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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.
Hayward, CA 94541
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Located behind restaurant.
Located across the street from Hayward City Hall, BART and all bus lines.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Neumanali Ratings and Reviews
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
Three friends and I had a good time- nice atmosphere, attractive space, and good food, with some misses. I had the trout with thin-shaved cauliflower. Flavor was really good but the fish was overcooked and terribly dry. A friend ordered the rib eye and described the desired doneness as "pale pink in the middle". The waiter didn't try to reach a mutually understood specification, though it seemed he understood, but it arrived thoroughly gray, not a bit of pink- such a shame. Both of us would have been justified sending our mains back. Salads were good. Cheese cake was good especially the caramelly penuche nuts.
With only one waiter, no busser, no bartender, and no host every night means service is slow at best. Having our check practically thrown at us without a thank you was really rude. We won't return or recommend to anyone. The same tired menu is not only poor but the food is of amateur quality and presentation.
As always, Neumanali did not disappoint! We decided to play hooky and go to a day game at AT&T Park. It worked out perfectly to walk from the BART station, just a block away, after the game for a wonderful meal. This time we ordered a variety of salads and appetizers instead of entrees, but all are delicious. We go often enough to wish they would change the menu a bit, but we were there on a Thursday, so probably missed out on the weekend specials.
Abran was his usual friendly, attentive self while never seeming snooty or intrusive. Of course we'll be back!
Hubby and I enjoyed an early dinner (5:30pm reservation) before a Warriors game. It was midweek so the restaurant was about 1/3 full. Love the warm feel of the dining room with the jazz art. Service was good. We had the warm goat cheese salad - fabulous - and our beef entrees meals were excellent. We were here once before and ordered fish. Definitely, prefer their beef offerings. We had a relaxing, quiet meal and still arrived 15 minutes before tip-off. Definitely a recommend.
Service was great. Food was good for most part. The pairing of scallops with sweet potatoes did not work. The sweetness was overpowering to the delicate taste of scallops. Better to pair with savory. Great rec of Rose with my meal. Would definitely go again.
My husband and I made a reservation, not knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by the experience. The restaurant is small but never noisy. The tables were well spaced so we didn't feel we were intruding on other conversations. Because of its small size, reservations are a must have (we saw some diners turned away). There is seating on the back patio but it is not heated.
There is one person running the front of the house. He was attentive without being overbearing and the pace of the meal was just right. I thought the menu to be a little eclectic but lacked vegetarian options. The wine list (as others have mentioned) is extensive. I liked that they also offer some wines by the glass -- good for a couple who don't need or want a full bottle.
There are few options for fine dining between San Jose and Oakland so Neumanali fills a need.
Lamb rack was good.
Scallops we a little tasteless.
The sweet potato flavored with pare was quite interesting.
Our waiter was very informative.
The history of the building and the art on the walls is quite interesting.
The acoustics where we sat was not good...
My wife and I enjoy coming here on our anniversaries. It has a fancy atmosphere, and the food is good. However, it is expensive. We will keep going annually because it's kind of a tradition now, but I can't help but question if the food is really worth the price.
Neumanali is a Hayward gem!! I've been going here for years and love it!! With the delicious food and an impressive wine selection, I couldn't ask for anything more. And I have to give a shout out for the one guy that does it all-Abrahm is amazing.
Everything is delicious, but I do have my favorites like the mushroom bruschetta, scallops and the trout.
I look forward to my next visit.
I have gone to this Neumanali about 12 times over 5 years and I enjoyed every meal. They can only accommodate about 35 people and they book up quickly. Food and wine can be pricey but I think it's the BEST place to eat in Hayward and Hayward has SEVERAL good places to eat. They are NOT open for lunch and closed on Sunday and Monday. Very close to BART but the parking can be a bit tight. The Pork chops are to die for and I don't really order pork chops very often. They are as good or better than Wente in Livermore. The trout, Salmon and steak are always a good choice but the Pork chop OMG.
Abrin and the crew at Neumanali is phenomenal. They treat you with kindness and respect and are so friendly. The meal was outstanding and the setting was cozy and romantic. They are great for special occasions as well as for treating yourself to a wonderful meal in a terrific place with caring people.
My husband and I have been going to Neumanali for the past 7 years, for all kinds of occasions, with friends and family. It is one of our top 5 restaurants to go in the East Bay. We love this hidden gem, a lovely Victorian building, on a quiet street near downtown Hayward. The resturant has about 12 tables, and an outside patio for the warm summer nights. The ambience is elegant, and romantic, with candlelights, fresh flowers, and original paintings on the walls. Tables are arranged spaciousoy apart so you can enjoy the meal, without being forced to hear other people's conversations.
The food is always superb, with a great variety of selections. We like to order their Cajun shrimps, rack of lamb , filet mignon and pork chop. Portions are quite generous, and very often, my husband and I just share the food. They automatically split the dish for us without extra charge. Their bread pudding is my favorite dessert. They also have a great wine list, reasonably priced. We enjoyed their Argentinian red wine from the Melbac region. It is only $28 a bottle.
Service is impeccable. Abram is the host, and waiter. He runs the whole dining room, but keep things flowing smoothly alone.
We love going to Neumanali, and highly recommend others to treat themselves there for an enjoyable dining experience, or celebrating some special occasions with loved ones. ( without breaking the bank!)
I stumbled upon this place while killing time waiting for the bus. the location places it off the beaten path making the experience quiet and quaint. the historic Victorian house looks exquisite and the dining room is cozy and inviting. the paintings that adorn the walls add to the ambience and the wine racks located toward the entrance are impressive even if you don't imbibe. this truly is Hayward's best kept secret and I highly recommend this location to any foodie.
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