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:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Kristie · Married on 06/02/2013
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.
Dale Levine · Married on 01/06/2019
Thrilled with Bartleby & Sage!
We hired Bartleby & Sage to cater our 200+ person, brunch wedding at 26 Bridge in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Rachael was our point person and she was amazing to work with. She really understood our vision and put together a menu proposal that was exactly what we wanted. She then stayed on top of every single detail every step of the way. Their team is creative and talented. The food was delicious and looked amazing. They helped us create a cutom bloody mary bar with unique toppings that our guests can't stop raving about. We can't say enough good things about them and are hoping to attend future events catered by them!
Nina Chung · Married on 10/20/2018
Creative staff, gorgeous presentation, stellar food
Bartleby & Sage’s presentation, culinary talent and staff professionalism on our wedding day were stellar. But equally important to my husband Sam and I was the creative process Molly conducted with us in the months leading up to it. Neither of us came in with “dream day” ideas, so it was a major benefit to have Molly’s expert insights on everything AND her encouragement for us to discover and do things that fit our values. There were some things we were doing “differently” with the wedding (including using a space that had never been used for events before), and Molly’s artist-oriented approach was fabulous: new structures and weird limitations were just reasons to get more creative. It worked. Throughout the planning process, we could also sense her respect for her chefs and wait staff, which was important to us.
Ultimately, food-wise, our appetizers were a fusion of Asian cuisines and came out spectacularly. The main dinner and desserts was a completely different cuisine. We got compliments on it all. Our goodbye gifts for guests were edible. Molly also helped us plan a physical setup for the space that truly emphasized that our wedding was a feast – a community gathering over
a shared meal. We’d recommend the staff and chefs at Bartleby & Sage to anyone thinking about a catered wedding. We felt we had an ally during this period of time that we knew could be filled with anxiety. Guest count: ~240 people.
(I've also left this review on The Knot.)