I just wanted to thank everyone who posted with suggestions! We had a great day trip to the Pittsburgh area.
We went to Gooski's for drinks and dinner. Awesome place! I loved the atmosphere, dark, quiet, smokey. I had the Polish Platter while my girlfriend had a Dinner Salad. The food took awhile to come out, but we could tell they were preparing several to go orders at the same time. When the food did arrive it was absolutely beautiful! My girlfriend said her salad was a visual 'work of art'. However the Italien dressing seemed to be only oil and herbs...lacking any kind of vinegar.
My girlfriend and I are traveling from Akron area to Pittsburgh to do some shopping this week. Any recommendations for a laid back bar with good pub fare? Great beer sellection is a plus. Not too keen on sports bars or trendy joints.