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

Ring in 2019 at One the Best Restaurants in San Antonio

New Years eve menu at best restaurants in San Antonio

Experience New Year’s Eve at What OpenTable Calls One of the Best Restaurants in San Antonio

Biga New Year’s Eve

It seems at the blink of an eye 2018 will be only a memory.  Isn’t it time you decided where you will be when the clock strikes 2019? 

At Biga, we understand that there are two distinct ways to ring in the New Year.  Some like to have an intimate dinner and join their friends later in the evening for the stroke of midnight.  Others prefer an evening where dinner is the main event and take a little more time savoring their last bites of the year.

That’s why we’re offering two ways to say goodbye to 2018.

For those with somewhere to be we offer an earlier seating from 5:30 to 7:30pm that will include 4 courses for $65.

Those who are seated after 8:00pm will enjoy a 5 course dinner with live music, party hats & horns and a champagne toast for $100.

Both the early and late seating will have choices for every course and here are some of the items we’ve come up with so far…

BIGA ON THE BANKS

New Year’s Eve 2018
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Amuse Bouche

Potted organic salmon with escabeche                                                                                             

Appetizers

House cured capocollo, Pretzel, beer mustard, baby arugula

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Smoked natural scallop, crisp pancetta, foie gras lentil ragout, truffles

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Chicken Fried Oysters(3) squid ink linguini, Swiss chard, pancetta, mustard Hollandaise

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Grilled Bandera quail, Quail egg, onion bacon jam, fingerlings, rye crouton, caraway vinaigrette

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Selection of Artisan Cheeses

with marcona almonds, date walnut cake, honey comb, quince paste, toasted bread

 

Soup and Salads

Lobster bisque, crème fraiche and chervil

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Texas gulf shrimp Spring rolls (2)cilantro, mint, iceberg, peanut & chili sauces

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Smoky duck with endive, frisee, dried cherries, truffle vinaigrette

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Main lobster salad, basil aioli, pickled mushrooms, toast

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Bluebonnet baby greens, TX citrus, walnuts, blue cheese, walnut vinaigrette

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Romaine Leaves,red pepper Caesar dressing, tiny croutons, parmesan tuile


Entrees

American Red Snapper,Parisian brown butter gnocchi, root vegetables

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Close to Bouillabaisse

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Smoked duck breast and braised leg, corn pudding, wilted greens, cranberry compote,

Molasses Duck reduction

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11-spiced South Texas Axis venison and Bandera quail, parsnip puree, cranberry braised cabbage

 Juniper sauce

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Grilled Beef Tenderloin, corn pudding, asparagus, buttery crab, mushroom veal cream

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Spiced Australian Lamb Rack, curried corona beans, tomato date cilantro chutney

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Vegetarian Option to be decided

Desserts

Almond butter cake, poached pears, almond pana cotta, port reduction, almond tuile
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Warm gooey chocolate tart, hazelnut brittle, chocolate sauce, gianduia ice cream
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Tuxedo cheesecake, strawberries, white choclate crème anglaise 

$100 per person

 

Business Dinner | Corporate Dinner | Company Holiday Party

Company Holiday Party

Reward hard work overlooking the Riverwalk holiday lights, only in San Antonio.

“…I am so grateful to you, Rudy and your team for the countless hours of preparation and superb service and kindness extended to me and our group each year.  There is no way that any function can be perfect without perfect people working in the background to make it happen – and with such class.   You all do exactly that!”       -Connie K.

Business Dinner

Whether you are thanking your team for working through the meetings/workshops or dining with that important prospect to close the deal – Biga is the place.

Ideal for entertaining important clients or clients to be, and networking events. Highest Zagat rating on the Riverwalk.

“…we have been hosting receptions for years, and I heard positive feedback from many of our guests that this was one of the best, if not THE best, receptions we’ve hosted.  People especially loved the venue, beautiful river walk views and ambience. The service was excellent…”.       -Lois G.

Corporate Dinner/Retreat

Spend quality time with key staff and clients, menus to suit every taste for 2 to 400.

“…on behalf of Motorola I want to thank you and the wonderful staff for an outstanding job on our event tonight. The food and the service were fabulous. We had many great comments and that was because of how the Biga team handled the event.”       -Rula G.

Board Dinner

Keep the focus on the discussions with customized menus , extensive wine list, options on table format and  an efficient welcoming staff.

Thanksgiving at YOUR RiverWalk Restaurant

Your RiverWalk Restaurant serves up an unforgettable Thanksgiving Brunch

This year, Thanksgiving at YOUR RiverWalk Restaurant will be even better. The Biga chefs are working tirelessly to impress every member of your family. 

Start your Thanksgiving feast with appetizers like hummus with lavosh, spring rolls, deviled eggs topped with caviar, artisan cheeses, smoked salmon nachos, jumbo Gulf shrimp with cocktail sauce, freshly shucked oysters mignonette, ceviche, wild game packets, tuna on won tons with wasabi aioli and pates with Cumberland sauce (just to name a few).  Next on your agenda might be salads made with locally grown greens like romaine hearts with red pepper Caesar dressing,vine ripe tomatoes with house pulled mozzarella & hydroponic basil, tangy noodles, and roasted beets (and so much more!).

