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Bartleby & Sage

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About Bartleby & Sage

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.

Services Offered

Bartleby & Sage uses organic, fuel-efficient and even sustainable flower resources to cater to those interested in being green. Their services include:

  • Cake
  • Dessert
  • Outside cake


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:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
4.9 out of 5.0

68 Reviews for Bartleby & Sage

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68 Bartleby & Sage Reviews

Suzy Baker

Married on 03/22/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Bartleby & Sage - Wedding Catering

When I think about the best thing about working with Leslie and the Bartleby and Sage team its almost impossible to rank order of what they did best. Needless to say having amazing tasting, quality ... Read more food and drink at the wedding is high on the list, but additionally almost totally stress-free planning that is totally flexible (you want a bourbon cart, a craft beer bar and a carvel ice-cream cake...no problem) is up there too. Also what's the point of planning being easy and food bring great if the team working at our wedding on the night were not so great - the servers were fun, polite and so helpful and the kitchen team made sure everything ran so smoothly. Its too hard to say one thing that makes Bartley & Sage so great so take my word for it, it would be hard to find a catering team that makes planning the wedding as fun and easy, lets you enjoy the wedding and not worry about anything and generates literally hundreds of comments from guests about the amazing food, huge and plentiful drink selection and awesome staff.


Married on 05/11/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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!

Dale Levine

Married on 01/06/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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!

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