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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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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was amazingly patient with our friends' children as we experienced the wonderful fare at this exceptional eatery. We tried the salmon nachos and the ribeye which were just phenomenal. The filet mignon was superbly prepared and the lemon penne was just perfect. The...More

Thank TheRealJ0E
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving us such great feedback. We strive to provide all of our guests with 5-star service and food, and a great atmosphere, and we're happy to hear you encountered this. The Salmon Nachos and Ribeye are some of our favorites as well! We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food, service and atmosphere. One of the very best restaurants that I have been fortunate enough to have experienced.

Thank andresworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a dinner for business associates at Biga. The service staff is excellent and flexible as our party grew throughout the evening and they were not ruffled or agitated. Appetizers were varied and unique such as the lamb corn. Some appetizers were easy to...More

Thank MangoRita80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

San Antonio has some of the best restaurants anywhere but Biga is in a category of its own. Love the view. Love the intimate setting. Absolutely love the food! Our favorite restaurant when we're there! Just awesome!

Thank Letterato
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met another couple at Biga last night because they had told us so many good things about it. This is not an inexpensive dinner, but the tastes are outstanding. The waiter was lovely, explaining how the flavors blended in particular dishes and advising us...More

Thank TMB_Texan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overall the service was excellent. The food was good. I tried the signature venison and quail dish. The venison was the hero here. Excellent. The quail was a bit dry to be honest. But then that's not uncommon. We enjoyed our meal and it was...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are on our first vacation away from our baby, so we wanted an extra special night out. Our experience at Biga on the Banks was just that! Everything we ate was amazing! We had the duck and lamb and both were...More

Thank Stephanie H
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your special meal at Biga on the Banks. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We'll be sure your kind words are passed along to Chris and we hope to serve...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Just had a wonderful dinner at Biga, overseen by waiter Rob C. He helped us order drinks and dinner with expertise and willingness to make recommendations. Quail was exceptional. Lobster bisque was uniquely light. Toffee pudding was outstanding. Great experience all around.

Thank thereareplaces
Reviewed 18 May 2017

As USA TODAY's First Road Warrior of the Year, I travel a lot. Last week, my sister drove through San Antonio and my husband and I drove down from Austin to see my sister and have dinner. As I always do, I checked TripAdvisor and...More

Thank Joyce G
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

We're so happy to hear that you stumbled upon our TripAdvisor page and decided to dine at Biga during your trip! Thank you for coming in and taking the time to share your experience. We're glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We celebrated our daughter's birthday at Biga, and we had a wonderful time. The food was excellent--my husband enjoyed his lamb, my daughter loved her snapper, and my rib-eye was the best I've ever had (better than Bohanan's!). Definitely try the pineapple sorbet--yummy. Our server...More

Thank b00kw0rm57
Jon B, Manager at Biga on the Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to review us. We are so pleased to hear that you not only chose to celebrate your daughter's birthday at Biga on the Banks, but that you had a fantastic celebration! We aim...More

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Melanie Ann D
Hello! This will be our first (of many, I hope! :>) visit to San Antonio. My husband and I are coming to celebrate this birthday (2/9) and we will be there on Feb. 11 for dinner. From the reviews I have read, it seems that you all do something special for birthdays and such -- can you please confirm this? I appreciate your quick response. Kindest regards, Melanie Ann Dick Birmingham, AL
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
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Adam C
Is this place kid-friendly?
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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rubby A
On Sunday mother's day, do you have a special menu? Thanks!
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Meals
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
Business meetings, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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