Neumanali

4.7
337 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.
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 337 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Our favorite restaurant in Hayward.

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 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
1 review
Dined on November 3, 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 2, 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
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 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 28, 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
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 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
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 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 25, 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 21, 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 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and space are wonderful.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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FT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience all around. Oddly, there was no soup of the day available because, according to our waiter, “it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it.” In addition, when I ordered the duck, the waiter returned to the table and said something about the duck not being “right,” or something like that. I was so surprised by the remark I didn’t pursue it further. However, the rack of lamb I opted for was excellent, so I was happy. Couple of odd remarks/incidents, in my experience, but I guess they follow a policy of full disclosure. The other diners in our group were equally happy with their orders.

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GV
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was OK, and only slightly disappointing compared to other restaurants having similar price points. Waiter was very courteous and attentive.

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b
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to visit. Ebrum is always very attentive. The food is marvelous. We tend to choose this restaurant to celebrate.

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KW
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time at Neumanali. Loved it again just as much as the first time. The food was outstanding & the atmosphere cozy. Our friends loved it as much as we did. We will definitely be back. The sauce that's on the clams is the most delicious sauce I've ever had. Can't get enough of it.

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LW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The items I ordered, clams and chicken, both had rather heavy sauces. I was not expecting that and was disappointed in that the sauce buried the flavor. The other diners were OK with the fish and the pork entries.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have visited this restaurant several times now. Is a beutifull small restaurant with a lot of charm and romamtic ambiance. Perfect for romantic dates or even business dinner. Food is very good, specially for the price! The one gentleman doing it all is very eficient which I applaud, but maybe adding just one more person to the staff could improve service.

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GB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

parking a bit hard to find, if you havent been there before its a bit hard to find. Food was good not remarkable price seemed a bit high,, $100 for dinner with just two drinks. Waiter was very attentive and prompt

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M
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Service! Food is delicious and we would go again.

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K
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service wasn’t the fasted but worth the wait. Our waiter helped us pass the time by explaining the houses history and keeping our glasses full. The chicken is a must!

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JR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful dinner together! It felt
like we had escaped to a romantic beautiful dinner destination. The food was stellar

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JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neumanali is a rare find! Fine dining in an elegant yet relaxed environment. Intimate, clean, original art, soft jazz. Everything is fresh and made to order. The quality, which is excellent, is also consistent! The service is personable, professional, and impeccable. The meal is well-paced: a completely relaxing and fulfilling 1.5-2 hours flows by without ever feeling that we were left waiting! The experience is deeply satisfying and <3 completely romantic <3. Neumanali is our #1 choice for our special occasions and celebrations.

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DD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had an exceptional experience at Neumanali Restaurant. What a great and unexpected find in the "little" city of Hayward! We were celebrating my mother's 76th birthday and she really loved. The food was great (I had filet minion and it was perfectly cooked at medium rare the way I like it). The Victorian house remodeled into this restaurant is really beautiful, too. I will definitely recommend Neumanali!

Sincerely,
D. De'Toles-Dugan

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on every level, great atmosphere, exceptional service, beautiful surroundings and one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever eaten

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu selection, picked a busy day to go so it was very noisy but overall good experience and food was delicious!

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AQ
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We will have three couples getting together on a bi-monthly basis for dinner at different places. Everyone enjoyed this event. I felt that the Ambiance was definitely a step higher than most other places. The food was good and price is reasonable and the service is outstanding..

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d
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neumanali is a small, cozy, intimate, romantic restaurant. It is on the first floor of an old Victorian house. Although small (it seats only 30-35 people but patio seating is also available) it is an elegant white tablecloth restaurant. The ambiance is great and quiet enough to have conversations with your dining party. A small wine bar is also located inside the restaurant. The service was great even though there was only one server but he was very efficient. The menu contains interesting and creative dishes including pork chops, steak, lamb, and seafood choices. The double cut pork chop is enough for two meals. Parking is available in the rear but the restaurant is virtually across the street from the Hayward BART station. We are definitely looking forward to a return visit.

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AQ
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of our 'go to' places when we want to dine with friends and have a nice, relaxed, social dinner at a leisurely pace. The is always good and the service is also excellent. Prices are reasonable for that quality level of food and service. And the ambiance is superb!

Jim

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my partner there for his birthday. He had never been there before. He really liked it. Impressed to find such a little gem in Hayward.

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P
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful quiet ambiance. Food was lovingly prepared & delicious. Welcoming & warm atmosphere. Definitely a gem in Hayward.

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SK
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming place with good food at a reasonable price. Kitchen was neither fast or slow - our table of 4 finished in about 1.5 hr with the dinner room mostly full. The double cut pork chop was definitely a meal for two and was done well.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful Friday night dinner. Neumanali’s has the best ribeye around and the salmon is delicious!

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OT
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

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KW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time dining at Neumanali, we will definitely be back. Loved the whole experience. The food was outstanding with the exception of the caesar salad, which could use some more punch, it was a little bland. Other than that, we LOVED our meal.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner. Salmon with lemon potatoes and hollandaise sause was delicious and the filet mignon was so tender and melted in your mouth. Had the bread pudding and flourless chocolate cake to end this excelkent meal. My husband and I were very happy customers

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of best restaurant in Hayward. Excellent overall!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem of a place. I happen to find it on open table and took a chance because it was said to be quiet. We had a party of 7 and several members are particularly deaf. This makes many restaurants challenging .
The food was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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