Very New American Cuisine on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Very New American Cuisine on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Welcome to Fine Dining on the San Antonio Riverwalk

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

Welcome to San Antonio’s favorite fine dining on the Riverwalk.  We are currently open 5 nights a week and will expand our schedule once we are able to fully staff.

Dining Room Open              Tuesday-Sunday 5pm

Valentine's Day Info   

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

 

The dining room is open Tuesday-Sunday* at 5pm     

click here to see the pick up/delivery menu

Chef Bruce Auden and his chefs update the menu daily.  Here is the latest…

Starters | Snacks

Bibb Radicchio Game Packet, Asian chile sauces & veggies, cashews 6. Each

Escargot, mushroom, red wine garlic butter 16.

Crab & Shrimp Campechana, tomato clam cocktail with olives, chiles, cilantro and avocado, crispy tortillas chips 16. 

Chicken Fried Oysters (3), squid ink pasta, pancetta, Swiss chard, mustard hollandaise 18. Add an Oyster 6.

Apple-Smoked Salmon Chalupa (2), black bean, avocado. cilantro, lime crème fraiche, pickled veggies 10.

Habanero Jerk Scallops (2), cheesy Texas grits, pineapple rum chutney 22.

Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, brioche French toast, apple-cranberry-raisin chutney, cider duck jus 30.

TTB Cubano Sliders (2), shredded Berkshire pork, crispy serrano ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, yellow mustard 14. -add one 7.

TTB Arroz Congri Con Pollo, achiote, fried ripe plantain, grilled lime, spinach, avocado 15.

Green Chile Wagyu Burger, brioche bun, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, aioli, pommes frites 19.

Cheese Plate, Gorgonzola, La Espanola, Fat Tail Tomme, almonds, quince paste, walnut date cake, honeycomb, toasty bread 18.

Bread Service. Cornbread 6.  Pain au Levain 6.  Focaccia 6.  Basket with all three 8.

 

Salads | Soup

Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Soup with garlic crouton 12.

Grilled Beet Salad, sherry vinaigrette, baby arugula & goat cheese 12.

 Romaine Hearts, chipotle Caesar dressing, avocado, croutons & parmesan tuile 12.  -add Chicken Breast or Quail 8.

Local Mixed Greens, smoked bacon, apples, cranberry, English cheddar, walnut vinaigrette 11.

Thai Inspired Vegetable Salad, shiitakes and crunchies, sesame ginger dressing 11.  -add Spicy Shrimp 3 each.

 Strawberry & Poppy Seed Salad, spinach & frisee, herby feta, red onion, spiced pecan granola, poppy seed dressing 12.

Baby Kale & Shaved Fennel Salad, Texas citrus, almonds, roasted sweet potatoes, shallot vinaigrette 12.

 

Main Course

Baked American Red Snapper, cornmeal crusted, elote salad, chili lime dressing, masa polenta, roasted poblano sauce 45/23. 

North Atlantic Salmon, lemon thyme couscous salad, swiss chard & sherry, spiced almonds, strawberry coulis 42/22.

Pan Seared Natural Scallops & Gulf Shrimp, chorizo & liver dirty orzo, southern fried okra, maque choux 46/23.

Smoked Bell & Evans Organic ½ Chicken, mashers, charred broccoli, chicken jus, black pepper butter 30.

TTB Slow Cooked Angus Beef Denver, ropa vieja, corn pudding, Cuban spiced zucchini, red wine jus 38/20.

Grilled 8oz Beef Tenderloin, sweet & russet potato gratin, grilled asparagus, jammy tomato, steak sauce, bearnaise 56.

                                Mustard Crusted Australian Lamb Rack, cheesy Texas grits, marinated feta, baby carrots, mushroom veal reduction 54/27.                                           

11 Spiced South Texas Antelope and Lockhart Quail, goat cheese tart, brussels leaves, chestnuts, berry chutney, juniper sauce 50/26                        

Asparagus, Quinoa & Farro Sauté, sweet mustard sauce, pan seared marinated eggplant, roasted Texas mushrooms 22/11. –add Chicken Breast or Quail 8.

 

 

Three Course Prix Fixe $49

 Add Wine Pairings 3 course $25 / Premium Wine Pairings: 3 course $60 

Choose one option for each course. No substitutions or splits, please.

