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Restaurant Review
Biga on the Banks
 

Biga on the Banks is very upscale and a great place for an extra-special dinner.

The chefs and staff at Biga on the Banks are very much aware that many of their patrons have dietary restrictions. As a result, and, as you might expect at such an upscale eatery, most of the entrées can be modified to suit the taste or the dietary requirements of its various patrons. For example, almost all of the entrées are either already gluten-free or can be prepared so. Of course you will want to ask your waiter or even one of the chefs if you are in any doubt at all about a particular dish; they seem very knowledgeable.

Biga on the Banks changes its menu daily according to the season and the availability of fresh ingredients. It's a sure thing, though, that the food will be prepared in a manner that's been described as elegant, bold, and contemporary. Voted one of the "top five restaurants in Texas" by Gourmet Magazine, and a James Beard Award Nominee in 2001, 2002, and 2003, Biga on the Banks will not disappoint the gastronome. Nor will it intimidate the amateur connoisseur of good food and drink.

It will be no surprise that such fine dining does comes with a price, however. Biga falls into the category of "very expensive" according to Frommer's Texas guidebook. Fortunately, there is a three course prix fixe menu for $37 per person or a four course prix fixe menu for $45. Order the special menu between 5:30 and 6:30 pm or after 9 pm. Otherwise, appetizers average $10 per order, soups and salads about $9 each, main courses begin at $20, and desserts start at $8. Dinner for two, with wine, can easily run upward of $100. Valet parking is $9.

This review was updated by Anne Barfield in November, 2008.