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Neumanali

4.6
280 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Welcome to our beautifully restored Victorian with a contemporary twist. Neumanali opened six years ago and quickly became a neighborhood favorite. The menu features both fresh and seasonal entrees in addition to a selection of fun and unusual small plates. Perennial favorites are the pan-seared day boat scallops and "made to order" cioppino. The wine list is a bit eclectic and features smaller, more difficult to find winery selections. Lush garden dining is available in the summer and fall.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(510) 583-9744
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Julie Romic Mckillop
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Private party facilities
Restaurant available for private parties. Please contact us for further details.
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Private party contact
Julie McKillop: (510) 750-3921
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Watkins
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Parking details
Located behind restaurant.
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Public transit
Located across the street from Hayward City Hall, BART and all bus lines.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 280 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We really enjoyed the food. Creative and delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This is the second time we've been to Neumanali and we had a great time again!! We brought our two boys (12) and (14) and they enjoyed the food and the impeccable service, too. There's no way to go wrong at Neumanali. We had the lamb, the chicken, the scallops and the filet mignon and all were superb. We also had the asparagus soup and some very tasty appetizers.
The atmosphere is relaxed and we felt special here. We'd recommend Neumanali to anyone looking for a restaurant with excellent food, service, and a positively memorable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is a amazing hidden jewel in Hayward. The hubby came here for the first time a few month ago because we were tired of going to the city or San Ramon for high end food and service. The co-owner is very nice and the food was beyond AMAZING.!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A wonderful discovery for us! Great food, wonderful building, fabulous service. We loved everything we ordered (the trout with crispy cauliflower was what I ordered and it was amazing). The room is beautiful and the other diners were a nice diverse group. I have been recommending the restaurant to everyone since we went last weekend. We brought our 8 year old and she loved it too.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The five of us each enjoyed our individual entrees and dessert.
Loved the decor, the wine recommendation was on spot and the water closet -- tops.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This has been our go-to spot for years. Always good food and service.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had a relatively long wait for our orders to be taken. After they were, and after some time had passed, the waiter returned to tell us that they were out of the entrée my dinner companion had ordered. What he didn’t tell us was that her new choice was going to take a very long time, whereas mine would be done quickly. As a result we waited and waited. My companion’s food was plentiful but over cooked, and my meal was sparse. In general, the food was just mediocre.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Neumanali is an excellent fine dining experience. We've been before and have enjoyed ourselves each time. The service is impeccable and personalized. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was delicious! Will definitely come back again

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food...filet mignon cooked perfectly and seasoned to perfection. Bread pudding was not too sweet. Hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent food whether steak or seafood. One of the better restaurants in Hayward!!!
Great discovery!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

dinner was amazing. All the food was great quality. First time here and i'd go back again. great personal service even though they were busy.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Highly recommend this place. Hidden gem for sure!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

In all the years I have lived in Hayward, finally dined here with one of my sisters. Wonderful ambiance, lighting though, too dim. Hard to really read the menu. My entree was divine. Grilled Chicken Breast topped with Roasted Corn Salsa, served with Whipped Potatoes. Entree was delivered to the table steaming hot, which is wonderful. I enjoyed the Chopped Salad, it was more like a 'minced' salad, but was so very tasty. I could've had a whole bowl of it. Include a Great dinner guest and you have the makings of a Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Brought one of my girlfriends here for the first time ,she thoroughly enjoyed it one of hayward's best kept secrets and the food was impeccable as well as quick service .I have read many reviews about this restaurant and it's always a complaint about the server . IT is a husband and wife running a business and although he may not have time for small talk and he may be focused on doing his job he has always been courteous to everybody that I've seen and every time I have been there

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Hayward does not have many nice establishments for company dinners. Neumanali was a great choice where the food and service was excellent and the only negative was the location that did not have sufficient parking .

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I love this place my husband and I come here for Valentine's day, anniversary and birthday. We love the food, and how close it is to our home. It is our neighborhood jem!!!!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was delicious, we all were happy with out dishes. However Service felt like it was a little bit rushed and Since it was my birthday i was expecting like a complementary dessert, i didn’t got anything so i had to end up ordering a $8.00 cheese cake. It wasn’t a great experience so I don’t know if I will ever go back there again.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

This is a true neighborhood hidden gem. We bring people here when we want a nice meal in a very nice but casual setting. It's much like having dinner at a friend's house. It a very good value as the food is excellent, nicely presented and served at reasonable prices.

We have come to trust this place.