Course One

Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Soup with garlic crouton

Grilled Beet Salad, sherry vinaigrette, baby arugula & goat cheese

Romaine Hearts, chipotle Caesar dressing, avocado, croutons & parmesan tuile

Thai Inspired Vegetable Salad, shiitakes and crunchies, sesame ginger dressing

  

Course Two

Roasted North Atlantic Salmon, lemon thyme couscous salad, swiss chard & sherry, spiced almonds, strawberry coulis

TTB Slow Cooked Angus Beef Denver, ropa vieja, corn pudding, Cuban spiced zucchini, red wine jus

Mustard Crusted Australian Lamb Rack,*cheesy Texas grits, marinated feta, baby carrots, mushroom veal reductio *Supplement charge 8

Asparagus, Quinoa & Farro Sauté, sweet mustard dressing, pan seared marinated eggplant, roasted Texas mushrooms –add Chicken Breast or Quail 

 

Course Three

Sticky Toffee Pudding with English custard

Tunnel of Fudge Chocolate Cake, summer berry compote, candied pecans, Biga crunch ice cream

 Biga Sampler*, sticky toffee pudding, chocolate pots de creme, warm apple blackberry crumble *supplement charge 4

             

Sides  7.

Grilled Aspargus  | Pommes Frites | Mashers  

Cheesy Grits  |  Korean BBQ Cauliflower | 

 

Dessert

Sticky Toffee Pudding with English custard 12.

Chocolate Grand Marnier Frozen Souffle with blueberry citrus salad 12.

Strawberry Cheesecake, almond cookie crust, strawberry coulis 12.

Tunnel of Fudge Chocolate Cake, summer berry compote, candied pecans, Biga crunch ice cream 12.

TTB Pastelitos de Guayaba, guava coulis, vanilla whipped cream 12.

Biga Sampler, sticky toffee pudding, chocolate pots de creme, warm apple blackberry crumble 16.

Lemon Crème Brulee, coconut tuile 12.

Vegan Blueberry “Cheesecake”, coconut sauce & blueberry compote 12.

Sorbet:  Mango, Raspberry, Soursop 6.

Ice Cream, Butter Beer, Biga Crunch, Creme Fraiche 7.

Split Fee 4.

May 28, 2022

TTB Traveling Taste buds: Let your taste buds travel when you can’t. Now celebrating Cuba!

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Cast of Characters: Bruce Auden – Chef/Owner, Martin Stembera – Executive Chef, Brandon Waddell – Private Dining Chef, Amy Delbridge – Pastry Chef

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

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Seasonal Menu: 3 Course Prix Fixe Chef’s Menu Starting at $45

Perfect for pre-theater or pre-Symphony evenings downtown: A three course selection from our menu at a prix fixe price, a steal starting at $45! The Seasonal Menu is available daily, for orders placed before 6:30 or after 9:00 pm.

Table 31

Tucked away behind a sweep of curtains just off the main dining room, Table 31 offers the perfect spot for relaxed entertaining (5-8 people). Treat your guests to a first-class tour of Chef Auden’s new American cuisine with five- to eight-course tasting menus, Let us suggest intriguing wine pairings from our extensive cellar, and relax – your party is in the capable hands of our kitchen and seasoned house staff.

Sample Chef’s Tasting Menu

  • Lobster ravioli on arugula, lobster sauce, fennel
  • Szechuan pepper cured salmon, orange chili noodles, sweet mustard
  • Boudin-stuffed quail with pears, blackberry jus, zucchini cake
  • Veal and beef medallions, chanterelle demi-glacé, mint marigold béarnaise, truffled fries
  • Pavlova with mascarpone, orange muscat fruit

Five to eight courses, $75 to $140 per person, plus bar, tax and gratuity. To reserve Table 31 and order a tasting menu tailored to your occasion, contact Private Dining, 210-225-0277 ext 12, or email us here.

 Brunch!  Mothers’ Day, Easter & Thanksgiving 

Biga serves dinner seven nights a week and, a few times a year, BRUNCH!  Come see why San Antonio food writers consider Brunch at Biga to be one of the most inventive in the city.  What can you expect?   Click and see….

 

Parking

Biga does have a self-parking option under the One Alamo Center.  Enter the garage on the Market Street side of the building.  Look for the Biga sign on the left with the blue arrow.  Need directions?  Click Here…parkmapPDF  Valet is no longer available.

Uber or Lyft can be a quick and inexpensive way to get to us.

Dress Code

None, of course, but Biga’s ambience is a bit dressier than most San Antonio River Walk venues.

Sustainable

Biga on the Banks believes that the best dishes start with the best ingredients. We are proud to partner with premiere food producers, featuring local, organic and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.

 

 

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partn1Highest Zagat restaurant rating on the San Antonio Riverwalk. 

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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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