Love this place! Great food, ambience and service!
We've been going to Neumanali for almost 15 years, but, unfortunely, we will not return. The service and food quality has gone from excellent on both counts to barely fair. There were four guests in our party and something was wrong with at least one course for every guest, and the coffee served was INSTANT! It is totally unacceptable for a "fine dining" restaurant to serve instant anything.
Get it together, Neumanali.
This place is great. It’s a small quaint place with great food and friendly faces. I have been to Neumanali quite a times and have met many great people over the years. Serving amazing food and interesting wines makes this place a wonderful hidden gem.
I love Neumanali’s classy decor and ambiance. The menu had great variety. I ordered the scallops. They were very fresh and cooked to perfection. This is truly a gem, hidden in the heart of downtown Hayward. I highly recommended it.
Wonderful dinner. Delicious
This is my go-to neighborhood place for a nice dinner. Food is consistently good and the staff remember me and my order from visit to visit.
VALENTINES DAY!!! You don't need a special occasion to go back to Neumanali's... but it remains a favorite destination to create one. The Oberon Merlot we selected not only matched the rose petals on the table, it perfectly complemented both my Wife's filet and my lamb chops; ...both dinners were perfectly seasoned and cooked exactly as requested. We asked to escape out to the bar for dessert, and the flourless chocolate cake (Julie's own!) was accompanied with a nuanced coffee-caramel sauce. Over coffee we were able to chat a bit with the owners and another couple who were repeat Valentines' diners...
Isn't that how an evening out is supposed to go?
Delicious food! Nice, quiet ambiance. Will come back!
Neumanali “the hidden gem”, my favorite spot! Took my 12 year old niece there for Valentines Day (a day early) and it was the perfect valentines dinner!
We love dining at this restaurant. We have always had excellent meals there. It is conveniently located. The food and service are excellent. It is our go to place for a quiet romantic meal. Highly recommended.
This is our favourite restaurant in the area by far. It never disappoints and whenever we take friends they are always equally impressed and surprised. We always intend to go more often but they get booked up so you need to book in advance. We have already made another reservation for next month.
Our dinner was scrumptious! Service spot on. And ambiance was fabulous. We absolutely love this place every time we come.
Excellent experience with both service and the quality of the food. Celebrating my wife's B-Day. Very cozy and comfortable with a relax atmosphere. Goat Cheese Salad was customized to have romaine lettuce, vegetable soup had a tomato base flavor that was very flavorful. Filet Mignon cooked rare and was extremely tender and paired well with red wine reduction.
Chef Julie, thank you very much for making the special dish of Oxtail with Polenta and making the dining experience special. We learned that you had made three of which, one was enjoyed by another customer leaving two. My wife enjoyed it so much that we did a take out and took the other home to have the following night. By far, one of the best Oxtails we've had.
We will highly recommended your restaurant to friends and family and look forward to our next visit.
Everything is delicious. Service is excellent. Must try all of their appetizers because they are very good.
The co-owner who was also our waiter was excellent. We loved everything from the atmosphere, how we were treated from the moment we sat down, the food was exquisite.
We were very pleased with our experience. The food was delicious and the service was pleasant but unobtrusive. A lovey local spot.
Besides a bit of pulled up rug that I almost tripped on getting into my booth, with the glass shards in the ripples that was left there for a bit, the food, atmosphere and service were great!
The restaurant was very nice. There was only one waiter, but, he was good at his job. He was personable and professional. The food was tasty.
Always impressed with the service & food-
This our special go to place in Hayward. Beautiful on the outside and inside. Great service, a one man Superman. Always great food! 👍
I would have given this a 5-star dining experience except for the service. When we seated, we were not greeted with the usual hello, how are we this evening, here are your drink menu and dinner menu, etc. but nothing. We were handed the menus right away and the waiter just left. Took him at least 15 minutes to come back to our table and asked for our drinks and appetizers. No small talk or anything. Very straight-forward what can i get you to drink and appetizers.
Love the food.. good wine.. nice ambiance.. with great company = Perfection 😊
Hidden gem near downtown Hayward! I’ve been to a LOT of restaurants... San Francisco, Oakland, East Bay. This place is up there with the best of them. Incredibly friendly service, best Ribeye I’ve had in some time and a lovely atmosphere. Hands down 5 stars.
We love EVERYTHING about this restaurant! It's great!
Overall it was very good. We had a couple of minor issues with our food ( my steak was undercooked, one of my dining companion’s food was so hot it burned his tongue). I was disappointed about how these minor issues were handled.
Hidden gem in Hayward. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends. Servuce was great . Food is good and always arrives on time
Great location, parking, food, drink, and ambiance.
Our favorite restaurant in Hayward.
I had been there once before a long time ago, so decided to take my Mom there for her birthday (there were four of us). We ordered the warm goat cheese salad, wild mushroom bruschetta, prosciutto wrapped prawns, rib eye steak (it was huge), the rack of lamb and the pan seared scallops and everything was delicious! For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake and the bread pudding and we were happy with them but it seemed that we all preferred the bread pudding over the chocolate cake. The only thing is that there is only one waiter/host so he doesn't have time to check with people as to how everything is going; and it might be a bit slower when it gets busy.
We have been going to Neumanali for several years and it never disappoints us. The food is always exquisite. I had their double cut pork chop which was perfectly cooked and quite large; my wife the scallops, her favorite. The wine list is not extensive but reasonable. Service is excellent: friendly and fast. The setting is quiet, cozy; perfect for a couple or foursome.
The only thing I would alert you to is parking is limited.
Very good service. Attentive and polite. Recommend the mushroom brushetta and clams. Lovely atmosphere.
It was ok. The food was good, service was just ok. There was only one waiter and he was not very attentive and had no personality.
The place is cute! Great for a romantic date. Lamb chops were very tender and tasty. The Ribeye was so juicy. They key us split the oh so yummy and warm goat cheese salad. Will have dinner here again!
As always, this is one of our FAVORITE restaurants in Hayward. The food was great and the service is always exceptional. The atmosphere is lovely and this is truly a super place for a nice meal.
Really great! Food was really good and ambience as well!
Goto place in Hayward ! Very comfortable. Felt right at home.
We went for dinner on Saturday, the service was attentive, but not rushed. We had a filet and the rib-eye. They were well prepared with tasty accouterments. We will definitely go back.
The food and space are wonderful.
What a great little spot ! Nice and quiet. I will go back.