Bartleby & Sage

Bartleby & Sage

Sustainable catering and event planning since 1997

24-20 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 | map
Catering services: Buffet, Cake, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family St...
About Us

Bartleby and Sage, formerly known as Sage Events : Sustainable catering and event planning since 1997 

Bartleby and Sage prepares both traditional and contemporary food, using the freshest naturally-grown produce, meats and poultry.  We seek out small, family-run farms and local purveyors to bring you food full of authentic flavors.  We drive fuel efficient vehicles, compost our waste and make recommendations on repurposing decor and floral.

Leslie Nilsson, founder and creative guru, has over 20 years of experience catering New York area weddings--clients hire Bartleby and Sage for our extensive knowledge of venues, menu planning and the best way to run a DIY wedding space (not to mention Leslie's diplomacy skills when mother and bride have two very different visions).  Our food is entirely handmade; our staff is highly professional--but more importantly we love what we do, and it shows! (see crew picture from a crazy-fun Steampunk wedding).

Featured on The Food Network, Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Bride, The New York Times, The Daily News and numerous other publications and television appearances.


Contact us at 718.361.0707 or


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  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

My husband and I are in the restaurant/wine industry. When looking for a caterer, we were nervous. Bartleby and Sage was recommended by someone at our location (The Foundry). The first appointment with Leslie immediately put our nerves at ease. She understood exactly what we wanted and was even able to give suggestions that were along the same lines. She and Greta took the time to answer all of our (many) questions.

They really took care of everything allowing for us to enjoy the day. All of our guests raved about the food and many asked for their information!! I've recommended Bartleby and Sage to many already, and will continue to do so. They exceeded our expectations.

  • Wedding: 06/02/2013
Services Used: Catering
Bartleby & Sage is a wedding coordinator from New York City. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island City. Bartleby & Sage is a professional wedding caterer that has been part of the New York City wedding industry for 25 years. We specialize in full service wedding planning and catering
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