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Biga on the Banks

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203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714 (Market St.)
+1 210-225-0722
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Red Bluff, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmosphere, food, service all pretty good. Just not great considering the price. Caesar salad a little sour, sea food had a bit of a metallic taste. No big complaints but I wouldn't go there again.

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Thank Michael V
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First visit and had a table overlooking the river. Great service, good food. Had the three course dinner, limited choices but less expensive. I had beef tips, and my wife had shrimp, both of which were excellent. Since we were going to a show, our waiter timed everything so we were in and out in good time.

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San Antonio, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have not been here for a few years, due to its location kind of far from my house; and its kind of at the end of the a River Walk. I went tonight after 9pm. 1. Services were excellent by a team of two men. 2. Bread was cold but very good with unsalted butter ( salt available if... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant’s location is a little more obscure from the main areas of the Riverwalk but worth finding. Here are the highlights: SERVICE – Excellent! While many Riverwalk establishments see so much traffic, the service part is understandably lacking in many instances. Our server at Biga was engaging and friendly. The staff work as a unit, so you are never... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the banks of the San Antonio riverbank, you will find this amazing place Best wait staff and the food delicious

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Graham, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called last minute for a reservation for the chefs tasting menu. Everyone was very accommodating and made our night special. Each course was to die for and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wines. Thanks for a very memorable evening!!!!!

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kerrville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a go to spot if we have anything in downtown with friends visiting . Great food & service every time

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large business dinner here (65 people) and the restaurant pulled it off flawlessly! Plenty of staff so no one had to wait for their salad while others were finishing entrees. Beautiful presentation, tasty flavor combinations (rosemary chicken and halibut with vegetables and potatoes). Great choice for our group!

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St Charles, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on a Thursday evening at about 8pm. The restaurant was near capacity with the exception of the patio. Our server, Tucker, was one of the best we've encountered. His suggestion for wine spot on. My wife had the lamb and I had a ribeye. Both were cooked to perfection. Our 2 hours here were some of... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here our first night in San Antonio. Wonderful cocktails, wine, and entrees. Menu is small, but seasonal and high quality. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?