We really enjoyed the food. Creative and delicious.
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.
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.!!
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.
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.
This has been our go-to spot for years. Always good food and service.
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.
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!
Food was delicious! Will definitely come back again
Great food...filet mignon cooked perfectly and seasoned to perfection. Bread pudding was not too sweet. Hidden gem!
Excellent food whether steak or seafood. One of the better restaurants in Hayward!!!
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.
Highly recommend this place. Hidden gem for sure!
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.
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
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 .
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!!!!
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.
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.
Everything you want in a meal out. Everything.
It is always an incredible experience! We absolutely love this place and look forward to it every time.
The ribeye and the pork chop was amazing.
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.
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.
This is my go-to place for a nice dinner in Hayward. Consistently good food and service.
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.
Great work dinner. Perfect balance of noise and privacy. Food was excellent as was wine and service.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
Awesome meal and service. We are regulars and always leave happy.
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.
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.