Bartleby & Sage is a fine catering company based in Brooklyn, New York. For over 30 years, owner and founder Leslie Nilsson has been creating contemporary and artistic food for her clients and simply loves preparing a catering menu to savor. She is experienced in planning stunning wedding menus and tablescapes. All of her food is entirely handmade and utilizes fresh, naturally-grown produce.
Bartleby & Sage uses organic, fuel-efficient and even sustainable flower resources to cater to those interested in being green. Their services include:
With seven outstanding WeddingWire awards under their belt, they offer the finest, freshest produce from their foodie-loving hearts to yours. From American to seafood, they offer a lovely range of cuisines for their clients to select from. Serving styles and services include:
70 Reviews for Bartleby & Sage
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Rachel White · Married on 08/10/2019
Delicious food, outstanding service
Rachel Livingston-Meko and the team at Bartleby & Sage were outstanding from day one. When we went to do the tasting Rachel was so excited to dream up a perfect menu with us and got the vibe we were going for straight away. When I couldn't make my mind up about chairs and we changed the table layouts a million times she was patient and understand, and as a day-of coordinator she was the perfect balance of communicative and chilled out, nothing seemed like it was a big deal and the flow of the day went really well. When I chickened out of doing the first dance and she smoothly went on to the next thing without batting an eyelid. Bartleby & Sage make the best food we tried, and we tried a few. The menu they put together had everyone talking, my mother still won't shut up about it! They picked up all our bits and pieces the day before to take to the venue in the morning and made sure we had everything when we were clearing out of the venue that night, Rachel even made sure there was some pie in our hotel suite as I was so busy trying to talk to anyone I didn't get to have desert. It's the little touches like that which make me so excited to recommend Bartleby & Sage, the dedication and care are balanced with a kind human connection and the mac and cheese is out of this world.Sent on 09/17/2019
Kimberly · Married on 05/11/2019
Such good food and amazing staff
We hired Bartleby and Sage for our catering and day of coordination. The menu they put together was exactly what we wanted (food was one of our top priorities for the wedding) from incredibly tasty passed appetizers (lamb chops were a favorite) and signature cocktails to a beautifully plated dinner, passed desserts and late night fried food. They were incredibly flexible when we wanted to change aspects of a dish and it all came out so great! We also loved working with Rachael for our day of needs, she managed all the vendors expertly and I had zero stress the day of! She was also incredibly responsive over email and helped us nail all the details, providing incredibly helpful advice around every decision and handling all the details (and I had many in full disclosure) perfectly. Highly recommend both Bartleby & Sage and Rachael!Sent on 06/17/2019
Lyndsey · Married on 04/20/2019
Look no further!
Amazingly enough, Bartleby and Sage was the first caterer I reached out to, and after getting quotes and researching many others, I came back to them. Having made the decision on The Foundry as our wedding venue, I was super intimidated by the “a la carte” style of wedding planning. Leslie put me and my fiancé at ease completely and made us feel like anything was possible! And it was. We had our dream wedding with amazing, “non traditional” food, exactly how we imagined it. Our family and friends were so impressed by the classy hors d'oeuvres and main courses. We also got multiple compliments about the quality and attentiveness of the staff during the night. I also highly recommend booking Leslie’s planning services. I didn’t have to worry about anything day of. And prior to the wedding, somehow Leslie made us feel like we were her only client, taking multiple days to help us with the rentals at the rental studio. And a bonus, is that this was the only catering company that offered a complimentary tasting. Other companies wanted us to throw down many thousands of dollars without even tasting their food...sorry that was not an option! Definitely look no further than Bartleby and Sage for your caterer!Sent on 11/02/2019
Bartleby & Sage's reply:Thank You for the kind words Lyndsey. You know we loved working with you. I was just thinking of you today and hoping you are doing well. How amazing that your wrote a review today too — it’s like our minds were crossing paths. Please stay in touch if you ever need anything. Leslie