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

The Best Restaurants in San Antonio Roll Out Menus for Valentines Day.

The best restaurants in San Antonio are in high demand on Valentine’s Day.  Whether this is your first Valentine’s Day together or if you are celebrating with a long time love, the Biga chefs have come up with a special 3 course menu that will excite any couple!

Happy Valentine’s 2019

First Course

Choice of

Lobster bisque with chives & crème fraiche

Pork & mushroom spring rolls (2), garlic peanut sauce

Crab cakes with remoulade & roasted olives

Romaine hearts, red pepper Cesar dressing, little croutons, parmesan tuile

Roasted beets withapple, Texas orange, arugula, fennel, walnut vinaigrette

Second Course

Choice of

Close to Bouillabaisse 

Seared natural scallops, Pernod cream, apple smoked bacon, Tx grapefruit

 Braised beef short ribs, soft polenta, roasted carrots, green beans, rib jus.

Berkshire pork chop “maple thyme glazed”, sweet potatoes, TX broccoli, parsnip puree

Polenta heart cakes, mushroom confit, Parmesan squash noodles

Third Course

Choice of

Hazelnut mousse log, chocolate hazelnut mousse, candied hazelnuts, hazelnut butter cream

3x Chocolate truffles, milk chocolate coconut rum, white chocolate strawberry, dark chocolate whiskey

Trio of  limoncello tart, raspberry macaron & almond apricot petit four

Red velvet cake, cream cheese icing, chocolate dipped strawberry

$75 per person

Reservations are a must!  The above menu may be a little different on the 14th.  Only the $75, 3 course prix fixe menu will be available on Valentine’s Day.

Restaurant Weeks January 21st-February 2nd

Join us at the best restaurants in San Antonio for Culinaria’s Restaurant Weeks.

As with all of our menus, you can expect this menu to change a little every day.

Restaurant Weeks Menu

January 21st-February 2nd
3 course $35 / 4 course $45
Add Wine Pairings: 3 course $20 or 4 course $25 / Premium Wine Pairings: 3 course $50 or 4 course $60
$2 included for donation to Culinaria

1st Course (choice of)
Split pea & cauliflower soup with grilled cheese
House cured coppa, arugula, pickled mushrooms, shaved goat cheese
Shrimp & Octopus campechano, arugula, tortilla chips
Lamb mini corn dogs, pickled beets, Moroccan spiced tomato jam

2nd Course (choice of)
Grilled Berkshire pork chop, cabbage & potato sauté, beer caraway mustard

Close-to-Bouillabaisse of Texas shrimp, scallop, lobster, mussels,
snapper and tuna served with saffron rouille

Grilled hanger steak, pomme fritter, chimichurri, steak sauce

Roasted Australian Lamb Rack, cheesy grits, beets and carrots,
fennel, Rebecca Creek goat feta, blackberry gastrique

Fresh egg noodles, tomato cheeks, crispy Brussels, parmesan & sour dough crumbs

3rd Course (choice of) 
Sticky Toffee Pudding with English Custard,
Tres Leches Cake, citrus salad, cajeta, candied almonds
Chocolate flan, berry compote, brownie cubes, vanilla crème anglaise

We are happy to accommodate allergies but hope to keep substitutions to a minimum.
Culinaria’s Restaurant Week is a promotional menu & cannot be combined with any other offers/discounts.
If you’d like to be informed about special events, promotions and deals at Biga,
share your email with us & we’ll make sure you’re in the know!

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…


New Year’s Eve 2018

Amuse Bouche

Potted organic salmon with escabeche                                                                                             


House cured capocollo, Pretzel, beer mustard, baby arugula


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


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


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


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


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


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


Main lobster salad, basil aioli, pickled mushrooms, toast


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


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


American Red Snapper,Parisian brown butter gnocchi, root vegetables


Close to Bouillabaisse


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

Molasses Duck reduction


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

 Juniper sauce


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


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

Vegetarian Option to be decided


Almond butter cake, poached pears, almond pana cotta, port reduction, almond tuile

Warm gooey chocolate tart, hazelnut brittle, chocolate sauce, gianduia ice cream

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 at

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. 


Highest Zagat restaurant rating on the San Antonio River Walk. 


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


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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