Neumanali

4.7
364 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
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FA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, ambience and service!

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OT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. Delicious

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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?

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Nice, quiet ambiance. Will come back!

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IM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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TL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was scrumptious! Service spot on. And ambiance was fabulous. We absolutely love this place every time we come.

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n
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious. Service is excellent. Must try all of their appetizers because they are very good.

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with our experience. The food was delicious and the service was pleasant but unobtrusive. A lovey local spot.

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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j
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always impressed with the service & food-

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PK
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our special go to place in Hayward. Beautiful on the outside and inside. Great service, a one man Superman. Always great food! 👍

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Retirement celebration

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food.. good wine.. nice ambiance.. with great company = Perfection 😊

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love EVERYTHING about this restaurant! It's great!

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CF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in Hayward. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends. Servuce was great . Food is good and always arrives on time

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WK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, parking, food, drink, and ambiance.

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PJ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Hayward.

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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BP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service. Attentive and polite. Recommend the mushroom brushetta and clams. Lovely atmosphere.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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T
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great! Food was really good and ambience as well!

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BK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Goto place in Hayward ! Very comfortable. Felt right at home.

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SM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and space are wonderful.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great little spot ! Nice and quiet. I will go back.

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