Very New American Cuisine on the San Antonio River Walk.

Very New American Cuisine on the San Antonio River Walk.

Welcome to fine dining on the San Antonio Riverwalk.

203 S. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Open for dinner seven nights a week.
Reservations recommended.

Firday - Saturday 5:30 - 11:00 pm
Sunday - Thursday 5:30 - 10:00 pm
Valet services

“Biga is a must for visiting and local foodies alike...”
Texas Monthly

Biga is Your RiverWalk Restaurant for Fiesta!

Fiesta at your favorite RiverWalk Restaurant, Biga on the Banks.

Because we’re a San Antonio RiverWalk Restaurant, Biga on the Banks is a great destination during Fiesta.  Biga has a convenient location with many different uses for the city’s biggest party.

Some of our guests use Biga as a meeting place, having a drink with friends before going to NIOSA.  Others see us as more of a refuge, allowing them to get away from the parade crowds having a quick bite on the terrace before re-joining the festivities.  Then there are those going to shows like Cornyation, enjoying a full dinner and valet parking*.

Whatever your use for Biga is during Fiesta, we’re YOUR RiverWalk Restaurant.

Texas Cavaliers River Parade

One event that Biga holds dear is the River Parade.  Sponsored by the Texas Cavaliers, this parade doesn’t only give grown men an excuse to dress in red and blue uniforms, it raises money for charities focusing on children in need.  Sounds noble, but who are we kidding?  It is Fiesta’s biggest party!

Because of our location, Biga has the best thing going on the parade route.  Not only is there a balcony for all of our guests to have a fantastic view of the floating parade but we’ll have great food too.  Think of Biga as your getaway from the crowded river banks lined with folding chairs, strollers and people with tall hats that obstruct your view. 

We’ll be offering our regular dinner menu with a few fiesta features thrown in the mix like smoked shrimp chalupas with mango chili salsa.

The Texas Cavaliers River Parade starts at dusk on April 24th.  We suggest you secure a reservation in near future or if you are thinking to have a more casual experience, the Biga bar is not only great for cocktails but offers the full menu as well.

*During Fiesta we try to offer valet service for $12 to our guests.  While most of the time valet service is available, from time to time SAPD does commandeer our valet lane to use it as they see fit.  When this happens valet service may be unavailable.  Unfortunately, this is out of our control and rarely happens for an extended period of time.  

For more information on all Fiesta events go to www.fiesta-sa.org

Looking for RiverWalk Restaurants Serving Easter Brunch?

Riverwalk Restaurants

Riverwalk Restaurant Brunch at Biga

Having a hard time selecting among the RiverWalk Restaurants serving Easter Brunch.  Maybe we can help you decide which one is best for you.

The food writers for the San Antonio Express named the our brunch one of the best in town. Chefs work hard transforming our night-time fine dining menu into a day-time feast.  Entrees like Roasted Ribeye of Beef, Lamb Enchiladas with Goat Cheese and Salsa Verde, and Corned Beef Hash with a Fried Duck Egg share the spot light with more breakfast-style offerings including an Omelet with Maine Lobster and a our take on Eggs Benedict.

After ordering your entrée you will help yourself to an array of appetizers, salads, muffins, sushi, antipasto and so many different desserts you’ll likely make a few trips.

Of course, we know that brunch is a family sport and we haven’t forgotten the youngest members of your group.  Kids will have some great options of their own to choose from and we always make sure that some kid-centric desserts are set up at a height that they can actually choose sweets without any help.  After all, we know kids have a vote when choosing among RiverWalk restaurants too. 

Adults have numerous confections to select from like Easter Bunny’s Favorite Carrot Cake, Texas Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Almond Butter Cakes, Coconut Mango Mousse, Lemon Bread Pudding, Blackberry Peach Crumble and more!

Adults $59/ Kids $27.

Brunch is served from 10:30-4pm.

