203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820529.423340 -98.491850
Sun-Thurs 5:30-10pm; Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm
Neighborhoods: Central San Antonio, Downtown
Service is lacking. – Definately overrated. With the wooden floors and all the glass, it is a noisy place. Our drinks were slow in arriving, the waiter had to keep checking his notes on the specials, and after placing our order, we found out that they were out of several dishes.
Nationally respected chef of New American cuisine creates dishes as fashionable as the ambience. – In Short
Modernist decor features concrete, plate-glass and curving white curtains--a hipper twist on most Riverwalk eateries. Chef Bruce Auden's menu involves bold combinations in familiar dishes, such as smoked pork chop with quick-cooked vegetables and a dollop of curried sauce. Seared tuna, caramelized pineapple and chili broth are topped with foie gras. English toffee pudding swims in a pool of thin custard for an indulgent ending.
Inconsistent – My boyfriend and I went to Biga last night, looking for a VERY special evening. It was his birthday, and I was buying. I knew what I was getting into as far as price, but I have to say, I really question weather or not it was worth it. The Foie Gras was execllent, and the Souffle outstanding--the stuff in between--not so much. He had a steak that was quite thin, and pan cooked instead of grilled (?) I had the stuffed Mahi that was quite salty. add to that some rather uninteresting heirloom tomatoes and dry Mozarella, and some bland shrimp, and you have our dinner. However, the biggest insult truly has to be the wine list--one of the most amazingly over-priced I hace ever seen, and I have "eaten around" as they say! $102 for a bottle of Archery Summit Pinot Noir 2004--that never did open up as well the price would suggest, and a boring and equally price-inflated white list, and there you have it. Also, finally, the room was extraordinary loud, and VERY far off the "romantic" designation it has been given. The saving grace was the walk back to our hotel on the riverwalk--and extraordinary feature of San Antonio.
this restaurant offers a great view of the riverwalk without being in the crowded commercialized area. nice art deco decor. service was great. i really enjoyed the seared foie gras, venison, and souffle.
Rare in San Antonio – Was in SA after being chased by Rita. It was our first anniversary and was looking for a special place to spend with my wife. The reviews for this place are right on - this would rank very high in Houston which has a much greater selection of higher end cuisine like what is server here. No dissapointments from start to finish. Great atmosphere, service, and better food. Check out the polenta - to die for.
Excellent place – Likely the best in town. Menu is unique and imaginative which only top quality ingredients. Menu changes every day so hard to say for sure what will be available but do not worry you certainly will find more then one thing to order unless you have a very limited range of tastes! Room is modern, table spacing is good and they can even handle larger tables (10 or so) without a problem. Service was fantastic, staff works together very well.
Very Romantic – If you can get a corner area with the curtain, it is very romantic. Our anniversary is in December and the lights from the Riverwalk added to the experience. Not the typical Riverwalk restaurant.
Biga has littla class – Visited for Sunday brunch. Basic setup is entree choice with all you care to eat appetizers, and desserts. The latter was by far the best part of the meal. The entrees were quite cold - wife had pork, I had softshell crab over pasta. The champagne was cheap, but plentiful. The highlight was clearly the incredible desserts.
Refreshing – This restaurant is possibly the best in town. For the true food & wine connoisseur, Biga has to be a most remarkable find when visiting San Antonio. Not for the chicken fried steak, Texas sized portion, "would you like cream gravy on that?" crowd. If you can't read the menu, don't eat there, your palate is not refined enough to appreciate it.
Biga – Wonderful ambiance, OK food, and the service was alright. The price to overall quality rating of the restaurant is what detracts from this establishment. It's an OK restaurant in big boy clothing.
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