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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
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.!!
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.
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!
My favorite two items on the menu are the wild mushroom brushetta and the pork chop and you must leave room for dessert because the hot fudge sundae is awesome! Great little place for a small group or a date, food and ambiance are wonderful.
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.
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