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Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events

555 West 23rd Street
New York, NY, NY
Services: Catering | Login to save vendor
(212) 807-0568
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 68 Reviews


    Lisa

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  • Marcey Brownstein Catering was recommended to us by our venue, The Foundry, and we could not have been in better hands! Olga Svirkova, our wedding coordinator was a God-send! She planned the perfect menu, answered all our questions and went above and beyond the call of duty to help us with every detail. The food was outstanding, and the service Olga and the rest of the Marcey Brownstein team provided was impeccable! Olga truly made our wedding night perfect in every way. Run, run, run to Olga and the Marcey Brownstein team!

    Lee

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  • As the mother of the bride with two weddings within 9 months, I have now worked with many, many vendors! We started our search with the preferred vendors of our venue, which was a bit complicated logistically. While several of the responses were fairly "cookie cutter," from the beginning, Marcey's were thoughtful and personal. Even, her earliest responses attempted to address the two different cultures of our families as well as the dietary restrictions of the bride (gluten free) and her allergy prone family! Marcey was creative and flexible and worked with us to stay within our budget....until we decided otherwise! I think I many have enjoyed the wonderful tasting dinner the most, as I then tried every single menu item, where as during the wedding I missed some of those delicious treats! The meal was delicious. Her staff was lovely and attentive and handled the complicated venue and logistics. If there were issues, I never heard about them and our guests enjoyed a magical evening in... Read more

    Melanie

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  • Marcey Brownstein is consistently wonderful to work with. Leslie and her team are able to execute an event seamlessly each and every time. Not only is the service exceptional, the food is delicious! It's creative, fun, and hits the perfect balance between whimsical yet recognizable. It can be difficult to explain what exactly you want to offer for the meal at your wedding, but Leslie has a talent for understanding and creating a menu that reflects the couple perfectly. You are in excellent hands with Leslie and her team-- I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

    hootan

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  • We have worked with Leslie, from Marcey Brownstein and the team, for 2 critical milestones in our lives: our wedding reception for 150 guests and my partner’s 50tth birthday dinner. I can easily say that the quality and understated elegance of the food and service enhanced our receptions beyond any other element, and elevated it to a level none of our well heeled, discerning guests had experienced before. They are not ‘caterers’; they excel at creativity, vision and grasping the essence of the client’s idea, and go well beyond preparation and flawless execution to create the warmth, beauty and flavors to sustain any event... What is consistently amazing about Marcey Brownstein and the team--though at this stage it shouldn’t be-- is that they have ‘heard’ you and they listen before you are able to even articulate what the vision fully is, and they run with. They are great at collaboration, flexible to adapt as needed or budget dictates, and effortlessly execute at the... Read more

    Robbie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Leslie sets the industry standard for what it means to take an event from vision to execution. From our first conversation, she asked very thoughtful and important questions to get a sense of who were are, what we liked/disliked, and what we wanted to the wedding to look and feel like. She returned with a menu proposal that deeply reflected our diverse taste in food, the marriage (pun intended) of two cultures, and a variety of foods that accommodated the vast range of dietary needs of our guests. I've been to many weddings and food can be quite bland - especially when it comes from a pre-packaged menu. The personal nature of the menu not only assured it truly reflected us but also ensured that flavor and taste was not compromised. I am not exaggerating when I say the food was the highlight of the night (next to the grooms, of course!!). We are two weeks out from our big day and the one constant that folks continue to speak about is the food. In the words of one guest, "Where... Read more

    User3809236

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    5 out of 5
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  • When my now husband and I began the process of wedding planning we knew we wanted the food to really stand out and shine -this was high on our priority list. We love to cook and food is not only a huge love we share, but something that we have associated with family celebrations throughout our lives. I can not recommend Marcey Brownstein and the AMAZING Leslie Russell more. From the moment I sent an email inquiry to the tasting to finalizing the menu to the day of our wedding, leslie was by my side and assisting with any questions and needs that came up. The service is top notch and above and beyond!!! Super responsive over email, and always happy to hop on the phone, I was very pleased with the ease of planning. Leslie is the best, I couldn't have asked for more - she was more of planner than just a caterer! The food options are plentiful-and all delicious. As a couple we frequent a ton of NYC restaurants and MBC offers high end restaurant-quality food and presentation in a we... Read more

    Jacqueline

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  • If I could give Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events 10 stars I would! I was so lucky to have her cater my recent outdoor wedding in East Hampton, and I would recommend her without hesitation to any bride! From start to finish, Marcey and her team were an absolute joy to work with! Marcey's lovely personality put me at ease from our first meeting. She is smart, professional, polished, and organized. She is proud of the service that she offers and I felt that she genuinely cared about my wedding. I told Marcey that my favorite cook is Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa) and Marcey nailed the wedding menu selection. Her food really is "wow"-worthy and countless guests complimented our hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and dinner menu. We had a few hors d'oeuvres from cocktail hour that ended up all over Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest because they were so unique and delicious. It felt like every time I looked over my shoulder someone was taking a photo of the food. My wedding day was ... Read more

