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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” (74 reviews)
“souffle” (23 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It had been a couple of years since I last at at Biga and I can say it will not be that long before I return. I had forgotten that the menu was so heavily game oriented but it did have one fish offering as...More

Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a nice evening out with my daughters. Delicious food from the salmon nachos starter to the venison and quail and the rack of lamb. Ended the night with a soufflé.

Thank hrs314
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for choosing to dine at Biga on the Banks. We are so pleased that you and your daughters had a lovely meal while joining us. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was here on business. It was a private dinner so the menu was fixed. The appetizers were creative and yummy. I enjoyed everything except for my main course. The person next to me ordered a filet, as did I. I ordered mine medium rare...More

Thank ACEP925
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I celebrated my birthday at Biga at the Banks. Never have I been happier to "get another year older." What an exceptional meal. Service was attentive and gracious and generous in every way. The meal was. . . well how do you...More

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

Thank you for choosing to dine at Biga on the Banks for your birthday meal! We are so pleased to hear that your dinner was absolute perfection - that's our goal! We hope to serve you again soon and that Biga will be your place...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walked here from our hotel while in town for a business conference. This got high rankings and it’s easy to see why. Our group ordered the chicken fried oysters for an appetizer. they were great! And our entrees were exceptional and our server put up...More

Thank Will1989
Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to visit Biga on the Banks every so often when I travel to San Antonio on business. The two time I have been there recently have been amazing. Our waiter Thomas remembered who i was from the time I was there previously and...More

1  Thank CWaters41
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really special evening. First of all, our server was so knowledgeable about the menu and clearly proud to be a part of Biga. He gave us a history of the chef and the restaurant. Our dinner was delicious. I'm not the best...More

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

We couldn't help but to smile while reading your review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our knowledgeable and friendly service, and had a great meal. It sounds like you had some wonderful choices and we hope that you will be back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once seated they took our orders quickly and served our food with perfect timing. The snapper was delicious and everything was uneventful except the valet who was unwilling to give me a receipt and refused to take cash.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really disappointed in my recent visit to Biga's. It's been a go to place downtown for me since I lived in SA twenty years ago. I live in Houston now. Service was outstanding and timely. The menu was not diverse for me. Since it...More

Thank gyfto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 5 nights in San Antonio while I attended a conference.Out two favorite places that we ate at were The Fig Tree and Biga on the Banks. Both are five star restaurants that you will undoubtedly enjoy. Biga on the Banks...More

Thank timfromnj
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Melanie Ann D
2 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
7 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
USD 41 - USD 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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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