Now that the little stuff is out of the way you’ll want to get a little more serious. Visit the carving stations set with organic turkey two ways.  One on the traditional side:  herb roasted turkey and another more contemporary version:  cider glazed turkeyboth served with a bevy of your favorite holiday sides like apple-smoked bacon sourdough stuffing, buttermilk bliss mashers, green beans,crunchy onions, cranberry apricot chutney and, of course, turkey gravy.  If you have more than turkey on your mind, you’re not alone.  Look for black garlic roasted prime rib, Auden’s Kitchen fried chicken, baked ham and Gulf fish a la plancha with charred orange and basil

Pastry Chefs Amy Delbridge is planning desserts that are especially tempting this year. With sweets like apple galette with rosemary lemon sugar,  spiced crème brulee, vanilla almond pear crumble, chocolate strawberries, gingerbread sweet potato trifle with marshmallow cream, chocolate pecan pie, triple chocolate mousse, egg nog eclairs, toffee scones, apple spice bunt cake, sassafras pana cotta, plus an array seasonal pies, boozy brownies and cookies.  You may find yourself visiting the desserts at the beginning of your brunch!

…And we haven’t forgotten the kids.  Options for younger tastes will be available including their very own dessert table appropriately sized so kids won’t have to depend on taller patrons to help them choose from their own selection cookies,  treats and sweets.

Shane and Kim will be stocking the bar with several wines by the bottle and by the glass along with your favorite mixed drinks including the Thanksgiving feature “The Kentucky Apple” (Maker’s Mark, Apple Cider, Apple Bitters served on the rocks).

Thanksgiving Brunch will be November 22 served 11am-7pm.

Adults $65  ~  Kids 12 & Under $28

We book up pretty quickly!  Call (210)225-0722 or book online athttps://biga.com/reservations.html.

Credit card required to confirm reservations for Thanksgiving brunches.  Cancelations accepted until the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday November 21) otherwise, a no-show fee will be charged. 

Restaurant Week at Your Favorite RiverWalk Restaurant Starts August 11th

Restaurant Week Starts August 11th at YOUR Riverwalk Restaurant

Culinaria’s Restaurant Week has become a San Antonio Tradition where restaurants are asked to participate by creating a 3-course menu at $35. (some restaurants with smaller price point expectations or that serve lunch will be offering their 3 courses for $15)

Culinaria is an organization whose goal is to promote San Antonio as a culinary destination by promoting restaurants, putting on great food events and also helping culinary students with scholarships.

Restaurant Week runs August 11th-25th. Biga is happily participating and here’s the menu…

Restaurant Week Menu available nightly 8/11-8/25

Restaurant Week Menu

August 11th-25th
3 course $35
The menu at Biga is updated daily. This menu may be a little different on the night you dine.
$2 included for donation to Culinaria

1st Course
Summer squash and Texas tomato soup with basil, noodles and Parmesan

Arugula and Spanish chorizo salad, chickpeas, peppers, onion, shallot sherry vinaigrette

Texas Gulf Coast fish green ceviche, tomatillos, cucumber, aqua de chile

Moroccan spiced lamb balls, apricots, yogurt, almonds

Tempura shrimp, chilled chili lime rice noodles, peanuts, watermelon, mint

2nd Course

Pan seared natural scallops, soft polenta, fancy mushrooms, saffron corn cream

Grilled Berkshire pork chop, sweet and sour peppers, marjoram potato salad

Wagyu beef burger, lettuce, tomato, onion, mushroom foie gras aioli, fritz and pickles

Ratatouille style vegetables, pasta sheet, chili garlic oil

3rd Course

Sticky Toffee Pudding with English Custard,

Vanilla Cheesecake, Lemon curd, Blueberry compote, Citrus tuile

Dark Chocolate Mousse, Coconut cocoa nib crust, Mango coulis, Coconut cream

Be sure to MAKE RESERVATIONS!

Culinaria actually does a couple of Restaurant Weeks during the year. One in January and one in September. This coming January, Boerne and New Braunfels will also be participating.

More details about Culinaria, Restaurant Week and other participants can be found at
http://culinariasa.org/san-antonio/restaurant-week-2/

What RiverWalk Restaurant has a daily happy hour? Biga!

 

What RiverWalk Restaurant has a daily happy hour? Biga!

Now that summer is upon us, you may be asking yourself “what Riverwalk restaurant has a daily happy hour?”

50% off select appetizers and wine by the glass daily until 6:30

Well, if you’re a “Super Privileged Foodie” than you already know that 50% pricing is a perfect way to end a work day or kick off a night out on the town!

Every day from 5pm-6:30 the Biga Bar is offering most appetizers and wine by the glass at half-price!
Even better, we’ll have some featured cocktails for $6!

SPF 50 Happy Hour will be all summer long at the Biga Bar 5pm-6:30.  Prefer seating in the dining room?  Well,

no problem!  The same SPF 50 promotion can be enjoyed 5:30-6:30 at a table in the dining room or seated on the patio.

Bar opens at 5pm and seating is on a first come first serve basis.  Dining room opens at 5:30 and reservations are encouraged (walk-ins usually easily accommodated, the earlier, the better!).  Promotions ends at 6:30, discount only applies to select items ordered no later than 6:30.

If you find yourself comfortable at the bar and decide to have a full-on dinner look to our 3 Course Summer Prix Fix Menu.  Available all night at the bar, this menu offers a choice of soup or salad for the first course followed with 2 entrees and desserts from which to select. 

..Think that 3 course seems like a lot of food, especially after snacking during happy hour?  Most of our entrees are available in half portions when seated at the bar.

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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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