Welcome to John Kolar’s new Medina restaurant, Thyme2 the Restaurant.

Located in the former Cana space at 113 West Smith Road, Medina, OH 44256. 330-764-4114

John Kolar Thyme Cook

John Kolar calls Thyme2 “contemporary cuisine with worldly influences”. With spacious seating to accommodate over 120 guests, Thyme2 is sure to be your next restaurant destination. Globally inspired dishes like aromatic short ribs, dry-rubbed in fragrant spices, braised in tomato-tamarind broth, and topped with pickled papaya.

A Hinckley native and Culinary Institute of America grad, John Kolar honed his chops in Manhattan with one of the masters of global cuisine, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. He later worked with Doug Katz at Moxie and Fire, then was tapped as opening chef at Lakewood’s highly regarded Three Birds. Thyme2 marks his second debut as both chef and restaurateur (fortunately, he has wife and business partner Kathy Kolar to share the load).

Modern urbanity is the decorating theme in the two story building, housing fine dining upstairs and the new pub below. Kitchen hours are set for 5:00 to 10:00pm Monday through Thursday and 5:00 to 11:00pm Friday and Saturday. The bar is open till 1:00am.