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About Neumanali

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.

742 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
Watkins

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 583-9744

Website:
http://www.neumanali.com/

Parking Details:
Located behind restaurant.

Public Transit:
Located across the street from Hayward City Hall, BART and all bus lines.

Executive Chef:
Julie Romic Mckillop

Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant available for private parties. Please contact us for further details.

Private Party Contact:
Julie McKillop: (510) 750-3921

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Neumanali Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Special Occasion (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Romantic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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 .

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Just perfect.

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·Dined on November 3, 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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·Dined on November 3, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 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

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This restaurant is located in a sweet, old Victorian in downtown Hayward. It is one of the few remnants of the town's past. The owners are extremely lovely. We had a private party there almost two years ago and have dined there several times since. The food is quite good; very good by the standards of Hayward and Castro Valley which have a lot of restaurants but few of very nice quality. The dining room is pretty with an attractive bar. The menu is fairly extensive with beef, pork, chicken, and fish entrees and very nice appetizers, salads, and desserts. If you are in the area, this is without a doubt the nicest restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This is cute hidden jewel in downtown Hayward. The food was AMAZING and it was the perfect place for us to celebrate an anniversary.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was impeccable, our qualm is with the service. At this tier and price point, we expected more but was hardly given a smile. We were not treated rudely, but we were also hardly served if at all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is an amazing "hidden gem!" We're so happy we stumbled across it!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great hidden gem! Order the chicken, you won't be sorry.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

This was my third dining experience at the restaurant and I was pleased wth the food and wine selections. I hope that they reconsider having music, even one evening a week would be great. Also it would be great if the server was a bit more engaging with the customers. He was nice and helpful with menu selections, however it would help with the overall dining experience if he was a bit more personable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Amazing Food and great ambiance! Always a great meal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Second time to Neumanali and it was even better the second time. This is a small little restaurant that has fantastic food in the middle of Hayward. Who'd of thought.

Totally worth a visit.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

No value for the price and considered the dessert the best part of this meal.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

This place was fantastic. I was looking for a cool spot to take a date and have some good conversation and this was it! The food was great, the service was fantastic and you can't beat the atmosphere of an old Victorian home. Totally classy

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Manager was so pleasant and helpful with food and wine selections and even helped my friend find the place when she got lost. We sat for 3 hours and had great food and service. Really a gem of a place

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

To many restaurants charge prices for really good food but it really is just OK food. Not at Nemanali, the food exceeded the price in quality and the portions. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A bit expensive for what you get. The pork chop was excellent I have to admit. Cooked perfectly and delicious. The trout was overcooked. Appetizers fair and flourless chocolate cake dry unfortunately.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Pleasantly surprised at this neighborhood gem. As appropriate I will start with the dessert - have the bread pudding. I'm a bp snob and this was amazing. I had the duck mole (nice and spicy) and my wife had the lamb. Outstanding over all.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Neumanali was such a gem of a restaurant, we were left wondering why we hadn't gone there sooner. We were a party of four and sat out on the back patio enjoying all the ambiance. Have your waiter describe all the extensive (and no doubt expensive) remodeling done to the property. Go for it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

When we arrived, we waited for the host to come....perhaps after 10 minutes he finally came and was really UNFRIENDLY. He guided us to a table. After waiting another 10 minutes, he finally came and poured water. Then left. We waited for so long then we decided to leave the premise. It seems like he was only one who did serve and host folks. Sigh. Do I want to go back? NO!!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Neumanali is a great place for a date or any romantic dinner. This place has a great list of wines, a small bar and a fair amount of seating to enjoy a delicious dinner. I highly recommend this great establishment.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

This is a gem of a place in Hayward. I am so glad that they have been successful there. The food is always good. The wine list nice, and it is a lovely setting. They have a great menu-I have eaten here many times and it never disappoints!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Fabulous neighborhood gem. And I found it by googling Hayward restaurants. Food phenomenal. Service fantastic.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Excellent ambiance and comfortable in an old building.
The dining room is supportive of good conversation and a pleasing simple yet cozy atmosphere.

The menus is relatively small but offers appetizers, in between courses and a simple great selection of main courses.

Prices are excellent and quality and presentation simple yet pleasing and the portions are the correct midsize with no overload of side dishes and what you order like their meat or fish is well proportioned and the feature of the dish.
Eating out on average 3 times a week and traveling through the upscale areas of the US and Europe, highly recommend and returning for a 2nd time in a row before traveling on.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

This was my first time eating at the restaurant. The food was really good, and the service was great. Oh, the bread pudding was AMAZING. I would recommend dinner, wine and dessert. It's a great little find in down town Hayward.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The restaurant is in a beautiful Victorian home. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious. A true gem and wonderful dining experience!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

My wife and I have had meals at this restaurant and there has never been a "let down". Always tasteful, the appointments, ambience wait service and food; I have highly recommended it to a number of friends. Always look forward to going; it's a conundrum because you don't want to wear it out ....but oh my goodness!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Neumanali is definitely a neighborhood gem! It is now my go to place. The atmosphere is ideal for a small get together with family or friends - as well as a date; the overall vibe is to enjoy your food and your company. The food is great and the staff very friendly. Their menu offers a little of everything. Love how the restaurant is in an old Victorian. VERY nice selection of wines. Make sure you order dessert - their bread pudding is my absolute favourite! What a wonderful place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Living in Hayward most of my life, I have to say I have come to accept that we are just sadly not going to ever be a spot for upscale restaurants. Then we tried this restaurant. I was not expecting much. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised! The look, the service, the food was all great. Now, compared to your upscale places in the City, like Michael Mina or Gary Danko, etc., of course it isn't anywhere close... but it definitely had an upscale feel and the food was all really decent quality. The restaurant is in an old victorian house converted to a restaurant, and also features outdoor seating on a cute back patio. Looks so relaxing out there, but we went on a hot day, so we sat inside for the cooler air. As far as food, my only complaint would be that they tend to love to pepper the heck out of everything. Way too much pepper on my lamb, and my husband's steak. (Be advised that I'm not a big black pepper fan to begin with, but my husband even mentioned it was a bit too much). But otherwise, it was all cooked well and they had delicious good quality cuts of meat, and the sides offered and sauces were also good and well-plated. We both started with the warm goat cheese salad, which was amazing! No complaints on that at all. I can't tell you how nice it is to have a nice, quiet new date-night spot! We will definitely be returning A.S.A.P.!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The food was good. The service was horrible. I'm not referring to that it took a long time - we didn't care since we were a group of ten and that's to be expected. The service was so rude from beginning to end. They automatically got an 18% tip but if it was good service we would tip above that. When I ask if he could please start Taking the order from the other end (I'm always the last to order)he told me know he would just come back. There were too many and worse examples- so much so that it became laughable. Are we being punked? It was a $700 bill and there was t even a thank you. No one sent anything back or was demanding. I just don't think he should be working front of house.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

A little too much meat - the place is elegant but the massive pork chop with a smidge of potatoes was not so appetizing. Would have been nicer to have a little more variety in the meal. Might go back as I meet my son in Hayward and it was quiet enough for a visit

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Excellent service and food, as always! Will definitely be back again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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