Jim

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything you want in a meal out. Everything.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

It is always an incredible experience! We absolutely love this place and look forward to it every time.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The ribeye and the pork chop was amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

This was our third visit. And just like our previous visits, this one was another outstanding experience! Thanking here is a lot like going to a friend's house. The decor is subtle in the lighting is low so it is a very intimate experience. The food and service is consistently good.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Was great!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food, lovely restaurant, proper linen table cloths and napkins. Pleasant staff. We all had different dishes and everyone was happy with their choice. Easily the best restaurant in the area. This was our 3rd visit and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This is my go-to place for a nice dinner in Hayward. Consistently good food and service.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Lovely environment. I was particularly impressed with our server's knowledge of the menu and their wines. Also, I felt their wines were reasonably priced. Our entrees were served piping hot and their arrival was well timed. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Great work dinner. Perfect balance of noise and privacy. Food was excellent as was wine and service.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was good, I would return. Ambiance is nice and tastefully done. Service was ok. The server was working solo and seemed annoyed at times. Overall is a nice place though .

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was great. The host, waiter and bartender were all the same person, but he managed to do it all somehow. I will probably be back.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Had dinner here for my husband's birthday with a couple of friends. We've lived in the Bay Area our whole lives and never know this gem existed! The restaurant looks like a little home and is very cozy and lovely inside. They even have a lovely outdoor area available for seating with the weather permits. The service was great and the food was outstanding! We enjoyed our entire evening and will most definitely be back soon.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Celebrated Pats B-day she had the rib eye I had the scallops
The steak and sides were perfect as were the scallops perfect sear and all
the only criticism I have is the meal needed a little more salt.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Just perfect.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was impeccable the service was fantastic Ambience was perfect I couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate my birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

This restaurant is so quaint and charming. There are a limited number of tables which makes for a very intimate dining experience. The service was friendly and the food was delicious! I had the salmon and my husband had the ribeye. He is super critical of how red meat is prepared and said it was the best ribeye he's had in the bay area. He was also quite pleased with the sauteed spinach that accompanied his steak. My salmon was cooked to perfection which I paired with a nice buttery chardonnay. The place is very inviting and you'll be tempted to stay long after you've finished your meal to just chat. This made for a nice evening out without having to break the bank for a wonderful meal. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

This is a very small place with just one person, Abram, handling the dining room. It's near the newer, downtown area and it is in the bottom floor of a 3 story, wooden frame building with apartments in the upper floors. There is a small parking lot for the tenants and patrons.

The menu is fairly compact with about 7 starters (including soup and salads, 9 entrees and 4 desserts. All the items seem to be well chosen and cover a wide base of dishes to satisfy most people. All are pretty standard with nothing weird/odd. It was just the 2 of us for dinner.

We had a shared Warm Goat Cheese Salad. She had Steamed Clams Starter and I had the Spicy Fish Stew (Cioppino) and both were excellent! A really nice touch was the Grilled Garlic Crostini that was perfect for dipping in the wonderful sauce and broth. We shared a Cheesecake for dessert and decaf coffee. She had a glass of Pinot Noir and I had Iced Tea. Everything was superb - food, service, ambiance. The whole bill came to $100 (included tax + 20% tip) and it was totally a lovely experience.

We'll be back!

Jim

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1.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Unfortunately, we had the same experience others have had. The poor service began at the door. The host looked at us and said "Oh you're early" Literally, that is what he said...
We were 20 mins early as this best suited our schedule and traffic. We told him we would be just fine at the wine bar as we were waiting for friends. He was the ONLY person for hosting, seating, and serving. He was no AT ALL friendly as he had no time. He NEVER smiled for our party of 4 or for others. When he served the food he left quickly. My grilled rack of lamb was over cooked...medium vs medium rare. He never came back so I was unable to ask for another dinner. He raced to service the entire restaurant so I was unable to flag him down and frankly, didn't have the heart.
When you walk in and he is again alone...turn around and leave because service will be poor and food may not be to your preference. At these prices, one deserves a better experience. No I will not be back, nor refer others.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Awesome meal and service. We are regulars and always leave happy.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Very nice ambiance for a date or for a small gathering with friends. Reasonably priced bottles of wine & delicious small plates & entrees cooked to your liking. I would definitely come back to try the outdoor seating or for a relaxed night out after a long week for some wine & nibbles.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

All in all a good restaurant. The service can be a bit slow though. Each time we have gone it seems as if only one person is covering all of the tables. He also doesn't tend to smile much, just goes about his tasks in a brisk manner. Not overall a bad thing, just could use a bit more lightening up.

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