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Biga on the Banks

4.7
3629 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Bruce Auden's award-winning BIGA ON THE BANKS is located in a spectacular setting in downtown San Antonio's modern International Center. Overlooking a romantic tree-canopied bend in the river, the historic and the new find common ground in Biga's dynamic re-emergence with ultra contemporary cuisine propelling San Antonio's recent ascent to a new level of River Walk dining. Gourmet Magazine named Biga one of the five best restaurants in Texas. Fine dining has never meant "fussy" to Chef Auden. Biga's ambiance is casual and relaxed - San Antonio style. Auden's celebrated culinary background, coupled with creative and energetic design, has marked Biga on the Banks as one of Texas' truly outstanding restaurants.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 225-0722
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bruce Auden
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market St.
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Parking details
Valet parking available in front of the "INTERNATIONAL CENTER" 203 South St. Mary's Street at the corner of Market St. Guests are asked to pay for parking upon arrival.
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Public transit
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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private rooms feature floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River and access to terraces. Biga crafts exquisite events from canapes and cocktails to full-scale, four-course meals. Whatever your plans may be Biga can accommodate.

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What 3629 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

Me and my fiancé have dined here before not only was the food excellent the service is beyond exceptional. From a full breakdown of the menu to pairing me with the perfect wine selection our waiter did it all.

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vipfoodie (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great service and great food. The desserts were amazing!

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vipCharleyd (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Two co-workers and I visited during a business meeting in San Antonio. We sampled several items and all were delicious. I chose the quail without the venison and it was great. Seasoned and grilled to perfection. Mahi Mahi was delish as well.
Grand Marnier souffle was amazing.
Always a pleasure dining there.

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CandiceM 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

It gave us strong belly aches! We both had different dishes and came home with stomach cramps!

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vipScott (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

It was a perfect evening. We were with Friends from out of town and the food was outstanding as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Texas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very romantic with excellent meals

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and location was great! Our server, Chris, was outstanding and made the experience at Biga on the Banks very enjoyable.

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GabrielG (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

like always an excellent and great experience with great food and service

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vipdm3jr (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

First time at the restaurant, food was great and service was very good..

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day it was busy but not ridiculous. The steaks we got were slightly over cooked but for a last minute reservation in a crowded upscale restaurant still 4.5 stars out of five. Service was AWESOME and entertaining.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My husband and I were ther for our monthly date. The service was absolutely amazing. He was knowlegable about the menu. I have an allergy to red dye and I was able to get clarifications on menu items that might have been a trigger for me. I appreciated the extra time it took. Thank you for a wonderful time.

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MeganE (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We took the family here for my husbands birthday dinner, food was good they did have a kids menu whichI I was curious about. Very nice upscale restraunt, would be great for a date night. I will definatly reccomend this place to family and friends visiting the area.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious food, been there 4 times, never disappointed, excellent service, prime location.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was incredible and the service was very good. Expensive but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We love Biga. We eat here before shows at the Majestic a few times a year. The food is always delicious, and the service is always amazing. Favorites include the habenero scallops, the venison, and the grand marnier soufflé. Great wine list, great cocktail list. It’s pricey, but worth every penny. If you valet your car, you can leave it until after the show. It’s a short walk to the theater.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food, ambiance - highly recommend

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DonnaStan (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We heard it was the best so we went there expecting that. We wanted a romantic evening in San Antonio on the River walk. All was well until they had a major blunder they had a party and they mic was not just on in that room it was blaring over all the other dinner guests. The ambiance went from pleasant to obnoxious. Very loud idiot on the microphone. After quite a few minutes they finally figured out how to cut it off from the main diners. After that we enjoyed dinner again.

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MarkU (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing as always
Chris our waiter great as always

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