Easter Brunch April 16th  ~  Mother’s Day Brunch May 14th

Reservations are limited (Call now, reservation go quickly!).  (210)225-0722

Valentine Menu Available Starting Fri 2/10

 

The Biga Valentine menu will be available February 10th – February 14th. 

Be sure to call ahead for reservations! 

Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

Amuse Bouche

Rabbit rillettes with chili 

Starters

Lobster and shrimp bisque, crème fraiche and chives

Bluebonnet baby greens, heart beets, tomato, cucumber, shallot vinaigrette

Friseé, endive and watercress, duck confit, dried cherries, candied orange, truffle vinaigrette

Berkshire Pork belly steamed bao buns, scallion, hoisin, quick pickle 

House smoked salmon, Brioche, meyer lemon cream cheese, capers, red onion

Main Course

Grilled angus hanger steak, asparagus salad, purple potatoes, chimichurri

Seared natural scallops and Lump crab, bacon spinach, new potatoes, star anise nage

Pasta shells stuffed with ricotta and hazelnuts, pesto, arugula and tomato

Dessert

Brulee Three Way, honey vanilla brulee, lavender brulee, orange brulee

Pavlova, balsamic cream, fruit

Monkey Love, banana cream “pie”, peanut butter mousse, rum whipped cream

Chocolate cheese cake, macerated strawberries, chocolate whipped cream  

4 Course at $75 per person

Culinaria’s Restaurant Week January 16-21!

Culinaria's Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is a great way to experience fine dining at your favorite riverwalk restaurants and others in the San Antonio area!

The chef’s are still making some last minute adjustments on the menu but here is how it is shaping up so far…

Restaurant Week January 16th-21st, 2017

3 Course Menu $35 benefiting Culinaria.

Course One

Berkwood Farms Berkshire Pig Head Soup with cabbage, paprika, and bacon fat croutons

Red Snapper and Lump Crab Ceviche with aqua de chile, avocado and Peruvian corn

Lamb “Corn Dogs”, pickled beets and spiced tomato  (additional dog  $2)

Mushroom and Gruyere Pierogi with brown butter and greens

Chicken Fried Oysters with squid ink pasta, pancetta, Swiss chard, mustard hollandaise (additional oyster $3)

Artisan Cheeses with Marcona almonds, walnut date cake and quince paste  ($5 supplement)

Baby Romaine Lettuce with buttermilk fried ½ quail, tomato, jalapeno ranch dressing

Grapefruit Salad of hydro greens, lardons, avocado, blue cheese and walnut vinaigrette

Having a hard time choosing?  Don’t stress about it.  Choose an additional item from the Course One list for $10.

Course Two

St. Louis Pork Ribs with baked navy beans, braised winter greens, pickled sour apples and BBQ sauce

Szechuan Peppered Beef Tenderloin, parmesan home fries, baby arugula and pickled mushrooms

Sautéed Texas Gulf Prawns and saffron potatoes, Spanish chorizo parsley broth and grilled sourdough

Seared Duck Breast, sweet potato gnocchi, spinach and duck jus

White Bean Puree, Spanish rice, oven roasted beets, baby carrots, poblano cream sauce

Seared Red American Snapper, smoky beet mole, charred plantains, sesame and tomatillo sauce

Course Three

Salted Caramel and Peanut Molten Chocolate Cake

Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

RESERVATIONS are a good idea.  (210)225-0722

For more information on other restaurants participating in Restaurant Week go to http://culinariasa.org/san-antonio/restaurant-week-2/

Merry Christmas!

Biga will be closed to enjoy the holiday with our families.  We will re-open Monday at 5:30pm.

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Highest Zagat restaurant rating on the San Antonio River Walk. 

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Biga on the Banks has enjoyed Diner’s Choice honors since 2009.

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A coveted star rating and high praise for Chef Owner Bruce Auden.

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“Excellent service...” Raves and reviews from over 500 Biga guests.

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