For those that are brave enough to hit the ice rink in Bryant Park (sadly, the McCarren Park rink closed on January 4), there are plenty of great food concessions nearby. Tom Coliccio's 'Wichcraft is operating a kiosk that serves grilled cheeses and tomato soup on the 40th Street side of the park. There's also a hot chocolate kiosk on the 41st Street side, and, of course, if it's booze over soup that warms you up, check out the libations at bi-level pop-up bar Celsius, which will be on-site through March.
The tree may be gone at Rockefeller Center, but the skating rink remains. If you're hungry after a twirl on that iconic rink, you can scope out our guide to non-tourist-trap eats in that 'hood. A visit to Central Park's Wollman Rink provides the perfect excuse to dig into a whole chicken at Rotisserie Georgette, where a variety of meats are cooked on spits over open flames. And, perfect-date alert, start off by lacing up those skates and then head over to the restaurant for the Poule de Luxe for two, which is stuffed with wild mushrooms and served with foie gras.