Excellent food whether steak or seafood. One of the better restaurants in Hayward!!!
dinner was amazing. All the food was great quality. First time here and i'd go back again. great personal service even though they were busy.
Highly recommend this place. Hidden gem for sure!
In all the years I have lived in Hayward, finally dined here with one of my sisters. Wonderful ambiance, lighting though, too dim. Hard to really read the menu. My entree was divine. Grilled Chicken Breast topped with Roasted Corn Salsa, served with Whipped Potatoes. Entree was delivered to the table steaming hot, which is wonderful. I enjoyed the Chopped Salad, it was more like a 'minced' salad, but was so very tasty. I could've had a whole bowl of it. Include a Great dinner guest and you have the makings of a Wonderful experience.
Brought one of my girlfriends here for the first time ,she thoroughly enjoyed it one of hayward's best kept secrets and the food was impeccable as well as quick service .I have read many reviews about this restaurant and it's always a complaint about the server . IT is a husband and wife running a business and although he may not have time for small talk and he may be focused on doing his job he has always been courteous to everybody that I've seen and every time I have been there
Hayward does not have many nice establishments for company dinners. Neumanali was a great choice where the food and service was excellent and the only negative was the location that did not have sufficient parking .
I love this place my husband and I come here for Valentine's day, anniversary and birthday. We love the food, and how close it is to our home. It is our neighborhood jem!!!!
Food was delicious, we all were happy with out dishes. However Service felt like it was a little bit rushed and Since it was my birthday i was expecting like a complementary dessert, i didn’t got anything so i had to end up ordering a $8.00 cheese cake. It wasn’t a great experience so I don’t know if I will ever go back there again.
This is a true neighborhood hidden gem. We bring people here when we want a nice meal in a very nice but casual setting. It's much like having dinner at a friend's house. It a very good value as the food is excellent, nicely presented and served at reasonable prices.
We have come to trust this place.
Everything you want in a meal out. Everything.
It is always an incredible experience! We absolutely love this place and look forward to it every time.
The ribeye and the pork chop was amazing.
This was our third visit. And just like our previous visits, this one was another outstanding experience! Thanking here is a lot like going to a friend's house. The decor is subtle in the lighting is low so it is a very intimate experience. The food and service is consistently good.
Fantastic food, lovely restaurant, proper linen table cloths and napkins. Pleasant staff. We all had different dishes and everyone was happy with their choice. Easily the best restaurant in the area. This was our 3rd visit and we will be back.
This is my go-to place for a nice dinner in Hayward. Consistently good food and service.
Lovely environment. I was particularly impressed with our server's knowledge of the menu and their wines. Also, I felt their wines were reasonably priced. Our entrees were served piping hot and their arrival was well timed. Everyone enjoyed their meals.
Great work dinner. Perfect balance of noise and privacy. Food was excellent as was wine and service.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
Awesome meal and service. We are regulars and always leave happy.
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.
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.
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.
This is cute hidden jewel in downtown Hayward. The food was AMAZING and it was the perfect place for us to celebrate an anniversary.
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.
This is an amazing "hidden gem!" We're so happy we stumbled across it!
Great hidden gem! Order the chicken, you won't be sorry.
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.
Amazing Food and great ambiance! Always a great meal!
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.
No value for the price and considered the dessert the best part of this meal.
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