    Claire

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  • Marcey Brownstein Catering was on the preferred caterer list provided by our venue, 632 on Hudson. I interviewed all of the caterers on the list and there was absolutely no question that Leslie Russell at Marcey Brownstein was the person to work with. From our first phone call, Leslie was warm and engaging, and clearly possessed expertise on how to structure the cocktail style reception we envisioned. She also is intimately familiar with 632 on Hudson. When we met with her in person, we were even more impressed. In addition to helping us create the best menu, she provided great advice on music, and hooked me up with excellent hair and make-up people. Oh, and the guest couldn't stop talking about how delicious the food was. There were only two minor glitches at our otherwise perfect event. Neither glitch had anything to do with Leslie or our catering, but she swooped right in and set things straight. On top of her professionalism and expertise, she is a lot of fun to work with. And... Read more

    Gillian

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  • We had a fantastic experience this past weekend at our wedding! We met Leslie when touring the Foundry for our wedding. She was so excited and warm that we had a great feeling about working with her. We also looked at Raging Skillet, which is also awesome (and had catered 2 of our friends' weddings), but we felt meeting Leslie was meant to be and it was! Leslie spent the months leading up to our wedding creating the perfect menu and bar selection based on our favorite foods and multi-cultural backgrounds. Leslie and the chefs were as excited about incorporating our Texas / Jamaican / British / Floridian / NY / Irish backgrounds as we were. When Leslie learned we wanted to bring Jamaican patties from a bakery in Queens, the chefs studied, experimented and created teeny tiny Jamaican patties for cocktail hour that were amazing. It was such an amazing gesture. And the Jamaican family really approved! Leslie was so flexible and extremely responsive during our planning -- right u... Read more

    Candice

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  • Marcey Brownstein Catering and Events is the best. We worked mainly with Leslie who is a God send! However,every member of their staff was wonderful. Our wedding was destination for us and she made it so easy to plan. She helped us create a timeline for our event and gave honest suggestions. She was so accommodating with our tasting and rental selections. We were able to plan this wedding with only 2 visits to New York. During our consultation she met with us for approx. 2 hours and even had drinks and treats for us to enjoy. She put a menu together for us and we were able to adjust the selections as needed. After the tasting, she then adjusted the menu and flavors to our liking. We were able to sit down with the chefs to discuss our likes and dislikes. I even sent a recipe for one of the desert selections and they used it. I was amazed. Our guests commented on how great the food and service were. It was more like dining at a fine restaurant then eating your traditional w... Read more

    Sarah

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  • We are so glad that we went with Marcey Brownstein. The entire process from choosing the menu to the reception was easy and fun and I have had so many people tell me the food was the best they ever had at a wedding. It was beautifully presented and delicious and they were very flexible in making extras of the appetizers for my vegan guests. We worked with Leslie who was not only a caterer but acted more like an event coordinator. She made everything run smoothly, worked with our other vendors and helped out with almost every aspect of the wedding. She and her staff made sure we both ate, brought us appetizers to share right after the ceremony and a plate at dinner. She let me know when to start walking down the aisle, straightened my dress, lit the candles and handled a near-disaster with the venue. Such great service. We would highly recommend her and her team.

    Jillian

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • My fiancé and I met with several caterers and found none to be as accommodating, friendly, and professional as Leslie was at Marcey Brownstein. She made sure that our budget was respected and was receptive to all of our ideas and overall vision for our wedding menu. Although we personally did not eat very much on the wedding day, all of our guests were blown away with the quality of food and the attention to detail. Leslie was very easy to get in touch with via e-mail and phone, especially in the few days before the wedding. The waitstaff and bartenders were extremely professional and attentive and they all had genuine smiles on their faces all night!

    User3451323

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  • Leslie was great to work with and incredibly helpful not just in picking food but in scheduling the whole night. She provided guidance when we needed it but didn't impose her ideas on us.

    Ian

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • Finding an NYC caterer who a) was able to do kosher and b) understood our sophisticated philosophies about food (local, organic, non-GMO, sustainable, creative) was a real pain until we contacted Leslie Russell at Marcey Brownstein. What a find and in our neighborhood, too. The food for our event was AMAZING. Really! It was one of the highlights and a huge hit with guests. We did a dairy kosher meal. The salmon was superb. Get the the wild mushroom and fontina hors d'oeuvre. The pumpkin brulee thing -- well, Mom had two. Leslie is incredible -- and lives up to what someone said: "She is the best wedding planner in the city." And I only learned that after we hired her. I'm a fan. She is totally fun to work with. Great, great energy. Amazing skills and approach. She made us feel totally confident that the wedding would be great and it was. I'd hire her again.

    Judi

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  • Sometimes one little "oops" can have a big effect. In our case the "oops" was that Leslie Russell, the one we thought would be on top of everything at our daughter's wedding, forgot to order the right food. She forgot that we wanted to include sliders, hotdogs and french fries for the kids. Oops. We picked Marcey Brownstein because of Leslie. After interviewing three caterers, we thought that she just seemed to know exactly what was what and could really be there for us. We thought that under her care nothing would go wrong. Oops. But I guess the thing that was most appalling was the way it was handled. Olga, who she sent to the wedding (we thought she would be there) apparently knew the food wasn't there but didn't say anything to us. I didn't notice until I saw my young niece and nephew pining over a lack of foods for them and then it hit me - I never saw the sliders, hot dogs and french fries. But I decided that I was too happy to start complaining about it during the party. I ho... Read more

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