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San Antonio Restaurants

Biga on the Banks

  • 203 S. Saint Mary's St. (W. Market St.) Map It
  • River Walk
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Biga on the Banks, River Walk

    Robert Maxham

  • Biga on the Banks, River Walk

    Tracey Maurer

Updated 02/05/2013

Fodor's Review

Like Texas, enthusiastic chef Bruce Auden's menu is big and eclectic, and the dining atmosphere manages to be both bigger than life and romantic. Dishes change daily to take advantage of the freshest food available, ranging from seared red grouper grits to 11-spice axis venison chops. Don't skip out on dessert, which may be the best in town: the sticky toffee pudding is a must. This is one of the best spots for a leisurely dinner on the River Walk, if you can get a reservation.

Restaurant Information


203 S. Saint Mary's St. (W. Market St.), San Antonio, Texas, 78205, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 02/05/2013


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Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating

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Mar 16, 2010

Biga on the Banks Review

This was hands down our best meal on a recent trip to San Antonio. Our Australian rack of lamb and flounder with crab entrees were delicious, as was the sticky toffee pudding dessert. Service was terrific. We enjoyed the restaurant's ambience. We would definitely return here.


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Dec 17, 2007

Perfect Special Occasion

To celebrate our 45th Anniversary, we wanted a special place. We chose Biga on the Banks and were not disappointed. The service, by Cesar, was great. He really took care of us on this busy Saturday night (12/15) during the Christmas season. Our Rib Eye steaks ($40) were done to perfection and the mashed potatoes were to die for.There isn't much in the way of riverviews since the restaurant is on the 2nd or third floor, not on the river as most othe

restaurants are. However, that is small stuff compared to the wonderful evening we had.

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