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Neumanali

4.7
264 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 264 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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Cynthia (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 7, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

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

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Bonnie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 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.

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omnieater (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 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.

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lov3lylia (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 10, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

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

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vipDiningDiva (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 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.

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