Biga on the Banks
Wonderful table overlookingWonderful table overlooking Riverwalk, excellent food & service!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT IN EVER WAYThis was by far the best dining experience I have had in my 47 years of life. The waiter was beyond superb in explaining the menu that changes daily, and had a vast knowledge of the chef and wine list. It was our 25 wedding anniversary and the waiter wasn't sure if we would order a dessert so he surprised us with a mini tart filled with a blackberry, accompanied with a few blueberries, raspberries, freshly made whip cream and "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. The food was the best I have ever tasted, including a couple of items I normally don't eat, were excellent! I highly recommend Biga on the Banks for any occasion.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRiverwalk at its best!Outstanding dining experience. While in San Antonio it is worth taking a break from all the Tex Mex food and enjoy outstanding Farm to table dinning. Portions are somewhat generous so half plates and sharing should be considered. All the breads are baked on the premises and the location on the Riverwalk is intimate yet accessible. Looking forward to a return visit!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!We enjoyed the best meal at Biga during our 5 day stay in San Antonio. Great service and wonderful food. They reserved a fantastic semi-private table for the two of us with a great view of the River Walk. The salmon nachos were great. My husband enjoyed the pork tenderloin and I enjoyed the grilled chicken breast. Amazing food presentations. Will definitely go back if ever in San Antonio again.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence in every category!A superb dining experience! We particularly liked the salmon nachos appetizer, the rib eye steak, smoked pork tenderloin, and molten chocolate cake. Our waiter provided exemplary service! And who wouldn't enjoy being seated with a view of the S.A. River? I'd recommend this restaurant as one of the best in the city.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about our diningEverything about our dining experience here was great! The food was excellent and we really appreciated being able to pick a smaller portion. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who goes to San Antonio. I just wish they would open one here in Houston!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGem on the San Antonio River WalkWe had not eaten at Biga's in several years. The food, drinks and service were excellent. Interesting menue selections and everything we tried was delious. Wonderful views of the riverwalk and nice crowd. We will definitely come back more often.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMParty of 5, everyone's foodParty of 5, everyone's food was great except 1 the lamb chops were too tough and not very good.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ExperienceThe atmosphere and river view was perfect and the service could not have been more attentive or gracious.
The food was amazing and the highlight was a personal visit from Chef Auden!
We will return many times over!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing FoodExcellent spot for fine dining. Ambiance is on the hipper side, not real stuffy. Not a lot of River Side seating though, but some. Chef has lots of unique flavors, true foodie experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly OutstandingMy wife and I discovered Biga on a trip to San Antonio a year ago and found the food and the service to be superb. We were back this past week....twice...and it exceeded expectations once again. The staff is tremendously knowledgeable and the food made with the freshest ingredients. Menu choices are terrific...there is something for everyone. Our only regret is that we live nearly 2000 miles away or we would be there regularly.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was easy to make a reservationIt was easy to make a reservation through Open Table and it was great that Biga called to confirm our reservation. I called and asked for a table by the windows and they gave us a perfect location. I had also told them it was someone's birthday and the hostess mentioned it upon seating us and our server mentioned it upon arrival also. Thank you for the attention to detail. The service and food were excellent. We will return.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome restaurant on the river.We loved our "Biga on the Banks" experience. Our waiter, Chris, was very knowledgeable and outstanding in service and personality. We would reccomend this restaurant for quality food and service. We were celebrating our 20th Anniversary and the dessert we ordered came out with a candle and special message in chocolate. Awesome!!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a romanticGreat place for a romantic dinner over looking Riverwalk.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was excellent.Food and service was excellent. It is a bit pricey.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food - and veryExcellent food - and very good and friendly service.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favorites.This is one of my favorites. The service is always great (especially if you get Chris) and the food is outstanding. The Australian rack of lamb is my favorite but everything on the menu is great. Try the smoked salmon nachos as an appetizer.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDream come true night!This was our first time ever to eat here. It was a very special night for us. While driving from Corpus Christi to San Antonio, I googled a search to find the top river walk restaurants. Biga was #1. I went to their website which gave me the luxury to make an online reservation. 9pm was available. And just for fun, in the special request box, I asked for a private table for 2 with a great view of the Riverwalk. Upon our arrival we were seated in that dream location as requested! Wow! Plus we had our own curtain to pull to make it a private space and our own light dimmer switch. The food was Amaaaazing!! Topping that off we viewed the Fiesta Riverboat Night Parade- what a surprise for a Monday Night Event!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues to be an excellentContinues to be an excellent choice among the many average restaurants along the river. Creative combinations of (mostly) local ingredients. Wine list is good,but a bit on the high side, although a few inexpensive bottles were included and proved to be great values.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. The restaurantGreat service. The restaurant was helpful in giving us walking directions when we got lost. They even held our reservation!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWENT BACK and will again and again!Superb everything - our waitress was so delightful and even offered to switch side dishes around if the one printed on the daily menu with the entre was not prefered! Selections were fresh and updated daily according to the chef and his market finds for the day.
I went for a special occasion/reunion. 2 days later I returned with my girlfriends!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the reasons to go backOne of the reasons to go back to San Antonio. We had the chef's tasting menu and we wanted to be surprised so we did not bother to check the list of dishes. Our expectations were exceeded. Every single dish was superb, service was remarkable, and ambiance was elegant. The chicken fried oyster over squid ink linguini was scrumptious. A restaurant definitely worth going back to.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary ,mission accomplished!Had a great experiance,it was our anniversary and I was able to have flowers delivered to our table and my wife was very pleased. Our server was the best and very accomidating to our occassion, great food, service and well worth the price.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service!Excellent food and service! Worth every penny!
