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

Open for dinner seven nights a week.
Reservations recommended.

The Dining room is TEMORARILY CLOSED

We Have Plans to Open June 16th!

Firday - Saturday   closed
Sunday - Thursday   closed

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

Menu Highlights

Help us pay the bills.  WINE PICK UP AVAILABLE until Friday, April 10th!

The Biga dining room has CLOSED temporarily.  We hope to return once the current health crisis is under control.  

We appreciate all of our guests and hope to be serving them in the very near future.

Wondering where to park?

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.  Need directions?  Click Here…PDFparkmap Valet is no longer available.

Chef Bruce Auden updates the Biga main dining room menu daily. Here are highlights of current favorites and Biga classics:

Starters from $9

  • Seared Hudson Valley foîe gras  toasted brioche, frisée, trumpet royal mushrooms, cider duck jus
  • Chicken fried oysters  squid ink linguine, Swiss chard, pancetta, mustard hollandaise
  • Tempura shrimp  chili lime glass noodles, watermelon, peanuts, mint

Entrées from $25

  • Griddled 13 oz Angus beef ribeye  garlic mashers, French beans, Shiner Bock onion rings, sherry sage jus
  • Gulf crab stuffed true American snapper  crème fraîche chive mashers, baby carrots and French beans, port berry butter
  • Grilled 10 oz beef tenderloin  boulangère potatoes, jammy tomatoes, broccolini, house made steak sauce, béarnaise
  • Mustard crusted Texas lamb rack  herbed goat cheese polenta, trumpet royal mushrooms, foîe gras, port reduction
  • Eleven-spiced Hill Country venison and grilled quail  tamale tart, apple-braised cabbage, grilled eggplant, juniper sauce
  • Close-to-Bouillabaise The Mediterranean classic, updated Biga style: mussels, clams, shrimp, scallop, lobster, tuna, halibut, snapper, with martini rouille

Desserts from $9

  • Sticky toffee pudding  Biga’s comfortingly rich signature dessert, inspired by the British classic. With crème anglaise
  • Grand Marnier souffle
  • Mexican chocolate mousse  caramelized bananas, pecan praline, Kahlua anglaise
  • Blackberry buttermilk panna cotta   raspberry coulis, summer fruit
  • Selection of cheeses   Pecorino Toscano, Gorgonzola, Texas Chèvre, cranberry walnut bread, lavosh

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Seasonal Menu: Prix Fixe Chef’s Menu under $40

Perfect for pre-theater or pre-Symphony evenings downtown: A three- or four-course selection from our menu at a prix fixe price, a steal at under $40! The Seasonal Menu is available daily, for orders placed before 6:30 or after 9:00 pm.

RESTAURANT WEEK?  Restaurant Week Starts January 20th!

Reservations are a very good idea for restaurant week.  Take a look at the menu

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, $65 to $120 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….

Thanksgiving Brunch Menu-click here     Mother’s Day & Easter 


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 blinking blue light.  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.


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. 


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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