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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 yesterday via mobile

This is, without a doubt, our most favorite restaurant in San Antonio. We've enjoyed their gastronomic delights for several years, and make a dinner reservation during every visit to the city. The colorful river boats are a delight to watch from our table, as they...More

Thank marianwils0n
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our 2nd time at Biga on the Banks while visiting San Antonio and we were not let down. We loved the atmosphere and the accommodating staff. Our server, Chris, was old-school professional without being stuffy, very attentive and offered us details about the...More

Thank Jamey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us by the bartender at the hotel where we were staying. The place had a terrific menu that was only outdone by its tremendous wine list. Living in SoCal I have become accustomed to good wines, not only from my...More

Thank Billyjoe52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Note- order the grand marnier soufflé first thing! So delicious with a vanilla sauce. Light and just perfect, but it has to be ordered at the beginning of the meal. I had a special of the day and know that the menu changes often so...More

Thank Micky O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooks San Antonio's famous Riverwalk. Some tables are outside on a veranda overlooking the river. The restaurant is quite elegant although there is no dress code. About a 15-20 minute walk from the big hotels near the Alamo (LaQuinta, Marriiott, etc.) Lobster bisque was good...More

Thank MikefromKentucky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first night in San Antonio we did the touristy thing – Mexican on the River Walk. So the second night we wanted some thing really special. Biga did not disappoint. Comfortable restaurant, refined service, large wine list and wonderful cuisine. We shared foîe gras...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Top notch dining! Great upscale cuisine, excellent preparation, beautiful presentation, and helpful/friendly service. I had the Foie Gras, Venison & Quail, and Souffle. A nice wine along with it, and also a tasty cocktail with Rye Whiskey and bitters but cannot remember the name.

Thank Inge J
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We love to eat quality food. Quality food is not cheap. So if you are going to pay the price for a delicious meal, don’t you want outstanding service also? Then when in San Antonio, you will want to dine at Biga on the Bank....More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio! The food was fantastic as was the service and the outside patio seating was perfect for the weather we had. We both chose the three course Spring fare menu which offered Corn Chowder or Caesar...More

1  Thank psturge0n
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I find that the bulk of the restaurants on the Riverwalk are super touristy and subpar with food quality. Biga is an exception! The food is excellent & presented well. Also, great service & an extensive wine list! The atmosphere is upscale a nice change...More

Thank karalyn84
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13 March 2018|
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Response from Jane L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dress up or down!
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
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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