just step down to a majestic ride on one of the river city barges or take in a...More

Thank Suzy O
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

If you've read any of my previous reviews, you know that, due to my work travel schedule, I eat solo. A lot. That makes me somewhat skittish booking a table for one if I'm not sure that there's a bar, as some places tend to...More

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Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Peter, thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to provide us with feedback on your recent visit to Biga On The Banks. We aim to provide all of our guests with fresh, delicious food, and we're happy to hear you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 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

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