The sticky toffee pudding was way better than expected - even better than chocolate.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA definite winner!Had a wonderful sensual experience for the palate and the eyes. Would definitely return. The service was excellent.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to this restaurantWe have been to this restaurant several times over the past few years and we are increasing amazed at the quality of the food and the excellent service. We love to take out of town guests as we know that they will leave with wonderful memories of their visit to San Antonio and especially the evening at Biga. Would recommend this restaurant and their excellent wait staff to everyone.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant. Fast Service.Great restaurant. Fast Service. Everyone from the greeter to the server were professional and ready help.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDidn't expect the tuna toDidn't expect the tuna to be cooked all the way through.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMChef is amazing. Had eightChef is amazing. Had eight course chef menu, phanominal. Great experience, our server Michael was very knowledgable. highly recommend4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding restaurant onOutstanding restaurant on the River Walk in San Antonio. The service was excellent and the food was superb. A must to visit if you are looking for a memorable dining experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood impecible. Good service.Food impecible. Good service. Bar and bartender were a little flat.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMwe very much enjoyed our meals,we very much enjoyed our meals, I had ahi tuna and my husband had the lamb chops. both meals were very good.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had great food and attentive,We had great food and attentive, informative wait staff. If you want to sit by the window be sure to ask for that when you make reservations--otherwise they'll want to put you in a dark corner!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was great but weOur food was great but we had to wait a very long time to get it. We did not order salads or starters, only entrees. We waited almost an hour to get our food. Toward the end of our wait, the waiter did come over and apologize and bring smoked salmon nachos to us. They were wonderful, as was the rest of our food, but the wait was a little uncomfortable.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a wonderful place forIt was a wonderful place for celebrating a quiet birthday. The service was fantastic, food was excellent, the presentation of the food was great and the staff was accommodating and responssive. Biga always provides an excellent package for the diner.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchI went for Easter Brunch and it was fantastic. The dessert bar itself is enough of a reason to go there every year!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great restaurantThis is a great restaurant with wonderful food and service. We go there on many of our special occasions and are never disappointed!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and wine were excellentFood and wine were excellent and the server, Michael, was outstanding! Great spot!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBiga made our anniversaryBiga made our anniversary a special one from the minute we walked in the door.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was fantastic. I enjoyedIt was fantastic. I enjoyed my visit at Biga very much. The server catered to me well and also was able to keep an entertaining conversation with me. My date and I plan on coming back. The food was very tasty and the atmosphere was romantic. Perfect night!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMContacted Biga through OpenContacted Biga through Open Table to make reservation, added special request in comment section. Biga staff contacted me ad got more detail.
I requested a special 5 Course "Chefs Table" with wine pairings for our 25th anniversary. When we arrived the hostess took us to a special table for 2 in a small niech that had a curtain that could be draw, very romantic. Got started slow, it took our waiter quite a while to greet us but made up for it by brining a glass of complementry Champaign, greeting g us by name and wishing us a happy 26th anniversary. The seared tuna ( sp) amuse bush was excellent. My space is limited and I have to cut this short. The meal was fantastic and the wine parings were very very good!! The price was right too.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here before andWe have been here before and everything was great. My husband and I went Friday for a romantic dinner and went back on saturday night, taking our 2 teenage boys with us for a family dinner. The food was great and the service impeccable. We will definitely go back again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways TerrificAlways terrific
Celebrated my birthday there and they made sure it was special!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Food was really excellence, but it is very pricey. We sat inside next to the window so we could see the Riverwalk. It was a little loud inside. If it was a little warmer, we would have sat outside.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMhad a business dinner meetinghad a business dinner meeting with three Japanese colleagues, one of whom arrived a litlle late. The servers are all extremely professional while at the same time friendly and personable.
The food was very good and i would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting San Antonio for a special night out.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had such an enjoyable mealWe had such an enjoyable meal at Biga on the Banks! Our waiter was patient, helpful, and friendly. We enjoyed the antelope (a first for both of us), the chicken fried oysters, and the smoked salmon nachos. Everything was fantastic! We also ordered a glass of champagne to enjoy with our pudding after the meal and it was on the house! We had a wonderful trip to San Antonio that was made all the more better by our meal at Biga on the Banks!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGrilled Ahi Tuna the bestI have been going to Biga's for years and the past few I thought the food wasn't great. This was going to be my last visit if the food was average. On this visit it was the best I have ever had. I got the iceberg wedge and grilled ahi tuna. The tuna was fresh and tasty. It came with a spicy rice and veggie. Now this is the Biga's I remember from years ago.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHard to find from the riverHard to find from the river walk . Worth finding and awesome dining experience - service was superb and the food wonderful. Guests are unhurried and pampered. Waite staff very attentive, but not overbearing. An outstanding dining experience.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Fine DiningI have lived in San Antonio a very long time and used to go to BIGA when it was in its old location. As new restaurants have opened in San Antonio in the King William, Biga stopped being on my radar. When I realized my partner had never been, I decided to surprise her with a dinner out last week. She is a vegetarian so all of our choices were vegetarian....although I couldn't resist the fried oysters. Our favorites were the roasted mushrooms and the Vegetarian Ragout. We dined at another local hotspot, Bliss, a few days later and there was basically nothing on the menu for vegetarians and she had cheese for dinner. Biga is back on my list of favorite places to eat a nice meal.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in San Antonio....This our favorite restaurant in San Antonio. The food is always out of this world and the wine selection tops. They have a full bar and the wait staff is very knowledgeable on everything on and off the menu. We have never been disappointed here. A little secret is that on Friday and Saturday nights they offer half portions of most dishes which are just the right size to sample a full course of the delightful things on the menu. Don't forget to order the Grand Marnier soufflé when you order your main course. You won't be sorry. We highly recommend Biga to all of our friends.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM