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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not have had a better meal. both appetizers: Soft Shell Crab and spicy, flavorful and refreshing. The snapper was superb. But the real treat was our server Thomas. He took his time, left us alone, but was attentive. We were not hurried and...More

Thank dallasbill
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing with us about your positive experience. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed our Soft Shell Crab appetizer and Snapper, along with friendly service from Thomas, who's a great member of our staff. We hope to have the treat...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best dinner here during our trip to San Antonio. Our waitstaff person had been with the chef since Biga opened. He was outstanding and attentive, and the food was terrific. We had the lamb on his recommendation and it was delicious.More

Thank MooseMom10
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear you received the excellent service and food which we strive to deliver for all of our guests, and we appreciate that you took the time to share with us about your positive experience. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the worst experience in San Antonio. I will definitely make sure that everyone knows about it. Lack of courtesy, professionalism and customer service on the manager's part was the highlight of the night. I'm very disappointed. I will never go back.More

1  Thank lilianadelvalle1
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

We are very sorry and disappointed to hear about your recent experience with us. With that being said, we'd like to hear more about your experience so that we can follow up with our staff and work to improve. If you wouldn't mind, please send...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Biga on the Banks in the International Centre is a very elegant and refined restaurant.Service is very professional and food is excellent. I could recommend,as starters the chicken fries oysters.As entrees,the Angus beef ribeye or beef tenderloin.As dessert,the Mexican chocolate mousse,is something not to...More

Thank mariajosejosa2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

overpriced and always busy. food is ok. we went for breakfast and waited 45 minutes because of the great ratings. the experience was disappointing as the food arrived luke warm and I didn't feel like making a fuss.More

1  Thank Steven M
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Steven, we're very sorry about your recent disappointing experience with us. We never want our guests to leave with less than a 5-star experience, and we're very disappointed and sorry that we could not make your experience better. Although we understand that an apology does...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, outstanding service and a very nice ambiance. Inside or outside on the river seating.

Thank Delores B
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Delores, we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us! Thank you for taking the time to write us a 5-star review. We appreciate your business and look forward to the next time we can serve you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic supper at Biga on the Banks and you cannot go wrong with this place.The game packets are especially good

Thank Scott P
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Scott, thank you very much for the praise! We're happy that you had a great experience with us, and we hope we can serve you another delicious meal again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Biga on the Banks was a great spot for dinner. Our waitress, Brittany, was wonderful and very attentive. The wine list was good and my Pinot Grigio was tasty. The menu had great choices. We had the chicken-fried oysters (a house specialty) to start -...More

Thank etmcd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten at this restaurant several times and believe it's one of the better restaurants in San Antonio. Both the food and service is outstanding!! If you eat here you will not regret the experience and the Riverwalk is just steps away enabling you to...More

Thank Angela L
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

Angela, we're very pleased to hear that! Thank you for taking the time to write us a great 5-star review, as we always enjoy hearing back from our valued guests. We're thrilled to hear you loved our food and service, and we hope we can...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Although my wife had been here before, this was my first visit. We dined with another couple and were all very satisfied with our mealsMore

Thank DonTraveler38
Jon B, Owner at Biga on the Banks, responded to this review

DonTraveler3, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit with us! Thank you for writing us a 5-star review, we love when our guests share about their positive experiences with us. We hope we can have the opportunity to serve you...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
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
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
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
  • 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
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
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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.